What is Scouting?
Adventure is at the heart of everything we do. It is the single most important thing that sets Scouts apart.
It’s exciting being involved with us. We believe that through the everyday adventure of Scouting, young people and adult volunteers regularly experience new challenges that enrich their lives.
We offer hundreds of activities, as diverse as kayaking, abseiling, staged performance, and archery. There’s something for every young person, whatever their physical ability.
Every young person in Scouting enjoys a balanced programme of activities, events, and experiences; based around subject areas we call Programme Zones. The zones cover a huge range of activities, from outdoor and physical pursuits to community involvement, creative expression and learning about the wider world.
Together we help Beavers get the most out of their Scouting experience by including elements from as many zones as possible within the activities on offer. And, the older they get, the more input young people themselves have in their own programme. Hiking in the dark. Spending the first night away from home. Activities are an integral part of Scouting. But as well as being challenging physically, our activities help young people set and achieve goals and grow in confidence.
What we do
What’s the best thing about Beaver Scouts? Activities, trips and making friends are all part of what makes it so much fun for girls and boys.
As well as earning activity badges, many Beavers Scouts get to go on camps and sleepovers, often for the first time.
Beaver Scouts like:
- Being creative – making things and singing
- Playing games
- Going on visits and investigating nature
- Learning about themselves
- Getting to know other people
- Discovering the worlds of science, nature, and technology
- Exploring the natural and manmade world
- Caring – responding to the needs of others, the local and international community
Promise and Law
You will be asked to repeat the Beaver Scout Promise at your investiture ceremony – don’t worry if you can’t learn it by then, Penguin will help you. You should also know the Beaver Scout Motto.
The Beaver Scout Promise:
I promise to do my best
To be kind and helpful
And to love God.
The Beaver Scout Motto:
Scouting is available to people of all faiths as well as people who are humanist, atheist or have no affirmed faith and therefore must therefore take account of the different religious obligations or non-religious beliefs of its Members.
Similarly, people of other nationalities resident in the United Kingdom, who may become Members of the Association, owe allegiance to their own Country. To meet these circumstances, there are different variations of the Beaver Scout Promise that can be made, allowing for the individuals obligations while upholding the essential spirit of the Promise.
When we do it
Beavers is for boys and girls aged 6 to 8 years old.
Beaver meetings take place on Tuesday evenings during term time. With trips and camps taking place on weekends and other nights throughout the year.