WHAT IS BEAVER SCOUTING?
The Beaver Colony is run by an enthusiastic bunch of leaders headed up by Ginger Beaver. All leaders are named after colours and the rest of the team are Gold, Green and Bronze. Our Beaver colony is run by Julie and Nikki AKA Ginger Beaver and Gold Beaver.
Beaver Scouts are our youngest members. They usually meet weekly to take part in a wide range of activities including games, crafts, singing, visits and good turns, along with plenty of outdoor activities.
They will also have the opportunity to take part in the fun and excitement of camps and sleepovers. It may be the first time they spend a night away from home so it’s a real adventure for them.
Where do we meet?
We meet 18:30 – 19:30 on each Monday during school term. We are based at the scout hut, East View, Worting. We attend District events (a collection of all colonies) which include Swimming gala, St George’s day parade, outings & Carol Service. Uniform is worn at all meetings unless instructed. The meetings are mainly structured around enjoying making friends, playing games, going on visits, helping others and badge work, but it is mainly fun based. They usually meet together once a week in a Beaver Scout Colony. We also attend a family camp once a year to give the beaver a taste of Scouting in the rest of the Group.
What do we wear?
Easily recognised by their distinctive turquoise sweatshirts, navy combat trousers (or dark grey trousers), Worting Scarf. Scarf and Woggle are supplied by the group. The rest is purchased from the scout shop. We also have a group t-shirt, which can be brought from the group, which we tend to wear in the summer months.
Beavers are now allowed to earn badges. We do cover most of these during the 2 years the beaver is with us. We also work towards the Bronze award which is then transferable into Cubs & Scouts.
There are a range of badges and awards available to young people in the Beaver Scout section.
Many of the badges available are activity badges, which allow Beaver Scouts to show their progress in existing pursuits, but also to try all kinds of new things and form new interests.
Staged Activity Badges
Staged Activity Badges are available to young people from Beavers to Explorers, and cover a range of topics and skills. The stages have increasing levels of difficulty, and a Beaver can begin at whichever stage offers them an appropriate level of challenge.
Achieving a Challenge Award involves accomplishing a number of more ambitious tasks within the Colony or community.
These Awards support the main themes of the Programme; outdoor and adventure; world and skills. Beavers take part in a range of activities to develop their skills and understanding in each of the challenge areas.
In addition, there are a number of core badges, obtained upon joining or moving on from the Colony, or for time spent in the Scouting movement.
Some activity badges are sponsored by outside companies, and these companies often provide resources to support Beaver Scouts towards gaining their badges.
You can also keep your young people motivated and recognise achievement with your own awards.
Further information about badges and awards for the Beaver section can be found here.
We require that you come into the hall when dropping off and picking up, then we get to know you and it is then easier to deliver messages if needs be. When a beaver goes to family camp at least one member of the family has to attend to ensure they are supervised at all times but we do encourage the whole family to come along then it makes the transition into cubs and scouts easier because you get to know everyone in the team at Worting. Organisational we may ask for help on an evening basis when we know that one of the leadership will be away or we have a busy event to cover.