Beaver Scouts are from 6 to 8 years old. A Beaver group is called a colony and they are the youngest members of the Scout Movement. They meet once a week in term time. What do Beavers do ? They go on outings visiting Fire Stations, day visits to campsites. They go on nature walks. Some have gone toboganing at the Snowdome, visited Jodrell Bank, Chester Zoo and the Blue Planet.
The Beaver Motto is "Fun and Friends", at their meeting they will do crafts, non cook cooking, science experiments, learn about safety in the home and outside, learn about other countries and people. Eating healthy, keeping fit, looking after themselves. Working together, playing games. Try new things, washing up, planting seeds etc.
In Alderley each year we have a Water Fun Day, in Summer, where the Beavers go round different bases doing activites, at the end if they want to join in, is water pistol fun, including Leaders. In the Autumn, we have a Beaveree, at different campsites, with outdoor actvites, in the past we have done low ropes, archerey, indoor low climbing wall, these actvites follow a theme, recent themes have included Pirates, Circus, Star Wars, Robin Hood.
Beavers gain badges for the activites they do, some they can earn on their own e.g. pet, hobbies. Beavers take part in St Georges Day Parade and Remberance Day Parade. They can go on overnight sleepovers indoors, sometimes even in a tent.
As a District, we support County events, which are quite a unique experience for Beavers, to see that there is not just their District but hundreds of Beavers from all over the County. But if you ask any existing Beaver do they enjoy it, just look at some of the posters that have been done for their IT badge, it is exciting, fun, great, makimg friends the list goes on and on.