Beavers are the youngest section of scouting and 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, on their own doorsteps and beyond.
Our Beaver Colony meets every Thursday evening during term time from 5:15pm – 6:15pm
Being a Beaver
When you join Beavers, you’ll be introduced to lots of new activities, people and things. This page has everything you need to know.
As well as enjoying plenty of adventures, being a Beaver is about exploring who you are and what you stand for. These are big ideas, and when you join the Colony, you’ll start thinking about them by making a promise.
Once new starters have attended a few weeks of Beavers they are formally invested into the Scouting Movement. Parents are invited to attend this special ceremony.
There are several variations of the Beaver Scout Promise to reflect the range of faiths, beliefs and attitudes, and nationalities, in the UK within Scouting, all the variations are available here.
Being a Beaver is all about growing and learning in small but mighty ways.
Beavers partake in a wide and exciting range of different activities (indoors & outdoors) as well as going on trips, days out, sleepovers, camps (for many the first time!) and helping others. Their achievements and all their activities are recognised through a range of badges and challenge awards. We also join in Beaver activities arranged within the Group, Reigate District and Surrey County.
Completing awards challenges you to do more, learn more and be more. Start your journey to the Chief Scout Bronze Award.
Uniform and badge placement
You don’t need a uniform to join. But once you’ve settled in, you’ll start earning badges, and you’ll need to know where to put them!
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 to share their skills. No matter how much time you can give, find out about volunteering on your own terms.