Beaver Scouts are the youngest section of the Scouting family, easily recognised by their distinctive turquoise sweatshirts. 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. Some Beaver Scout Colonies also organise Sleepovers, these are often the first time a young person spends a night away from home, they take place in suitable buildings, often Scout centres.


Beavers are usually aged between six and eight years old, Earlier entry is at the Beaver Scout Leader’s discretion (for example, to allow someone a little bit younger to join at the same time as their friends).


A group of Beaver Scouts is called a Colony, and each Colony can be split up into smaller groups called Lodges.


Beaver Scouts wear a turquoise sweatshirt with a Group scarf (often called a necker) and a maroon woggle or one of another colour which identifies their Lodge or team.

Beavers have a Promise and Motto

The Beaver Scout Promise

I promise to do my best To be kind and helpful And to love God.

The Beaver Scout Motto

Be prepared


The Beaver Scout flag is light blue, bearing the Scout symbol and the Scout Motto.