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About Beavers

What do Beaver Scouts do?

Beavers take part in a wide range of activities. These include making things, singing, playing games, going out on visits, investigating nature, listening to stories, learning how to be safe and most importantly, making new friends. They do this through taking part in a programme of activities provided by the leadership team.

How Beaver Scouts are organised

Beaver Scouts meet together as a Colony and work within a variety of small groups called “Lodges”.  A  team  of  adults  will  run  the  Beaver  Scout  Colony.  Some  will  be  uniformed  Leaders,  others may be informal Assistants or helpers. Explorer Scouts who are Young Leaders might also assist the leadership team in the running of the Colony.

Beaver Scout Programme

The philosophy underpinning the programme is that every Beaver Scout should participate in a Balanced Programme over a period of time. This ensures that all young people experience a quality programme covering a wide range of subjects, so that they develop in all of the Personal Development Areas. To help, the Balanced Programme is divided into a number of Programme Zones and Methods.

Programme Zones

The following are the six Programme Zones for Beaver Scouts. As part of the Balanced Programme they will take part in activities from all the zones regularly.

  • Outdoor
  • Adventure
  • Community
  • Fitness
  • Creative
  • Global
  • Beliefs and Attitudes


These Zones are delivered using 12 methods, which give the programme variety and range. The Zones give Beaver Scouts the opportunity to:

  • Go outdoors
  • Help others
  • Play games
  • Explore their world
  • Undertake prayer and worship
  • Listen to stories
  • Follow themes
  • Go on visits
  • Make things
  • Meet new people
  • Act, sing and make music
  • Chat

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