What are Beaver Scouts?

 Beaver Scouts are young people usually aged between 6 and 8 years old.  They belong to the first and youngest Section of the Scouting family.  They can move onto the next Section, Cub Scouts, between the ages of 7 ½ and 8 ½.

Easily 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.

Some Beaver Scout Colonies also organise Beaver Sleepovers.  These are often the first time a young person spends a night away from home.  They take place in suitable venues, often the Colonies own Scout Headquarters.



With the original date condlicting with the Island Games and a chance of sharing the visit of the 'Carrots Roadshow' to the County Cub Camp, it was decided to run the West Wight District Beaverabout on the Saturday of the Camp and invite colonies from East Wight as well.  Each Colony set up a base on the main field at Corf, and Beavers took part in various fun activities including a fancy dress competition and joined in with a special performance of the 'Carrots Roadshow' which was set up for the County Cub Camp.  Each Beaver also had a piece of Birthday Cake to celebrate 40 years of Beaver Scouts.