Cubs Age Range

The Beaver Scout section is for young people (boys and girls) usually between the ages of 6 and 8. These ages are flexible (to within six months either side), this allows for young people to move with their friends or when they are best suited to move on to the next section. This makes sure the young people enjoy their time in Scouting as much as possible.

Our Meetings

Melbourne plans to start a Beaver Scout Pack in September 2023. We will meet every Wednesday at 18:00 for 60 minutes during term times. Usually we meet at Melbourne Scout hut, but sometimes we are out and about.

Joining Us

If your child is interested in joining our group, or you’d like to volunteer as a helper then please fill in this form.

About Beavers

Every week, they gather in groups called Beaver Colonies to hop, skip and jump their way through lots of different games and activities – achieving anything they set their minds to, and having lots of fun along the way.

Being a Beaver is all about growing and learning in small but mighty ways. Here are some of the things you’ll get up to with your new friends.

Exploring the great outdoors

You’ll spend lots of time outside with your Colony. Together, you might build a den, or go on a trip to the seaside, or host a Beaver sleepover beneath the stars. And even though you might not be ready to climb Mount Everest just yet, you’re guaranteed to have plenty of adventures on your own doorstop, because being a Beaver is all about making the most of what you have, wherever and whoever you are.

Trying new activities and learning new things

Going to Beavers is very different from going to school. Instead of learning from books, you’ll figure the world out by exploring, playing and doing.  

The most important skills you’ll learn at Beavers are the ones that will make you feel super strong standing on your own two feet. We call these character skills. They include things like integrity – which means being honest and doing what you think is right – and initiative – which means knowing how to take the lead on something without being asked. It’s all about having the courage to try new things and learn from them.

Helping others

Beavers work as a team to help other people, in their local communities and beyond. Whether they’re changing the whole world or helping a friend take the leap to try something new on a rainy Tuesday night, they always lend a hand.

Chief Scout’s Award

The Chief Bronze Award is the highest award which can be gained by Beaver Scouts. In order to attain it, Beaver must have completed five Challenge Awards by the time they are ready to move on to Cubs. They can, if necessary complete this in the early stages of being in the Cub section.