Introduction to BeaversBeavers

Are you ready for an exciting adventure? Look no further than the Beaver Scouts, the second youngest section of Scouting in the United Kingdom. These enthusiastic young explorers, aged between 6 and 8 years, embark on a journey filled with new experiences, friendships, and learning opportunities.

What Is a Beaver Scout?

Beaver Scouts, affectionately known as Beavers, form the first and youngest section of the Scout Group. When you join Beavers, you step into a world of curiosity and wonder. Here’s what awaits you:

  1. New Activities: Beavers get to try their hands at a variety of activities, from outdoor adventures to creative projects. Whether it’s building a den, learning about wildlife, or trying out arts and crafts, there’s always something exciting to explore.
  2. Making Friends: Beavers meet fellow adventurers and build lasting friendships. Together, they learn teamwork, kindness, and respect for one another.
  3. Awards and Challenges: Completing awards pushes Beavers to achieve more, learn more, and be more. From earning badges to mastering new skills, each achievement is a stepping stone toward personal growth.

The Beaver Colony Experience

In a Beaver Colony, young minds thrive. Here’s a glimpse of what happens within those friendly circles:

  • Gather Logs: Imagine Beavers forming a circle, holding hands, and creating a bond. The leader calls out, “Gather logs!” – a simple yet heartwarming ceremony that unites them.
  • Adventurous Activities: Beavers engage in age-appropriate adventures. Whether it’s a nature hike, a mini treasure hunt, or a science experiment, they’re always eager to explore.
  • Moving Up to Cubs: Eventually, Beavers bid farewell to their cozy colony and move up to the next adventure: Cubs. But the memories and lessons from their Beaver days stay with them forever.


Being a Beaver Scout isn’t just about badges and activities; it’s about embracing curiosity, building friendships, and discovering the world around you. So, if you’re ready for a journey filled with laughter, learning, and a touch of magic, join the Beaver Scouts – where every day is an adventure waiting to unfold!

Being a Beaver

When you join Beavers, you’ll be introduced to lots of new activities, people and things. Here’s everything you need to know.

Find a Group

Activities and what you’ll get up to

Get an introduction to outdoor activities, have the opportunity to be creative, explore your local community and experience the excitement of a Beaver Scout sleepover with your friends.

Find Activities

Beaver Promise

As a values based movement we all make the ‘The Promise’ an oath that helps us to be our best

Learn the Beaver Promise

Uniform and badge placement

You don’t need a uniform to join. But once you’ve settled in, you’ll start speedily earning badges, and you’ll need to know where to put them!

Learn about what to wear in Beavers Badge Placement

Beaver leaders

All of our leaders are trained volunteers, working to make sure Scouting is safe, inclusive and accessible. Some lead the Colony week in and week out. Others visit occasionally to help run a session or drop in to share their skills. No matter how much time you have to spare, find out about volunteering on your own terms.

Find a Group to volunteer with