Beaver is the first and youngest section in the group taking children aged 6 to 8 years – earlier entry is at the Beaver Scout Leader’s discretion (for example, to allow someone a little bit younger to join at the same time as their friends).

The emphasis is on “fun and friendship” with plenty of games and crafty activities as well as trips and they can even take part in a one night sleepover or camping trip if they wish.

A group of Beaver Scouts is called a Colony, and each Colony is split up into smaller groups called Lodges.

The Beaver Scout Promise




The Beaver Scout Motto
“Be prepared”

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Beaver Scouts wear a turquoise sweatshirt with a Group scarf (often called a necker) and a colourful woggle, the colour of which may identify their Lodge or team.  For details of where to purchase the uniform, please see our FAQ.


There is a range of badges and awards available to young people in the Beaver Scout Section from Activity badges, Challenge badges and Core badges.  If you want to read more about the different badges and the requirements to achieve them, you can find them on the Scout Association website here.

The diagram below shows where to sew on the badges when they are presented.  Click on it for a larger image.