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What is Beaver Scouting?
In October 1982, The Scout Association introduced "Beavers" for 6 to 8 year olds in response to a growing demand within the movement for such an optional activity to be available at the discretion of individual Groups.
This age range had in fact existed for some years in a number of other countries. Beavers in Northern Ireland started some 15 years earlier. Some informal projects had also developed in areas of Scotland and England. Initially Beavers were not full Members of the Movement, that did not come about until 1986. Then beavers became recognised as a full training section and took the title of "Beaver Scouts".
In 1991 girls were admitted to Beaver Scouts for the first time. The Beaver Scout Programme was extensively overhauled in 1995.
In the UK, Beaver Scouts currently wear grey sweatshirt, a Turquoise or
Group scarf with a maroon plastic woggle to hold it in place.
The Beaver Scout programme and activities are bases on three Activity areas, these are:
The elements of all Beaver activities do indeed aim towards having FUN and making FRIENDS and there is an exciting mix of adventure and achievement. A project & team approach is often used but with every encouragement for the individual to make their own personal contribution.
Beaver Scout Leaders are appointed under the Policy, Organisation and
Rules of the Scout association and are adults aged between 20 and 65
years old. Assistant Leaders may be appointed from the age of 18. Parents
and Helpers are a valuable asset to the running of a successful Beaver
What do we do?
What do Beaver Scouts really do?
The Beaver Scout Programme includes such activities as:-
Beaver Scout Training Programme
A number of badges are available for the Beaver Scouts to recognise their progress through the colony. These are as follows:-
The Beaver Scout Membership Badge
to be awarded at a Promise ceremony after four to six weeks in the colony.
The Beaver Scout Badges
There are 2 Beaver Scout Badges issued by the Beaver Leader after consecutive periods of 6 to 8 months of taking part in an active and balanced colony programme.
The Beaver Scout Challenge
This is an optional award for the individual Beaver. If attempted, the challenge should be completed during the last few months in the colony. It is based on 4 Activity Areas.
The Cub Scout Membership Award
Beavers should begin working for the Cub Scout Membership Award between 4 and 6 weeks before transferring into the Cub Scout Pack.
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