Framework of the Beaver Program

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    The Beaver program is designed around a framework of the following elements:

    Unit Name
    When a group of Beavers come together for a meeting, they are called a “Colony”

    Age group
    Beavers are children aged 5 to 7 years

    Meetings
    Beavers gather once a week for 1 to 1.5 hours per week, after school on week days or weekends. The meeting place may be called the “Pond”

    Meeting place
    Shall take place the the Partner/Sponsor facility, but may also be a regular outdoor area.

    Leadership Team
    This is the term given to a group of adults, men and women who are conduct the Beaver program on a weekly basis at the meeting place. The Leadership team may include a “Leader in Training (LIT) and a “Keeo” (Cub).

    Activity Groups
    The Beaver colony shall be divided into smaller groups called Lodges, and by ages (Tail groups).

    Major Focus
    The Beaver program primary emphasis shall include Sharing, cooperation, non-competitiveness, teamwork, Games, Playacting, Music and songs, Story telling, Outdoor activities, Craft making, and Spiritual fellowship (GAMSOCS)

    Partner/Sponsor
    Meeting places are typically school gyms, local church or community center, or some other community group that wishes to provide a program for youth.

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