Beaver Scouts are young people usually aged between six and eight years old. They belong to the first and youngest Section in the Scouting family. Young people can join Beaver Scouts in the three months leading up to their sixth birthday. They can move to the next Section, Cub Scouts, between eight and eight years six months.

Easily recognised by their distinctive turquoise sweatshirts, Beaver Scouts enjoy making friends, playing games, going on visits and helping others. They usually meet together once a week in a Beaver Scout Colony.

The Beaver Scout Motto is 'Fun & Friends'. Lots of games and trips will make sure you have plenty of each! You will be able to make things, to sing songs, to listen to stories and to visit places like a fire station. You might also be able to have a sleepover, where you spend a night away from home with the rest of the Colony.

Contact: Northern Ireland Commissioner (Beavers) - Barbara Edgar  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Beaver Events 2016/2017

Check out our events page on Facebook for up-to-date information: 

Beaver Rally Day 'Let's Go Wild' - Saturday 20th May 2017

NI Scout Centre, Crawfordsburn from 11am to 3.30pm

Cost:  £5 per child

Click the following to download the Beaver Rally Day Information Pack, with information about the event and some programme ideas.  

Make a Mini Beasts Collage in your Colony to bring along to Rally Day, either A3 or a wooden plaque.

Please click on the link below, complete the attached form and return with payment as soon as possible (closing date was 28th April 2017 but we are still able to take more bookings)

Beaver Rally Day 2017 Booking Form 

Beaver Sleepover 'Camp out in the Wild' - Saturday 20th to Sunday 21st May 2017

Following Rally Day groups will be able to pitch their tents for the Beaver Sleepover. This will be a good opportunity for leaders to gain experience in taking their young people away for a night under canvas.

Cost: £6 per child

Please click on the link below, complete the attached form and return with payment by Friday 28th April 2017

Beaver Rally Day Sleepover 2017 Booking Form 

In preparation for the sleepover, colonies could ask the cub and/or scout section to support them and help to provide the appropriate equipment.  Below is a brief list of the essential items needed:

  • Tents - Icelandic (which could sleep approx. 8 young people) or Hike tent (dome, force 10, pop-up)
  • Dining shelter
  • Cooking equipment - groups will have to provide their own dinner...gas stove, pots, pans, bowls, plates, cups, cutlery etc.
  • Water container
  • Lanterns - gas/battery/tilly
  • First aid kit
  • Individual equipment - sleeping bag, rollmat, pillow, clothes, wash bag, teddy etc.
Armagh Planetarium:  Saturday 22nd October 2016

We had a fantastic time at Armagh Planetarium on Saturday 22nd October with 500 beavers from 37 Beaver Colonies from all over Northern Ireland.  Beavers had fun learning about our fascinating universe through a digital theatre show and hearing stories about the International Space Station, especially how an astronaut goes to the toilet! They also completed a trail in the Astropark, played games, did some arts and crafts and finally blasted rockets into space.  It was a fun-filled day enjoyed by all who attended. 


We do have some lost property, which is available from the Scout office.

Beaver Quest Emblem

The Northern Ireland Scout Council Religious Advisory Support Team has relaunced the Beaver Quest Emblem Badge.

Click here to download the Beaver Quest Emblem booklet.

Click here to download the Badge Order Form.  Badges available from your Badge Secretary at £1.00 each.

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