Try new things. Make new friends.
Joining Beavers is just the beginning of your big adventure!

Beavers are aged 6 – 8 years old and enjoy all that Scouting has to offer; being introduced to outdoor activities, having the opportunity to be creative, explore their local community and experience the excitement of a Beaver Scout sleepover with their friends.

Beavers achieve everything they set their minds to and have lots of fun along the way!

The ‘Penguin colony’ meet on Friday’s 6 till 7:15 pm during term time.

You’ll spend lots of time outside with your Colony. 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.

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.

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

After a few visits to meetings your child will hopefully want to keep coming. If this is the case, your child will then be invested into Scouting in a short ceremony at the end of a meeting. It is at this point you will need to buy your child the Beaver jumper at the Eastleigh Scout Shop.

At their Investiture, your child will be asked to recite the Beaver Scout promise and then they will be given their Neckerchief, and their uniform badges.

Become an expert in something you love or try something shiny and new. From athletics and astronomy to photography and pioneering, there’s something for everyone.

If you are wondering where these all go on the uniform then click on the image to see the positions for the different types of badges. Some of these badges will continue to be on the uniform when moving on to Cubs.

More information about the badges available can be found on the Scout Website.

Within their colony, 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 (sometimes known as a lodge leader).

Being a lodge leader is about being a superhero for a little while – doing things like welcoming new people to the colony, being extra helpful during a camp, or taking charge of a game or activity. Everyone takes it in turns to take on the challenge. 

Beavers usually stand together in their lodges at the beginning and end of meetings. They tend to stick together on trips away, or during certain activities.

Our Beaver section are known as the Penguin Colony

We have space for up to 25 Beavers in the Penguin Colony, and are currently looking for new members to join us.
If you would like your child to join the fun, please fill in the form below.