Joining Beaver Scouts?

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Joining Beaver Scouts?
“The best thing we did was swim in the rain. I wasn't even sure we were allowed to, but it was brilliant! I mean we were wet anyway, so I guess it didn't matter too much about the weather.”

What are Beaver Scouts?

The Beaver Colony is the section of the Scout Group for young people aged between 6 and 8 years old; they generally meet up for an hour per week.  There is some flexibility in the age range: young people can join from age 5¾, and can move to Cubs between age 7½ and 8½. It may sometimes be appropriate to extend this flexibility for young people with additional needs. For further information, see our guidance on age range flexibility.

How to join

Find a Beaver Colony near you. Start your child’s Beaver Scout adventure!

Activities and Achievements

During their time in the Colony, Beaver Scouts will get a chance to try a wide range of different activities as well as going on trips, days out, and on sleepovers. There are a range of badges and challenge awards that Beaver Scouts can gain to recognise their achievements. Find out more about badges and awards.

The Beaver Scout Promise, Law and Motto

There are a number of variations of the Beaver Scout Promise to reflect the range of faiths, beliefs, attitudes, and nationalities, in the UK within Scouting. It is a way to introduce the Scouting values in all Sections. Find out more about the Promise in Scouting.

The Beaver Scout Law: There is no formal Beaver Scout Law. The concepts expressed in the Scout Law are to be presented to Beaver Scouts through games, storytelling and other informal activities. The Beaver Scout Motto: Be prepared  

Beaver Scout Uniform and Flag

Beaver Scouts may wear a turquoise sweatshirt with a Group scarf (often called a necker) and a maroon woggle, or one of another colour which identifies their Lodge or team. Uniform and other clothing items can be purchased here. Necker’s are usually provided by the Beaver Scout Leader.

The Beaver Scout Flag is light blue, bearing the Scout symbol and the Scout Motto.


Not sure what to do now?

Try this five step guide to get you started:

  • Find a local Colony near you by entering your postcode. If you have questions or need support, contact the Scouts Info Centre.
  • Meet your child’s Leader – find out what colour necker and woggle they have. The necker/scarf is usually provided by the Group, but both necker and woggle can be purchased from us
  • Get your child’s Beaver Scout Uniform. Check out our size guide if you need help
  • Learn more about badges, these need to be sewn onto your child’s sweatshirt when they get achievements
  • Learn how to help your child roll their necker!