Woking District Beaver Scouts
Beaver Scouts are boys and girls aged between six and eight and wear distinctive turquoise sweatshirts. There are 14 colonies of Beaver Scouts in Woking District, which stretches from Brookwood to Byfleet and Send to Horsell. They meet on different days of the week according to the group and enjoy many varied activities with an emphasis on the outdoors and having fun. Beavers Scouts enjoy working towards badges either within their group or at home, which cover a wide range of subjects from healthy eating to caring for pets. The highest award a beaver scout can gain is the ‘Chief Scout's Bronze award'.
The Beaver Scout promise is ‘I promise to do my best to be kind and helpful and to love God'
The Woking District Beaver Scout team organises three or four events a year bringing all the colonies together to experience activities that cannot be offered by the smaller groups. These events include Science day, where beavers try out real experiments; Beaver fun day, where the beavers spend all day outdoors trying new activities ending up singing songs round the campfire, or other events such as No-cook cooking day, or FSC forest fun day. We also support local charities with our ‘Caring challenge' every year. Once every three years Surrey County Beaver Scouts organise ‘Bazazz', a county-wide funday with thousands of beavers attending. This year it will be held at Cranleigh showground and has a Circus theme with a real big top!
Most Beaver Scout colonies in Woking district are very popular and have waiting lists. It is advisable to put a child's name on the list before they reach their fifth birthday, but please note that some groups do not accept very young children onto their lists. These lists are held by the individual groups, but they will cooperate to find a suitable place for a child if one becomes available elsewhere. If you would like to put your child's name down, please contact your local group directly, or the Assistant District Commissioner for Beaver Scouts in Woking. Scouting is an inclusive organisation and we will do our best to find a suitable place for your child if they have any special needs.
If you are experiencing difficulty in finding a place for your child, have you considered becoming a leader or helper? Most scout groups will be more willing to find a place for your child if you do, and some reduce or even waive fees for the children of leaders!
Beaver Scout Leaders come in all shapes and sizes and from all backgrounds, little or no experience is required as full training and support is given. If you think you would like to join the scouting family either as a leader or a helper, please let us know. Click here to send an e-mail to the Beaver Scout section and we'll get back to you as soon as we can or click on the banner below to be taken to our 'Want to Join' pages.
We would love to hear from you!