About Beavers

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Beavers - 6 - 8 years old

Welcome to the Beavers section page

Beaver Scouts are young people usually aged between six and eight years old. They belong to the first and youngest Section in the Scouting family. Young people can join Beaver Scouts in the three months leading up to their sixth birthday. They can move to the next Section, Cub Scouts, between seven years and six months and eight years six months.

Easily recognised by their distinctive turquoise sweatshirts, Beaver Scouts enjoy making friends, playing games, 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.

Moving on to Cubs

Beavers move onto Cubs after they complete their first night away at Beavers (in the hall)

This gives beavers a sample of camping, which cubs do throughout the year, a cub leader will attend beavers for a few weeks so they get to know the leader and find out what cubs are about.

The Beaver Scout Promise is:

I promise to do my best

To be kind and helpful

And to love God.

The Beaver Scout Motto is:

Be Prepared

Beaver Uniform

Scouting is a uniformed organisation and the uniform tells everyone that you are a Scout.

Beaver scout uniform consists of:

•Turquoise sweatshirt

•Group scarf


•Dark trousers / pants

•Black shoes or trainers

We do not allow any football, rugby or gaelic tops to be worn.

The beaver jumper can be purchased at the Scout Shop (discoveroutdoorsuk), 12-14 College Square East, Belfast BT1 6DD

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