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. They can move to the next section, Cub Scouts, between seven years and six months and eight years six months.
The scouting movement was started in 1907 on Brownsea Island by Lord Baden Powell. The Beaver programme started in the 1970s but was not officially recognised by the Scouting movement until 1986.
Beaver Scouts are the first and youngest section in the Scouting family and are usually aged between six and eight years old . Once they are eight they can move to the next section, Cub Scouts.
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.
|Leader/Contact:||Theresa Feetenby 07895 199028
|When:||Mondays 6:15-7:30pm during term time|
£20 per term
Milton Beaver Scouts wear:
- T shirt (£6) - available from either the Beaver Leader, Theresa Feetenby, 'The Cambridge Scout Shop' on Perne Road, Robert Sayles (£12) or via the internet.
- Sweatshirt - available from either 'The Cambridge Scout Shop' on Perne Road, Robert Sayles (£14) or via the internet.
- Scarf (£4.25) and Woggle (25p) from the Beaver Leader.
T-shirts are not essential but the sweaters will have all the badges sewn on them.
Your child doesn't need the uniform until he/she is ready to be invested.
Cambridge Scout Shop (map)
195 Perne Road
Monday and Wednesday (during school term-time) 6:45pm to 8:30pm
Also first Saturday in the month (excluding bank holiday weekends) 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Information on badges is available here.
This picture shows where the badges go on the uniform.
Once your child has been to at least four meetings they will be eligible to become a Beaver Scout. Either you can ask me (if your child hassles you!) or I will ask after about seven meetings.
To be invested your child must attend at least four meetings and answer some questions about this colony and scouting in general. The questions will be sent to you after about three weeks' attendance. All the answers can be found on this page.
To become invested they will be required to:
- Make the salute by holding the right hand at shoulder height in the position shown.
- Learn the Beaver promise - "I promise to do my best, to be kind and helpful, and to love God".
Please log in to My.Scout to see the Beaver programme.
Sometimes photographs and video images of Beavers taking part in activities are submitted to the local newspapers, the Group, District or County newsletters and website or are put out on display. You can use our Photograph Permission Form (Adobe/PDF, 101KB) to indicate whether you agree or disagree with this policy.
Please note that photographs taken by parents of Beavers should only be used for personal use and should not be placed in any public domain without the subjects parent's specific permission.
For full details of the Scouts policy on photography, please see this factsheet.
Moving up to Cubs
Bob Pain, the Cub Scout Leader, normally comes to a couple of Beaver meetings prior to your child going up. On the Friday that your child starts he will be there to meet them.
Your child will continue to wear their Beaver uniform when they first go up to Cubs. Once we have established that your child is happy at Cubs, they can wear the Cub T-shirt and sweatshirt. When your child is invested into Cubs, they will be given their new badges.
Milton PCSOs visiting the beavers
For more information about OSM and My.Scout, please see these notes.