for boys and girls aged 6 to 8 years
Try new things. Make new friends. Joining Beavers is just the beginning of your big adventure.
WHAT ARE BEAVERS?
Beavers is for boys and girls aged between 6 and 8 years. At Upton Beavers, we organise a range of activities that allow you to:
Master new skills and try new things
Have fun and go on adventures
Be curious about the world around you
Help others and make a difference in your community and beyond
Every week, we gather to do a number of different games and activities – achieving lots and having fun along the way.
Click to see the Beavers photo galleries
WHEN DO WE MEET UP?
Beavers meet up on:
Thursdays, between 5.15 and 6.30 pm
HOW ARE BEAVERS ORGANISED?
The Beaver Colony is led by an adult Beaver leader. The current Beaver leader is called Bear. Other adult volunteers are on hand to supervise activities, share their skills and keep everyone safe.
Within the Colony, Beavers are organised into Lodges, which is a smaller group of Beavers. Beavers stand together in their Lodges at the beginning and end of meetings. They tend to work together on trips away, or during certain activities. We have three lodges as shown below.
WHO ARE OUR LEADERS?
The Beaver Section is led by trained adult volunteers, working to make sure Beavers is safe and open to all. Some lead week-in and week-out, others visit occasionally to help run a session or drop in to share their skills. Listed below are our leaders and assistants:
Harry Link, Abi Mason, Katie Gayton
WHAT DO WE WEAR?
You don't need a uniform to join. Once you have settled in, you will be required to wear a uniform. You will start to earn badges and awards, and you will need to know where to put them!
The Beaver uniform consists of a blue sweatshirt with your badges sewn on and a coloured scarf or 'necker’ to represent the Upton Scout Group. With your sweatshirt, you wear casual trousers during the week but may need to wear smart trousers or skirt for special occasions, like awards ceremonies and public events. Neckers are provided when you are invested into the Scout Group.
Wearing a uniform is comfy and practical. It means you can run around and get messy without ruining your own clothes. It makes you feel part of a team. It means no one feels uncomfortable or left out and it gives you a place to show off all the brilliant badges you earn.
Andrew Oliver [Bear]
Harry Link [Hawk]
Abi Mason [Baloo]
Katie Gayton [Panda]
Click to view Beaver Award Badges
Click to view Beaver Activity Badges
Click to see larger diagram
Award Badges Completing awards challenges you do more, learn more and be more. See what’s on offer and start your journey to the top.
Activity Badges Become an expert in something you love, or try something shiny and new. There’s a badge to suit each and every Beaver.
MOVING ON TO CUBS
Eventually, it will be time to say farewell to Beavers and embrace your next big adventure to become a Cub. Find out more about the Cubs here.