Beavers Scouts were officially introduced in 1986.
Beaver Scouts is the youngest section of the Scouting family and is open to all young people aged 6 – 8 years old. Beavers are easily recognised by their distinctive turquoise sweatshirts that they wear with their Group necker.
They usually meet together once a week and their activities are based around making things, going outdoors, singing, playing games, visiting local places, investigating nature, listening to stories, learning how to be safe and most importantly, making new friends. Some Beaver Scout Colonies also organise sleepovers, which may be the first time a young person spends a night away from home.
Beavers have a Promise and Motto, but there is not a Beaver Scout Law. They can gain a number of awards and many different badges, The Membership Award is given to Beavers after they have made their promise and been invested into the Movement whilst the Moving-On Award is given once a Beaver Scout has completed their time in Beavers and moved into Cub Scouts.
Richmondshire operates 8 Beaver Colonies, which are located at Barton, Brompton-on-Swale, Catterick Village, Catterick Garrison, Colburn, Leyburn, Richmond, and Reeth (currently suspended).
Please contact us for details of dates, venues and start times if your child is interested in joining Beavers in Richmondshire District or, if you have got an interest in helping us out, then please get in touch – we’d love to hear from you.