Beavers are young people aged between 6 and 8 years who are members of the Scout Association. Within the colony they work in one of three small groups called Lodges. There are usually 24 young people in a Colony and a small team of adults who plan and run the programme.
The Principles of the Beaver Scout Programme are:
- Making friends
- Making progress
- Keeping the promise
- Having fun
These underpin all that is done in Beaver Scouting and describe what Beaver Scouting is all about.
Beaver Scouts learn about the themselves - exploring their feelings and developing good habits of health and hygiene. Beaver Scouts get to know people - finding out about people in their family, the family of Scouting, and the local community and wider world. Beaver Scouts explore - discovering the exciting world of science, nature and technology, exploring the natural and man made world. Beaver Scouts care - growing in their love of God and responding to the needs of others, the local community and the wider world.