Beaver Scouts take part in lots of fun activities like camping, going on trips, playing games and making things. Beavers are aged from Six to Eight.
At 1st Bramhall we have a busy programme designed to give the Beaver Scouts various experiences during the weekly meetings. These activities in many cases lead to earning badges through individual and team effort.
In addition to the weekly meetings, we have events for the Beavers where they can experience activities with the other sections (Cubs, Scouts & Explorers) within the Group and the wider District. Such events have included ‘District Camp at Linnet Clough’, ‘Streetwise in Manchester’, ‘Bonfire Night & Fireworks Display’ and ‘Family Fun Day’.
There are a range of badges and awards available to young people in the Beaver Scout section.
Many of the badges available are activity badges, which allow Beaver Scouts to show their progress in existing pursuits, but also to try all kinds of new things and form new interests.
Staged Activity Badges
Staged Activity Badges are available to young people from Beavers to Explorers, and cover a range of topics and skills. The stages have increasing levels of difficulty, and a Beaver can begin at whichever stage offers them an appropriate level of challenge.
Achieving a Challenge Award involves accomplishing several more ambitious tasks within the Beaver Colony or community.
These Awards support the main themes of the Programme; outdoor and adventure; world and skills. Beavers take part in a range of activities to develop their skills and understanding in each of the challenge areas.
In addition, there are a few core badges, obtained upon joining or moving on from the Colony, or for time spent in the Scout movement.
Some activity badges are sponsored by outside companies, and these companies often provide resources to support Beaver Scouts towards gaining their badges.
We can also keep the Beavers motivated and recognise their achievement with our own awards.