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All you need to know about Beavers

Who are Beavers?

Beavers are young people, aged 6 to 8, who

  • Master new skills and 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 as a Beaver Colony 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.

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What do we do?

Going on adventures

You’ll spend lots of time outside with as a Beaver. Together, you might build a den, or go on a trip to the seaside, or host a Beaver sleepover beneath the stars. And even though you might not be ready to climb Mount Everest just yet, you’re guaranteed to have plenty of adventures on your own doorstop, because being a Beaver is all about making the most of what you have, wherever and whoever you are.

Trying new activities and learning new things

Going to Beavers is very different from going to school. Instead of learning from books, you’ll figure the world out by exploring, playing and doing. The most important skills you’ll learn at Beavers are the ones that will make you feel super strong standing on your own two feet. We call these character skills. They include things like integrity which means being honest and doing what you think is right and initiative which means knowing how to take the lead on something without being asked. It’s all about having the courage to try new things and learn from them.

Helping others 

Beavers work as a team to help other people, in their local communities and beyond. Whether they’re changing the whole world or helping a friend take the leap to try something new on a rainy Tuesday night, they always lend a hand.

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How does Beavers work?

All Beavers are members of the global Scout family. Closer to home, they’re also part of the 7th Southampton (Bassett) Scout Group, alongside our Squirrels, Cubs and Scouts.

 

Leaders

The Colony is led by an adult Beaver Leader and other adult Leaders. Our Leaders take their names from trees.

Our Leaders are...

  • Silver Burch (Beaver Scout Leader)

  • Ash (Young Leader)

  • Willow (Young Leader)

  • Bertie Beaver - Teddy Bear Beaver (Mascot)

As well as the Beaver Leaders, other adults may come and run specialist activities or share their skills. Other Young People aged 14 to 18 might help out too, these are Young Leaders.

 

Lodges

Within their Colony, some Beavers are also part of a Lodge. A Lodge is a smaller group of Beavers, usually headed up by a young person who takes on a peer Leadership role known as a Lodge Leader.

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