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.
A Beaver has fun, works hard and helps family and friends.
The Promise is: I promise to love God and to help take care of the world.
The Motto is Sharing, Sharing, Sharing.
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.
The same ratio for meetings (1 adult to 8 youth) is required. Encourage parents to accompany their child if additional supervision is required.
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.
After hearing the Friends of the Forest story, the Beaver Scouts give the Scouter's names taken from the story.
The Beaver Scout program is based around the Friends of the Forest story.
Beaver Scouts are ages 5 to 7.
Most Beaver Scout meetings run 60 to 75 minutes.
Information regarding Beaver Scouts and Camping can be found in the Beaver Scout Camping Booklet
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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