Being a Beaver

When you join Beavers, you’ll be introduced to lots of new activities, people and things. Here’s everything you need to know.

Activities and what you’ll get up to

Get an introduction to outdoor activities, have the opportunity to be creative, explorer your local community and experience the excitement of Beaver Scout Sleepover with your friends

Beaver Promise

As a values-based movement, we all make “The Promise” an oath that helps us to be our best

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 are fortunate to have our own Beaver Sections in Carver Barracks and Thaxted which caters for young people in both Thaxted, Carver Barracks and surrounding villages.

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.

But Where Do We Put Our Badges?


Completing awards challenges you to do more, learn more and be more. See what’s on offer and start your journey!

Moving Up to Cubs

Eventually, it’ll be time to say farewell to Beavers and get ready for your next big adventure

Beaver Leaders

All of our leaders are trained volunteers, working to make sure Scouting is safe, inclusive and accessible. Some lead the Colony week in and week out. Others visit occasionally to help run a session or drop in to share their skills. No matter how much time you have to spare, find out about volunteering on your own terms.