Beaver Scouts are young boys and girls aged between six and eight years old. They belong to the first and youngest section in the scouting family.
Now that the Covid-19 pandemic is largely behind us, we are happy to have face-to-face meetings on a regular basis again.
If you would like your child to join in, you can sign up here. There are places available in the Beaver section and we would be glad to review your application as soon as we can. Please consider applying as a volunteer leader or parent helper which will give your child a priority position in the waiting list.
If you live close to either Waterloo or Tervuren please consider applying to them too!
Shackleton Beavers meet on Wednesday evenings 18:00-19:15 at Parc Parmentier.
Susan, Beavers Section Leader
Kerrana, Beavers Leader
Our leadership team is entirely made up of volunteers! All adult leaders have training and a Safeguarding check, and there is always at least one adult who is first aid qualified.
If you would like the opportunity to do something you’d maybe never thought of doing, while having lots of fun and giving back to the community at the same time, please get in touch. You can volunteer here.
What do Beavers do?
Beavers are active so we plan to do as many different things as possible. We plan to have activities inside our regular meeting place, go on day visits, and even have occasional sleepovers!
We play games, do crafts, make new friends, explore the outdoors, create things and eventually when the beavers become 8yrs, they move up to cubs.
Beaver Scouts are our youngest members of the British Scouting organisation. 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 in a balanced programme and work towards Challenges and Activity Badges.
More information about the badge system can be found on the scouts.org.uk website.
Beaver Scouts discover science, nature and technology, exploring the natural and man-made world. There are opportunities to learn about themselves. To explore their feelings and develop good habits of health and personal safety. They get to know people by finding out about those in their family, the family of Scouting, the local community and the wider world. They care. Growing in their love of the world and responding to the needs of others, the local community and beyond. 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.
Their bright and colourful identity reflects their aim of ‘fun and friends’ and a positive experience at this stage often encourages young people to continue their journey through Scouting.