Who are Beavers?
Beavers are young people aged 6 to 8 who:
Master new skills and try new things
Have fun and go on adventures
Are curious about the world around them
Help others and make a difference, on their own doorsteps and beyond
Every week, they gather in groups called Beaver Colonies to hop, skip and jump their way through lots of different games and activities – achieving anything they set their minds to, and having lots of fun along the way.
At 409th Manchester we have 2 Beaver Colonies, which both follow the same programme:
Monday Colony – Mondays 6 pm - 7:15 pm
Thursday Colony – Thursdays 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
To join our waiting list please complete the form here.
What do Beavers get up to?
Being a Beaver is all about growing and learning in small but mighty ways. Here are some of the things you’ll get up to with your new friends.
Exploring the great outdoors
You’ll spend lots of time outside with your Colony. Together, you might build a den, or go on a trip to the seaside, or host a Beaver sleepover beneath the stars. And even though you might not be ready to climb Mount Everest just yet, you’re guaranteed to have plenty of adventures on your own doorstep, because being a Beaver is all about making the most of what you have, wherever and whomever you are.
Trying new activities and learning new things
Going to Beavers is very different from going to school. Instead of learning from books, you’ll figure the world out by exploring, playing and doing.
The most important skills you’ll learn at Beavers are the ones that will make you feel super strong standing on your own two feet. We call these character skills. They include things like integrity – which means being honest and doing what you think is right – and initiative – which means knowing how to take the lead on something without being asked. It’s all about having the courage to try new things and learn from them.
Beavers work as a team to help other people, in their local communities and beyond. Whether they’re changing the whole world or helping a friend take the leap to try something new on a rainy Tuesday night, they always lend a hand
What does a Beaver Colony look like?
A Beaver Colony may be organised into smaller groups called Lodges. Lodges can be used in a number of ways to facilitate the organisation of the Beaver Scout Colony. They may provide a ‘home’ area for Beaver Scouts to gather at points at the start, during or at the end of the Colony meeting.
At Beavers, there is a range of badges and challenge awards that Beaver Scouts can gain to recognise their achievements.
Further information about badges and awards for the Beaver section can be found here.
The Beaver Scout Promise
Once a Beaver scout has attended for a few weeks, they can formally join the colony by making a promise in front of their colony.
There are a number of variations of the Beaver Scout Promise to reflect the range of faiths, beliefs and attitudes, and nationalities, in the UK these can be downloaded here.
The Beaver Scout Motto
Beaver Scouts wear a turquoise sweatshirt with a Group scarf (often called a necker), These can be purchased from the Group or via scout shops online.
Beaver Scout Uniform - Purchase here