Beaver Scouts are young people usually aged between six and eight years old. They are the second Section in the Scouting family. They can move to the next Section, Cub Scouts, between seven years and six months and eight years six months.

Easily recognised by their distinctive turquoise sweatshirts, Beaver Scouts enjoy making friends, playing games, going on visits and helping others. They usually meet together once a week in a Beaver Scout Colony.

Most Beaver Colonies organise Sleepovers. These are often the first time a young person spends a night away from home. They take place in suitable buildings, often Scout centres.  Beaver Scouts are allowed to camp outdoors and many colonies have taken advantage of this and some are doing 2 nights too.

The majority of Beaver Scout Leaders, Assistant Beaver Scout Leaders and Helpers get their woodland animal Scouting names because Beaver Scouts is based on a book called ‘Friends of the Forest’.

We have Beaver Colonies at all of our Groups.

For details of your nearest Beaver Colony please contact