Beavers

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

Contact : Mel Davis - aka Hawk - hawk@1stroystonscoutgroup.org.uk

Click here to find our Facebook page where you can request to join the closed group.

Beaver Leader Team

Meet our Beaver Leader team, roll over the images for a snippet of each.
Mel Davies – AKA Hawk
Section Leader
Mel originates from Stoke-on-Trent and was a Brownie and Girl Guide. When relocating to Royston in 2004, she contacted Girl Guiding to volunteer and meet local people and has been a Guide Leader ever since. However, when Mel’s child turned out to be a boy! she expanded her volunteering into Scouting and joined the team in 2016.
Vic Rhind – AKA Rikki
Assistant Beaver Leader
Rikki has a wealth of scouting experience covering all section of the movement but is at his happiest passing on his knowledge of all things Scouting to the children. He also acts as the assistant Quartermaster as they work their way through the inventory of camping gear making sure everything is fit for purpose. In 2016, Rikki was presented with the prestigious Silver Acorn for services to Scouting.
Carole Rhind – AKA Kim
Assistant Beaver Leader
Kim, like Rikki has an enormous amount of experience in Scouting across all sections. Apart from providing excellent support across our group Kim is also the District Deputy Commissioner, the District Badge Secretary AND a Training Advisor for some of the newer leaders. In 2016, all Kim’s efforts and support were rewarded when she was presented with the prestigious Silver Acorn Award for services to Scouting.
Justine Richmond – AKA Otter
Sectional Assistant
Mark Wilson – AKA Badger
Assistant Section Leader
By day Mark is a Chemist, working for Johnson Matthey. He really enjoyed Scouting as a child and again as a leader. He loves helping children discover that they can achieve just about anything they put their minds to.
Claire Shaw – AKA Kingfisher
Sectional Assistant
For the past 15 or so years Claire has been immersed in the world of Shortwave radio; planning frequencies for international broadcasters such as the BBC world service. In her spare time she is kept busy looking after her two boys and enjoys running and walks in the countryside.
Kathryne Scully AKA – Kestrel
Sectional Assistant
Kathryne grew up in Royston, moved away but returned in 2009 to raise a family. Always jealous that her brother went to the 1st Royston Cubs/Scouts & not content with Brownies & Guides, she can tick an item off her bucket list by having joined a Beaver Colony & hopes her 2 boys enjoy the scouting world just as much as she hopes to! Kathryne runs an admin/PA business from home so enjoys getting out and meeting new people.
Eleanor Ready AKA Squirrel
Young Leader
Elenor started at the Group as a Beaver and has moved through the sections all the way up, receiving her Chief Scouts Gold award in Scouts and has now gone on to be a Young Leader.

Beaver Badges

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
Be Prepared

Get in touch

This form is for general enquiries only, if you wish to sign your child up to the waiting list please click here for the waiting list signup form.