Beaver Scouts are for young people, boys and girls, aged between six and eight years old. It is the first and youngest section in the Scouting family and an exciting way to join the Scout movement.
Young people can join Beaver Scouts in the three months leading up to their sixth birthday and remain until they qualify to move to the next section, Cub Scouts, from anytime after seven years and six months until they are eight years six months.
Easily recognised by their distinctive turquoise sweatshirts, Beaver Scouts enjoy making friends, playing games, going on visits and helping others. They have fun, learning about themselves, caring, getting to know people and being creative. Sometimes we will organise an outing and occasionally a Sleepover which is often the first time a young person spends a night away from home. They take place in suitable buildings, often Scout centres. More information will be provided about these extra activities as they come round.
We look forward to welcoming you to our Beaver Colony that's having fun right across St John's Wood now!
Our Beaver Colony meets weekly on Wednesdays from 5.00pm until 6.15 pm. On arrival you will be met by one of the Beaver Scout leaders. The first meeting is free, thereafter subscriptions are to cover our basic running costs and insurance, details of these will be provided. There is no need for uniform in the first few weeks; we want each Beaver Scout to be sure they like attending. Our leaders are unpaid, they enjoy what they do voluntarily. We are a registered Charity.
Before coming along you will need to register your child so please contact us first, also you would want to be sure we will be meeting at the Mansergh as we sometimes meet outdoors.
Our policy guidelines state that we should have sufficient adults to assist with our activities and refreshments. In general we meet the minimum requirements but are always looking for additional adult support. If you would like to be involved you will find it both rewarding and social. You will learn and share your child's progress and understand how to encourage them at home. We do ask you to support our functions and are available to assist in transportation to and from activities.
The weekly programme is run by the leaders, but all adults including parent/carers are DBS cleared (Criminal Record Bureau), as you would want them to be of course.