Introduction to Beavers

“Beaver Scouts are young people aged between six and eight years old. They belong to the first and youngest Section in the Scouting family. Young people can also join Beaver Scouts in the three months leading up to their sixth birthday.”

The Beaver Colonies in all our King Alfred Scout Groups welcome boys and girls into their Section. After a couple of years of “Fun and Friendship” (not to mention exhausting the Leaders!), Beavers can move on to the next Section – Cub Scouts – when they reach the age of 8 to 8½.

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

Some Beaver Scout Colonies also 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, and are great.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls