About the Beaver Section

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About the Beaver Section

The Beaver Scout section meets on a Monday evening from 5.15pm until 6.15pm

Age Range

Beavers are usually aged between six and eight years old, though they can be as young as five and three quarters.


Earlier entry is at the Beaver Scout Leader’s discretion (for example, to allow someone a little bit younger to join at the same time as their friends).


A group of Beaver Scouts is called a Colony, and each Colony can be split up into smaller groups called Lodges.
Beavers have a Promise and Motto, but there is not a Beaver Scout Law. The concepts of the Scout Law should be presented to Beavers through games, storytelling and other informal devices.

Beaver Rules

The Beaver Section has a set of ‘Beaver Rules’ as follows:

Waiting List

In the event that there is no room (numbers are agreed with the GSL and the BSL) in the Colony when a young person wants to join, then his/her name will be added to a waiting list in date of birth order. Young people on the waiting list will be offered a place in the colony when one arises in order of their date of birth.

For further information please contact the Group Scout Leader: gsl@151-bristol-scouts.co.uk