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:
|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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