Beavers are children aged five to seven years old. Beavers are the youngest members of the Scouting family. On reaching the age of 8, a Beaver may move into the next Scouting section. The Scouting sections are:
Beavers: Age 5 to 7 years (4 yrs if parent is a Leader)
Wolf Cubs: Age 8 to 10 years
Scouts: Age 11 to 13 years
Fun and friendship are the cornerstones of the Beaver program. Through an adventurous program of outdoor activities, creative play, music, and cooperative games, Beavers enjoy time with their friends (and meet new ones), learn how to get along within a group, and develop the confidence to be themselves.
Like all Scouting members, Beavers enjoy many outdoor adventures with their friends in the colony. Nature walks, short hikes, tree plantings and family sleepovers give Beavers a taste of outdoor fun. Through these activities, Beavers develop an appreciation and a sense of caring for the environment.
Beavers are a vital part of the community, country and world in which they live. Visits to parks, visits to local fire and police stations and participation in local outdoor activities thrill young Beavers and illustrate the many important facets of their community.