Beavers (6-8)

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Beavers (6-8)


BEAVER SCOUTS (5¾ to 8 years)

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 seven years and six months and eight years six months. Beaver Scouts are easily recognised by their distinctive turquoise sweatshirts.


  • Royal Kingston has 21 Beaver Scout Colonies offering Scouting to boys and girls.
  • Beaver Colonies meet for an hour each week during which time the Beavers might play games, make things, sing, act, meet people or learn about the world around them. They also have a chance to earn badges to wear on their uniform.
  • Most Colonies have occasional outings, invite interesting visitors to their meetings and take part in activities with other Colonies.
  • Some also offer the chance to take part in twenty-four hour Sleepovers so the Beavers can spend a night away from home and learn to cope without Mum or Dad. Sleepovers are always in indoor accommodation – usually a Scout Headquarters.
  • Royal Kingston Beaver Scouts also have the opportunity to take part in District events including sports, outings, badge days and an annual party.
  • All activities are based on encouraging the Beavers to work and play together, to share, to be tolerant and to be part of a team. In fact a “fun” introduction to the principles of Scouting.


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If you would like more information on joining the Scout Movement and would like to know the location of your nearest Scout Group please contact Jenny on 020 8391 1907 or email to