Beavers are young people aged 6 to 8 who:
- Master new skills and try new things
- Have fun and go on adventures
- Make friends
- Are curious about the world around them
- Help others and make a difference
We have two Beaver Colonies who meet on Tuesdays or Fridays from 5.30 – 6.45 at our Headquarters on The Ridgeway, Tonbridge. Register your interest on the Join page.
The programmes for the current term can be found here.
There are six Challenge Awards which Beavers will work towards in their meetings: Adventure Challenge, Outdoor Challenge, My Skills Challenge, Teamwork Challenge, My World Challenge, and Personal Challenge. Successfully gaining all of the Challenge Awards (together with 4 activity badges) entitles a Beaver to the Chief Scout's Bronze Award, the highest award available in Beavers and an achievement to be very proud of!
Activity Badges are aimed at particular interests and activities. Whatever your Beaver is interested in, there will be a badge for them to work towards. There are the “classics": Camp Craft, Safety, and Cook for example, but also badges as wide-ranging as Digital Citizen, Space, and Animal Friend. Although we work towards some of these in meetings, many can also be completed at home – we love to hear about all the exciting activities our young people get up to in their own time.
Essential Beaver uniform is a turquoise sweatshirt and a Group necker. Most also have a turquoise polo-shirt. Trousers, shorts, caps etc are available but are not required.
Uniform can be purchased from the local scout and guide shop, which operates on Saturday mornings 9.30am – 12pm at the Weir View Scout HQ at the back of River Lawn. Prices are usually less than online stores and the profits are invested into local scouting.