The Beaver Colony is the first and youngest section of the Scout Group, aged between six and eight years old. 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 Sleepover with their friends. We run two separate colonies to cater for young people in both Thaxted and surrounding villages, including Wimbish and Debden. Thaxted Beavers meet on Monday evenings 6pm-7pm and Carever Beavers meet on Tuesday evenings 6pm-7pm.

During their time in the Colonies, they 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 they can gain during their time in the section to recognise their achievements.

Easily recognised by their distinctive turquoise sweatshirts, Beaver Scouts enjoy making friends, playing games, going on visits and helping others.

Our Colonies also take part in Sleepovers. These are often the first time a young person spends a night away from home.

We are always looking for parent help on evenings and activities so if you would like to get involved as a helper or even becoming a Leader then please get in touch online or speak to Rory or Steve.