What do Beavers do? (Thursday Colony)

All sorts of things!

The Beaver Colony is the first and youngest section of the Scout Group. Beaver Scouts are young people aged between 6 and 8 years old.  There is core flexibility in the age range:  young people can join from age 5¾, and can move to Cubs between age 7½ and 8½.  It may sometimes be appropriate to extend this flexibility for young people with additional needs.

We are an active colony and aim to deliver a balanced programme which contains a great deal of flexibility and is designed primarily for participation and youth involvement. It can therefore be an enjoyable and rewarding experience for any young person, whatever their ability.  While many sessions are based at our regular meeting place, we go on day visits, have occasional sleepovers and provide many members with their first opportunity to sleep in tents!

There is a range of badges and challenge awards that Beaver Scouts can gain to recognise their achievements.

Digital Maker Staged Activity Badge

In Stage 1 of the Digital Maker Staged Activity Badge the Beavers will learn what digital making is and how it fits with Scouting and the wider world. After this first session should be able to show that they know what a computer is and understand that there are lots of uses for digital technology in everyday life.

Digital Maker Staged Activity Badge

In this session the Beavers will create a graphic for a computer game,

Digital Maker Staged Activity Badge

In this session the Beavers will write clear instructions for a computer or person to follow to complete a task.

Skills Challenge - Exercise

An element of the My Skills Challenge Award requires the Beavers to take part in three activities on how to keep your body fit and healthy. In this session we will focus on the importance of exercise.

Harry Potter Book Night: Diagon Alley Party

We’re delighted to be taking part in the seventh annual Harry Potter Book Night. The theme for 2021 is Diagon Alley. Witches, wizards and Muggles from all around the world are invited to discover the secrets of its spellbinding shops and stores. Wands at the ready … the magic starts here!


Ocean Adventures - Hinchingbrooke District Event

After our journey into Space for the last District Day, our theme for the next Event Day is “Ocean Adventures”. The National Marine Aquarium are ready to give us a tour of the largest aquarium in the UK, creative challenges are being prepared and of course there will be some ocean themed food fun!

Slime Time

The Beavers will make fun slime using a couple of ingredients that should be available at home.

***No Meeting***

Spring Half-Term Holiday.