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.
Different wordings of the promise is available for those of a different faith or those who may not want to use the word ”God” and for those of special circumstances and needs. By making the scout promise they become part of the worldwide movement of being a scout.
The Beaver Scout Motto:
Beaver Scouts wear a turquoise sweatshirt. They also wear a scarf/neckerchief which varies in colour from Scout Group to Scout Group ( At 21st Maidenhead our colours are red with white stripes). They also have a woggle, to keep their scarf up. Traditionally all Beaver Scouts wear a maroon coloured woggle, but they may also wear a woggle of the colour of the Lodge they are in. Here is a diagram of where their badges should go on their uniform: