Beavers

Beaver scout logoYour first steps into our world of adventure. Have fun outdoors, try new skills, explore the world around you and do all of this while making loads of new friends.

We’re open to all boys and girls aged between 6 and 8. We have two colonies: River Test colony on Wednesday evenings and Black Water colony on Tuesday evenings. Ask them any questions by emailing beavers.5thtestwoodscouts@outlook.com.

Beaver scouts parachute

Programme

Every week for most of the year (holidays are the exception) Beavers meet up to learn new skills, learn about the world around us, make new friends and generally have fun!

 

Our programme includes a mix of annual events such as camps and sleepovers, the Fawn Trophy and our big summer get-together with the other colonies. On top of this we do visits out to local services, we get creative with music, drama and the more messy activities! We learn about the world around us looking at other cultures, trying their food, learning about religion and disability.

 

Most of all it’s flexible. We do quite a lot and its really easy for the Beaver Scouts to work on that more to get badges!

 

Optional Extras

When you come to Beavers we only ask that you bring your Uniform and a smile (and we can help parents with supplying the former). But if you want to enhance Beavers, then this can be done through several accessories and items:

  • A good way to introduce any new Beaver to what they can expect is ‘Adventure All The Way‘, a colourful book with a checklist for all the badges they earn. These can be bought from the leaders for £5 (cheaper than Scout Shops).
  • If your child is very keen on earning badges, then the Beaver Badge book full of their requirements could be just for them.
  • There are various uniform accessories available including clothing, hats, badges, camp blankets and much much more – much of the range is here.

 

Useful Links

 

Facebook logoFacebook group

There is a Facebook group for current parents and carers of the Beaver Scouts for asking questions and sharing information about upcoming events.

Please note: this group is closed, meaning that you must be on Facebook and inside the group to see its content. It is maintained by an admin and membership is normally given after your child’s investiture.

www.facebook.com/groups/5thnewforestnorthtestwoodbeavers/