4th Bolsover Scout Group started its own Beaver colony on Thursday 1st May 2014. It was an immediate success with seventeen newly registered Beaver Scouts on the first night. All the children enjoyed themselves so much and demand for places has increased since that first successful meeting.
‘The best thing we did was swim in the rain. I wasn’t even sure we were allowed to, but it was brilliant! I mean we were wet anyway, so I guess it didn’t matter too much about the weather.’
Our Beaver Scout Leader is Yvonne, with Sam as her Assistant Beaver Leader. We are always grateful of any extra support from parents or anyone wishing to become more involved in Scouting, please ask for more information.
Beavers are our youngest members, and generally meet for an hour per week. They 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.
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 flexibility in the age range: young people can join from age 5¾, and can move to Cubs between age 7½ and 8½ For further information, including information on further flexibility for young people with special needs, please refer to POR rules 3.7i and 3.11.
A Beaver Colony may be organised into smaller groups called Lodges. Lodges can be used in a number of ways to facilitate the organisation of the Beaver Scout Colony. They may provide a ‘home’ area for Beaver Scouts to gather at points before, during or after the Colony meeting.
During their time in the Colony, Beaver Scouts will get a chance to try a wide range of different activities as well as going on trips, days out, and on sleepovers. Participation rather than meeting set standards is the key approach, and there are a range of challenge awards and badges available that Beaver Scouts can gain during their time in the section to recognise their achievements. Further information can be found here.