How did Beaver Scouting begin?
Scouting 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.
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Who runs a Beaver Colony?
The Beaver Scout Leader and Assistant Leaders make up the adult team responsible for a Colony. It’s their job to deliver a busy Colony programme but we are always looking for additional Helpers, Young Leaders, Skills Instructors, and parents/carers to help with particular activities on a regular or occasional basis. If you are interested in volunteering, please go to Volunteers page.
Where can I join a Beaver Colony?
Beavers can join from the age of 5 ¾ and they remain in a Colony until they are 8 years old. In Ingleborough District, there are Beaver Colonies in Settle and Ingleton. To make an enquiry, click here.
In 1997 Beaver Scout Sleepovers were introduced as an optional activity designed to give Beaver Scouts a taste of the more adventurous nights away boys and girls would experience in Cub Scouts and Scouts.
What do Beaver Scouts do?
The Beaver motto is “Fun and Friends” so Beavers 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, etcetera. Beaver Sleepovers are also possible as an optional activity designed to give Beavers a taste of the more adventurous nights away boys and girls experience in the older sections.
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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.
- Exploring the World Around Us
- Learning about Yourself
- Getting to Know Other People
- Discovering Creativity and Practical Skills
- Discovering Beliefs and Attitudes
Who can help?
We are always looking for Helpers, Skills Instructors and parents/carers to help with particular activities on a regular or occasional basis. If you feel that you have a particular skill to share or time available to assist a Leader with administration or resources, please contact us.