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Beaver Scouts are our youngest members, usually aged between 6 and 8 years old.

Young people can join Beavers in the three months leading up to their sixth birthday. They usually move on to the next section, Cub Scouts, between 7½ and 8½ years old. It may sometimes be appropriate to extend this flexibility for young people with additional needs.

Click here to find your local Beaver colony.

“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”


Easily recognised by their distinctive turquoise sweatshirts, Beaver Scouts enjoy making friends, playing games, going on visits and helping others. They usually meet together once a week in a Beaver Scout Colony to take part in a wide range of activities including games, crafts, singing, visits and good turns, along with plenty of outdoor activities.

They will also have the opportunity to take part in the fun and excitement of camps and sleepovers. It may be the first time they spend a night away from home so it’s a real adventure for them.

There is a range of badges and challenge awards that Beavers Scouts can gain to recognise their achievements.

Click here to see all of the badges and awards available



A Beaver Colony may be organised into smaller groups called Lodges. Lodges can be used in a number of ways to facilitate the organisation of the Beaver Scout Colony. They may provide a ‘home’ area for Beaver Scouts to gather at points at the start, during or at the end of the Colony meeting.



The Beaver Scout Promise

I promise to do my best,

To be kind and helpful,

And to love God,


There are a number of variations of the Beaver Scout Promise to reflect the range of faiths, beliefs and attitudes, and nationalities, in the UK within Scouting.


For Hindus and Buddhists

I promise to do my best,

To be kind and helpful,

And to love my Dharma.


For Muslims

I promise to do my best,

To be kind and helpful,

And to love Allah.


For humanists, atheists and those with no defined faith

I promise to do my best,

To be kind and helpful,

And to love our world.


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 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 from our local Scout shop in Durham or the national online Scout Store.