What are Beavers?

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 seven years and six months 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.

Our Beaver Scout Colonies also have camps or sleepovers. These are often the first time a young person spends a night away from home. They take place in suitable buildings, often Scout centres or at campsites nearby.

At 4th Ashby

We run four colonies – meeting at The BP Shell Scout Centre on Wilfred Gardens

  • Woodland Colony meets on a Tuesday
  • Riverbank Colony meets each Thursday
  • Mountain Ridge Colony meets on a Friday
  • Hidden Valley Colony meets on a Sunday evening.

We have lots of fun activities and get outside as much as we can. Our groups are quite popular so don’t hesitate in filling in our joining form as there is usually a waiting list.

There is another group in town – Ashby (Hastings) Scout Group that has a Beaver Colony which meets on a Monday. This has a long waiting list. Locally there are also colonies in Blackfordby, Donisthorpe, Ravenstone, Thringstone, Appleby Magna and Woodville

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