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Beavers are usually aged between six and eight years old, though they can be as young as five and three quarters.

Beaver Scouts are the youngest section of the Scouting family. Their activities are based around making things, outdoor activities, singing, playing games, going out on visits, investigating nature, listening to stories, learning how to be safe and most importantly, making new friends.

Children join a Beaver Scout Colony for many reasons. It might be they have heard great things from their friends about all the things your Colony gets up to every week. Perhaps parents or carers are keen for them to join. Whatever their reasons, whether or not they stay will be down to you and your team, and the weekly programme you provide.

Scouts is an inclusive, values based movement and membership is open to all those who share our fundamental values. Scouting is designed to be flexible to support all young people to take part, achieve and reach their full potential. When joining a Section, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts or Explorers, the young person should be encouraged to progress through Scouting with their peers. Scout groups will make reasonable adjustments and work in partnership with parents and carers to identify young people's needs and plan support strategies.

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Age Ranges
From: 6 years old
To: 8 years old

Last updated 23/08/2023