How did Beaver Scouting begin?
Beaver-with-branchScouting has always evolved so following the success of Scouting for younger children elsewhere, it was decided in 1982 that Beaver Scouting for 6 – 8 years olds would be introduced on a trial basis in the United Kingdom. As with each step in the history of Scouting, demand was high so in 1986 the first new Section in 40 years was officially launched.

Who runs a Beaver Colony?
The Beaver Scout Leader and Assistant Leaders, along with Young Leaders, Section Assistants and Dressing-upparents who help with particular activities on a regular or occasional basis, make up the adult team responsible for a Colony. It’s their job to deliver a busy Colony programme. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us via the link on the Home Page.

Where can I join a Beaver Colony?
In Ingleborough District there is a Beaver Colony in Settle and Ingleton. Demand is always high so if more volunteers could be recruited, Colonies could also be re-started in Bentham and Long Preston where they have existed in the past.

What do Beaver Scouts do?
Beaver-swimmingThe Beaver motto is “Fun and Friends” and so they take part in a huge range of games, sports, challenges, visits, badges and awards covering a wide range of topics such as Information Technology, Swimming, Science, Pets, Cooking, Crafts, Music, etc. To ensure a variety of activities suitable for everyone, Beaver Scouts take part in activities from five Programme Zones which ensure a young person experiences a balanced programme.
These are:
•    Exploring the World Around Us
•    Learning about Yourself
•    Getting to Know Other People
•    Discovering Creativity and Practical Skills
•    Discovering Beliefs and Attitudes

Youngsters also have the opportunity to take part in sleepovers as an optional activity designed to packinggive Beaver Scouts a taste of the more adventurous nights away that boys and girls would experience in Cub Scouts and Scouts.

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