Beaver Scouts are young people usually aged between six and eight years old. They 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 eight and eight years six months.
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.
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.
1st Ince and Elton Beaver Colony meets every Tuesday evening at the Scout HQ. If you are interested in joining Beavers at 1st Ince and Elton, please click on the image above.
The Beaver Scout Promise
I promise to do my best
To be kind and helpful
And to love God.
The Beaver Scout Motto
The Uniform and Badge Positions
The official Beaver Scout Uniform is made up of the following items:
- Turquoise crew neck sweatshirt
- 1st Ince and Elton scarf/neckerchief
- Maroon woggle or one of another colour that identifies the lodge or team.
- Navy blue activity trousers*
- Turquoise polo shirt*
*Optional items for activity dress
The picture below illustrates where each badge is meant to go on the Beaver Uniform (click for a larger image).