Beaver Scout FAQ

 

 

  1. What do Beaver Scouts do?
  2. What is the Beaver Scout Law?
  3. What is the Beaver Scout Promise?
  4. What is the Motto for the Beaver Scouts?
  5. What is the structure of Beaver Scouts?
  6. What are the ratios for outdoor activities and sleepovers for Beavers?
  7. What are the requirements for Colony Scouters?
  8. Where can I buy the Beaver Scout uniform?
  9. How do Colony Scouters get their names?
  10. What is the theme for Beaver Scouts?
  11. What are the age ranges for Beaver Scouts?
  12. What do I need to know if I want to take Beaver Scouts camping?
  13. When did Beaver Scouts start in Canada?
  14. My child will turn 5 years old after Dec 31st of the registration year but is in the same grade as his friends who are all 5 years old. Can they join Beavers with their friends as they’re in the same grade at school?

 

 

What do Beaver Scouts do? 

Fun and friendship are the cornerstones of the Beaver Scout program. Through an adventurous program of outdoor activities, creative play, music, and cooperative games, Beaver Scouts enjoy time with their friends (and meet new ones), learn how to get along within a group, and develop the confidence to be themselves.

Beaver Scouts share many outdoor adventures with their friends in the Colony. Nature walks, short hikes, tree plantings and family sleepovers give Beaver Scouts a taste of outdoor fun. Through these activities, Beaver Scouts develop an appreciation and a sense of caring for the environment. Beaver Scouts are a vital part of the community, country and world in which they live. Visits to parks, power plants, fire and police stations thrill young Beaver Scouts and illustrate the many important facets of their community.

 

What is the Beaver Scout Law?

A Beaver has fun, works hard and helps family and friends.

 

What is the Beaver Scout Promise?

The Promise is: I promise to love God and to help take care of the world.

 

What is the Motto for the Beaver Scouts?

The Motto is Sharing, Sharing, Sharing.

 

What is the structure of Beaver Scouts?

Beaver Scouts meet in a group called a Colony. The Colony is split into smaller groups called Lodges. There is one Scouter for every 8 Beaver Scouts. Each Beaver Scout learns a Promise, Law and Motto to help guide their personal development.

 

What are the ratios for outdoor activities and sleepovers for Beavers?

The same ratio for meetings (1 adult to 8 youth) is required. Encourage parents to accompany their child if additional supervision is required.

  

Where can I buy the Beaver Scout uniform?

The Beaver Scout uniform is available at the Scout Shop. You can visit the Scout Shop online at www.scoutshop.ca or visit one of our locations. To find the Scout Shop closest to you please feel free to use the store locator available on the Scout Shop website here.

 

How do Colony Scouters get their names?

After hearing the Friends of the Forest story, the Beaver Scouts give the Scouter's names taken from the story.

 

What is the theme for Beaver Scouts?

The Beaver Scout program is based around the Friends of the Forest story.

 

What is the age ranges for Beaver Scouts?

Beaver Scouts are ages 5 to 7. 

 

How long is a weekly Beaver Scout meeting?

Most Beaver Scout meetings run 60 to 75 minutes.

 

What do I need to know if I want to go camping with Beaver Scouts?

Information regarding Beaver Scouts and Camping can be found in the Beaver Scout Camping Booklet

 

When did Beaver Scouts start in Canada?

The Beaver Scout program began in 1971 in Winnipeg and in 1972 it went countrywide. It was made an official section of Scouts Canada in 1974.

 

My child will turn 5 years old after Dec 31st of the registration year but is in the same grade as his friends who are all 5 years old. Can they join Beavers with their friends as they’re in the same grade at school?

The Section age ranges are provided as guidance of “typical age”. It is recognized that some youth may not be of the target age of the Section they’re joining. In all Sections, the age requirements are intended to align, in most cases, with School grades or birth year. Good judgement combined with a conversation and agreement between the parent and the Section Scouter team can allow for variances between ‘target age” and school grade.

 

 

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