So what is Beavers?..... Groups of young children (boys and girls) running around in bright blue uniforms having so much fun.
Beavers are our youngest members and this is the first step on the Scouting ladder – starting around their sixth birthday and moving up to Cubs around their 8th birthday, they enjoy all that Scouting has to offer.
Our Beaver colony (as it is known) is made up of 24 children in four groups called Lodges of six.
Beaver Scouts spend their time being introduced to outdoor activities, having the opportunity to be creative and explore their local community.
Beaver Scouts enjoy:
- 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.
- Experience the excitement of a Beaver Scout Sleepover with their friends..
We meet every Tuesday during term time from 17:30 - 18:30
Beaver Leader Team
Meet our Beaver Leader team, roll over the images for a snippet of each.
Mel Davies – AKA Hawk
Vic Rhind – AKA Rikki
Carole Rhind – AKA Kim
Justine Richmond – AKA Otter
Mark Wilson – AKA Badger
Claire Shaw – AKA Kingfisher
Kathryne Scully AKA – Kestrel
Eleanor Ready AKA Squirrel
Along with the basic Membership and occasional badges (to mark occasions like the Queens Birthday or 50 years of Beavers) there are Six Challenge badges to collect which all need to be achieved in order to receive the highest award in Beavers which is the Chief Scouts Bronze Award.
There are also twenty-one Activity badges and a further fourteen Staged Activities which have different levels, for example your child could achieve Emergency First Aid level one and then go onto achieve level 2, level 3 and so on up to level 5, these staged activity badges are replaced as they are received, so you will only wear one badge but it may have a different level on it.
Below is a diagram of where the various badges should go.
Beaver Promise & Motto
After joining and settling in to the routine, all Beavers take their Promise at our Investiture ceremony (normally the Tuesday before or after the half term holiday) and officially join the worldwide network of Scouts with over 28 million members in over 200 countries.
Parents and other relatives are welcome to attend this ceremony as they make their Promise in front of the rest of the colony and set off on what we hope will be a long and rewarding Scouting journey.
The Beaver Promise
I promise to do my best
To be kind and helpful
And to love God.
The Beaver Law
There is no formal Beaver Scout Law. The concepts expressed in the Scout Law are to be presented to Beaver Scouts through games, storytelling and other informal activities.
The Beaver Motto