What are Beavers Scouts?
Beaver Scouts are young
people usually aged between six and eight years old.
They belong to the
first and youngest Section in the Scouting family. Young people can
join Beaver Scouts in the three months leading up to their sixth
birthday. They can move to the next Section, Cub Scouts, between seven
years and six months and eight years six months.
recognised by their distinctive turquoise sweatshirts, Beaver Scouts
enjoy making friends, playing games, going on visits and helping
others. They usually meet together once a week in a Beaver Scout Colony.
Beaver Scout Colonies also organise Sleepovers. These are often the
first time a young person spends a night away from home. They take
place in suitable buildings, often Scout centres.
What is Cub Scouting?
Cub Scouts are the middle section taking children from age 8 to 10½.
There are loads of fun things
that you can do as a Cub Scout. You will get a chance to try lots of
different activities like swimming, music, exploring, computing and
collecting. If you do them properly you will get a badge which you can
wear on your uniform.
Cub Scouts also get to go on trips
and days out, to places like the zoo, theme parks or a farm. Sometimes
you will be able to go camping with the rest of your Pack. This will
mean you sleeping in a tent and doing loads of outdoor activities.
What is Scouting?
is the third section in Scouting, and is for boys and girls aged 10½ to
Scouts take part in a wide range of activities as part of their
programme, from archery to expeditions. There are many awards that
Scouts can work towards, completing Challenges to get the Chief Scout’s
Gold Award. However, taking part and having fun is just as important as
what you achieve as a Scout.
The balanced programme of
activities encourages Scouts to find out about the world in which they
live, know their own abilities and the importance of keeping fit and
develop their creative talents. There are also opportunities to explore
their beliefs and attitudes.
Being outdoors is really
important and Scouts love to learn new skills, such as camping,
survival and cooking as well as the wide range of adventurous
activities, anything from abseiling to yachting.
Scouting is about being with friends, as part of a team, participating fully in the adventure and opportunities of life.