The Beaver Scout motto is ‘Fun & Friends’. Beavers belong to the first and youngest Section in the Scouting family. Young people can join Beaver Scouts in the three months leading up to their sixth birthday. They can move to the next Section, Cub Scouts, between 8 and 8½ years old.
Easily recognised by their distinctive turquoise sweatshirts, Beaver Scouts enjoy making friends, playing games, going on visits, listening to stories and helping others. 1st Bradford Abbas Beavers meet together once a week in a Beaver Scout Colony. We meet in the School hall from 6pm-7pm.
Some Beaver Scout Colonies also organise Sleepovers. These are often the first time a young person spends a night away from home. They take place in suitable buildings, often Scout centres.
The Colony uniform consists of:-
- Turquoise sweatshirt
- Navy Blue activity trousers
- A burgundy and grey neckerchief with woggle
You can see a full breakdown of the Beaver Scout uniform by clicking here.
The Beaver Scout programme and activities are based on four Activity areas, these are:
- Beaver Scouts Learn about themselves – exploring their feelings and developing good habits of health and personal safety.
- Beaver Scouts get to know people – Finding out about people in their family, the family of Scouting, and the local community and wider world.
- Beaver Scouts explore – discovering the exciting world of science, nature and technology, exploring the natural and man-made world.
- Beaver Scouts care – growing in their love of god and responding to the needs of others, the local community and the wider world.
The elements of their activities do, indeed, aim towards having fun and making friends and there is an exciting spicing of adventure and achievement. The project approach is also used but with every encouragement for the individual to make their own personal contribution.
What do Beaver Scouts really do?
Beaver Scouts will enjoy a great deal of fun and adventure whilst in the Colony. They will also have opportunities to gain awards and badges. These awards are given in recognition of the effort made by each youngster at their own level of development and understanding. The Beaver Scout Programme includes such activities as:-
- Caring for the environment
- Model making
- First Aid
- Helping others
We would be grateful if any payments, whether they be by cash or cheque, are placed in a sealed envelope with details of what the payment is for, and who it is from, on the front of the envelope.
Subs are collected each term, and are currently at £22 per term. This money covers:-
- Annual fees to District, County and National bodies for insurance and leader training. Unfortunately, the group don’t get to see a penny of this money.
- A small amount of the subs are kept by the group to cover running costs such as electric and water bills and the purchasing of equipment.
- Equipment needed for Pack meetings.
The Beaver Scout Promise
I promise that I will do my best
To be kind and helpful
and to love god
The Beaver Scout Motto
Fun and Friends