Beaver Scouts (age 6 to 8)

Cherwell Beaver Colony (Thursday evenings)

The Cherwell Beaver Colony meets on a Thursday evening between 6 pm and 7.15 pm. The Beaver Scout Leader is Lucy Worth.  If you want to find out more about the Cherwell Beaver Colony, please contact them at

Balanced Programme

Beaver Scouts take part in a balanced programme and we teach the Beavers many skills.  Every week the Beavers hop, skip and jump their way through lots of different games and activities – achieving anything they set their minds to, and having lots of fun along the way.  The most important skills the Beavers learn are the ones that will make them feel super strong.  They include things like integrity – which means being honest and doing what they think is right.  Initiative which means knowing how to take the lead on something without being asked.  Its all about having the courage to try new things and learn from them.  

When a young person joins the Beaver Colony, he or she will start by working towards the Beaver Scout Membership Award. This involves learning about the Colony and understanding the Beaver Scout Promise. The young person will also find out about Scouting more generally and will learn about the Scout Sign and Handshake. He or she will usually attend at least four meetings before being invested as a Beaver Scout.

After the Beavers have been invested, they can start working towards the six Challenge Awards which complement the balanced programme. If a Beaver completes all six Challenges and 4 additional badges they earn the Chief Scout’s Bronze Award, the highest award available to Beaver Scouts.

Beaver Scouts can also work towards twenty-two different activity badges and 16 different staged activity badges, which move on with the beaver within their Scouting journey.

Beavers can also earn Joining-In Badges to show how long they have been a part of the Scout Movement and a Moving On Award when they continue to Cub Scouts.

Find out more about the Beaver Scout programme and award scheme.