About Beavers

Beavers are young people aged between 6 and 8 years who are members of the Scout Association. Within the colony they work in one of three small groups called Lodges. There are usually 24 young people in a Colony and a small team of adults who plan and run the programme.

The Principles of the Beaver Scout Programme are:

  • Making friends
  • Sharing
  • Making progress
  • Keeping the promise
  • Having fun

These underpin all that is done in Beaver Scouting and describe what Beaver Scouting is all about.

Beaver Scouts learn about the themselves – exploring their feelings and developing good habits of health and hygiene. Beaver Scouts get to know people – finding out about people in their family, the family of Scouting, and the local community and wider world. Beaver Scouts explore – discovering the exciting world of science, nature and technology, exploring the natural and man made world. Beaver Scouts care – growing in their love of God and responding to the needs of others, the local community and the wider world.