Beavers are full of energy, and generally meet for an hour per week. They enjoy all that Scouting has to offer; being introduced to outdoor activities, having the opportunity to be creative, explore their local community and experience the excitement of a Beaver Scout sleepover with their friends.

The Beaver Colony is the second section of the Scout Group. Beaver Scouts are young people aged between 6 and 8 years old.  There is core flexibility in the age range:  young people can join from age 5¾, and can move to Cubs between age 7½ and 8½.  It may sometimes be appropriate to extend this flexibility for young people with additional needs. For further information, see our guidance on age range flexibility

Allison Beavers meet on Mondays 5.30 – 6.30pm in the Scout Hut.

Wilford Beavers meet on Wednesdays 5.45 – 7.00pm in the Scout Hut. 

Beavers meet together as a ‘Colony’ and work within small groups called ‘Lodges’.  Looking for fun, adventure and new skills our Beavers take part in a wide range of activities provided by our Leadership Team, which include making things, singing, playing games, going on visits, investigating nature, listening to stories etc.  

By taking part in a regular programme, Beavers can work towards Activity Badges and Challenge awards.  With hard work and commitment Beavers can gain their Bronze Award.


A Beaver Colony may be organised into smaller groups called Lodges. Lodges can be used in a number of ways to facilitate the organisation of the Beaver Scout Colony. They may provide a ‘home’ area for Beaver Scouts to gather at points at the start, during or at the end of the Colony meeting. 


During their time in the Colony, Beaver Scouts will get a chance to try a wide range of different activities as well as going on trips, days out, and on sleepovers. Participation, rather than meeting set standards, is the key approach, and there are a range of badges and challenge awards that Beaver Scouts can gain to recognise their achievements. 

Further information about badges and awards for the Beaver section can be found here

The Beaver Scout Promise

There are a number of variations of the Beaver Scout Promise to reflect the range of faiths, beliefs and attitudes, and nationalities, in the UK within Scouting. 

A Beaver Scout Promise poster can be downloaded here.

For Christians, Jews and Sikhs

I promise to do my best
To be kind and helpful
And to love God.

For Hindus and Buddhists

I promise to do my best
to be kind and helpful
and to love my Dharma.

For humanists, atheists and those with no defined faith

I promise to do my best
to be kind and helpful
and to love our world.

For Muslims

I promise to do my best
to be kind and helpful
and to love Allah.

Further information about the Promise in Scouting can be found here

The Beaver Scout Law

There is no formal Beaver Scout Law. The concepts expressed in the Scout Law are to be presented to Beaver Scouts through games, storytelling and other informal activities.

The Beaver Scout Motto

Be prepared


Beaver Scouts may wear a turquoise sweatshirt with a Group scarf (often called a necker) and a coloured woggle which identifies their Lodge or team.

Uniform and other clothing items can be purchased from Scout Store


The Beaver Scout flag is light blue, bearing the Scout symbol and the Scout Motto.