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Beaver Scouts are young people usually aged between six and eight years old. Young people can join Beaver Scouts in the three months leading up to their sixth birthday. They can move to the next Section, Cub Scouts, between seven years and six months and eight years six months.

Easily recognised by their distinctive turquoise sweatshirts, Beaver Scouts enjoy making friends, playing games, going on visits and helping others. They usually meet together once a week in a Beaver Scout Colony.

We 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.

If you have questions about joining our Beaver colony drop us an email to

If you’d like to add your child to the waiting list pass us the details we’ll need via Online Scout Manager

Our Beaver section is well subscribed and we use the above waiting list to hold your details and get in touch when spaces become available.

If you are willing to become a Leader in the section we can automatically offer your child a place on completion of some basic training and an approved DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) certification.


Q – When I’m on the waiting list, how long will it be until I get a space?

A – It depends on what places become available as people move through the group. We don’t operate a taxi rank waiting list. When we have a vacancy we look to see who is the right age and fit to join. In order to make scouts work throughout the 5 sections we need a range of ages, and need to ensure that the child starts sufficiently close to the starting age range of the section to be able to achieve the chief scout award. If we find more volunteers, we may be able to create more spaces in the group. Details on volunteering are here: