Start new adventures, try new things, and make new friends.Beavers is Scouts for young people aged 6 to 8.
Learn and grow in small but mighty ways
Try new things. Make new friends. Joining Beavers is just the beginning of your big adventure.
Beavers are young people aged 6 to 8 who try new things, have fun and go on adventures, make friends, are curious about the world around them, help others and make a difference, on their own doorsteps and beyond.
Every week, they gather in groups called Beaver Colonies to hop, skip and jump their way through lots of different games and activities – achieving anything they set their minds to, and having lots of fun along the way
We work towards the Chief Scout's Bronze award
Beavers complete their challenge awards to earn the top award for the section
Being a Scout is all about giving new things a go, and growing as a person, and from your very first day as a Beaver, you'll be taking part in activities that are so much fun, you won’t realise that you’re earning badges and awards. You’ll start with your World Membership Badge, and go from there. You can work towards as many as you like, at your own pace, and by the time you've left the Beaver colony and joined the Cub pack, you'll have badges all over your sweater!
Our main goal is to give each Beaver Scout the opportunity to earn the coveted Chief Scout's Bronze Award - the top award for members of the Beaver Colony - by helping them earn all six of their challenge awards and four activity badges.
Earning challenge awards and activity badges
Challenge awards are designed to do exactly that - challenge you. They make you step outside of your comfort zone, try things you wouldn't usually be interested in, or take the lead on something that you think is a bit scary. Earning a challenge award is a huge achievement, and you'll need to complete a number of ambitious tasks - not just within your colony, but in the wider community.
We give our Beavers loads of support along the way, by creating and taking part in a wide range of events and activities that will help them earn activity badges as part of completing their challenges and, as they reach the end of their journey with Beavers, we'll give them a personal challenge to work on in the run up to completing their time in the colony.
Earning activity badges away from Beavers
We also recognise the progress and efforts our Beavers put in outside of their meetings, events and activities that we run, and many of the badges available to Beavers give our young members a platform to show off their progress in the things they do every day, encouraging them to try new things and form new interests.
Our Beaver Scout Leaders will talk to you about the badges your young person can work on outside of Beavers, and let you know how your Beaver can tell us all about the work they're doing towards them.
You can look at all the activity badges available for Beavers to work towards on the Scouts website.
Join Beavers at a group in Warwick District
We welcome all young people between 5¾ and 8 years of age
Joining Beavers with us is a great way to get your young person started on their Scouting journey. Our groups have a fantastic track record of keeping young people interested, with many of our Explorers starting their journey with us as Beavers.
Beavers is open to all, and we are usually able to tweak things to make sure that everyone is able to join in the fun. If you've got any questions about how we can make Beavers accessible to your young person, get in touch with us and we'll have a chat. Being upfront from the start gives us the advantage of being able to work together in partnership to ensure that your young person has the best possible experience in Scouts.
What you’ll need in order to join
All you need to do is register your details on our new members waiting list. As soon as your young person reaches the age to join Beavers, and we have a space in a colony near you, one of our Beaver Scout Leaders will get in touch with you and invite you and your young person to your first session.
You won't need a uniform to join Beavers, but once you've got started and settled in, you'll be earning all sorts of brilliant badges, so you'll need somewhere to put them. When your young person is nearly ready to make their Promise, we’ll let you know how to get your uniform.
Invest in your young person’s future with us
By joining Scouts, your young person becomes part of a worldwide movement, dedicated to helping them develop skills they can use in the real world, while having fun, adventure and making new friends. Many of our Scout Groups across the District offer a free trial to help you decide whether Beavers is for you and your young person. After this, membership subscription fees will become due.