Beaver Scouting is all about having fun, making friends and learning new skills. Youngsters start to gain some independence while trying out many different activities and experiencing new adventures. They follow a balanced programme, earning Challenge Awards and Activity Badges, but the most important parts are joining in and trying their best.
The fun includes going on visits, making things, playing games and exploring the world around them. They learn about other people and about themselves. Boys and girls aged 5 and a half to 7 can become a Beaver Scout and around the time of their 8th birthday, Beavers ‘swim up’ to Cubs to continue on their path through Scouting.
Here at the 178th Beavers we run a very active program with a strong emphasis on traditional scouting and getting out as much as we can.
Beavers wishing to join should expect to go on hikes, learn about basic survival skills and attend the occasional sleepover.
Cubs is the second section in the scouting family, after beavers and before scouts. A cub is typically 8-10.5yrs old.
Scouts is the third section in the scouting family, and is typically seen as the original section. Scouts are typically 10.5-14yrs old.
As an active scout troop, we get up to all sorts of exciting and adventurous activities, both in our regular meetings and on camps and visits.
Explorers is the final youth section in the scouting family. Explorers range from 14-18yrs.