In October 1982,The Scout Association introduced Beavers for 6-8 year old boys and girls in response to a growing demand from the younger brothers and sisters of siblings in the Cubs and Scouts.

Beavers are boys and girls aged 6 and 7. They are the youngest Members of the Scout Family and meet in Beaver Colonies, usually o­nce a week. The Colony size is usually around 18 youngsters with a maximum membership of 24.

In the United Kingdom, Beaver Scouts wear a uniform comprising a turquoise sweatshirt, navy blue trousers and their Group necker with a coloured woggle.

Their Promise is simple "I promise to do my best, to be kind and helpful, and to love God", and the Beaver Scout Motto, alongside all the other Scouting sections, is "Be Prepared" which describes their aims.

Beaver Scout Leaders are appointed under the Policy, Organisation and Rules of the Association and are men and women between the ages of 20 and 65 who are in sympathy with the aims of Scouting. Assistant Leaders may be appointed from the age of 18.

The following Colonies meet within the District:

Colony Night At Time
1st Ashwell Tuesdays URC Church Hall. Ashwell 5:45-6:45pm
1st Baldock(Tues) Tuesdays Park Drive, Baldock 5:15-6:15pm
1st Baldock(Weds) Wednesdays Park Drive, Baldock 6.00-7:15pm
2nd Baldock Friday Catholic Church Hall, Baldock 6:15-7:15pm
4th Letchworth Tuesday St Paul's Church, Pixmore Way, Letchworth 6:15-7:30pm
5th Letchworth Wednesday Scout HQ, Spring Road, Letchworth 5:30-6:30pm
7th Letchworth Wednesday St Thomas Youth Hall, Bedford Road, Letchworth 5:00-6:15pm
8th Letchworth Thursday Grange School grounds, Sparhawke, Letchworth 6:00-7:15pm
11th Letchworth Monday Pixmore School grounds, Rushby Mead, Letchworth 6:00-7:00pm
12th Letchworth Wednesday Letchworth Corner Sports Club, Whitethorn Lane, Letchworth 6:00-7:15pm

For more information about joining Beavers or becoming a Beaver Leader (or helper), please contact the Assistant District Commissioner for Beavers.

Forthcoming Beaver Section Events

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