This FAQ will touch on several topics in relation to the Beaver Scouts (ages 5-7). For information on other sections, please feel free to return to the FAQ pages and select from the other age categories.
The same ratio for meetings (1 adult to 8 youth) is required. Encourage parents to accompany their child if additional supervision is required.
Beaver Scout sections must have a minimum of two registered Scouters, both of which are 18 years of age or older and present at all times. In total, the minimum ratio of Scouters to youth members for a Colony Section is 1:8; but not less than two (2).
(See Section also 10000.1 for additional requirements for Camping and Outdoor Activities.)
In addition, one or more Cub Scouts known as Keeo serve as a link between the Beaver Scouts and Cub Scout Sections and strengthens communications between Beaver Scouts and the adult leadership team.
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 many physical locations as well. To find the Scout Shop closest to you please feel free to use the store locator available on the Scout Shop website here.
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 leader for every five Beaver Scouts. Each Beaver Scout learns a Promise, Law and Motto to help guide their personal development.
After hearing the Friends of the Forest story, the Beaver Scouts give the leaders 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. Potential members that are aged four, but will be turning 5 by December 31st in the same year may register early. Registrations for members who turn 5 after December 31st are not permitted.
How long is a weekly Beaver Scout meeting – is there a maximum?
Most Beaver Scout meetings run 60 to 75 minutes.
Information regarding Beaver Scouts and Camping can be found at http://www.scouts.ca/canadianpath/download/beaver-scouts-camping-booklet.pdf
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.
A youth must 5 years old on, or before, December 31st of the registration year to be eligible for the program.
Still need help? Please feel free to contact the Scouts Canada Help Centre:
Scouts Canada Help Centre