Our Beaver Scout Colonies are for children aged from 6 to 8 years old though they can join Beavers in the three months leading up to their 6th birthday. We run two colonies, the Rowallan Colony on a Tuesday and the Fullarton Colony on a Thursday. Both colonies meet between 5:30pm and 6:45pm.
The Colonies are organised into small groups called Lodges. An older Beaver Scout leads each Lodge. After a few weeks of going to Colony meetings, a new beaver scout will make a promise at a simple Investiture ceremony and this makes them a member of the worldwide Scout movement.
Beavers do lots of fun activities like making things, playing games, singing songs, learning about new things and making new friends. We also take part in District events and outings, usually held at weekends. Beaver scouts have a number of joining-in and activity badges that they gain after regularly attending meetings and completing a number of challenges.
Our two colonies also have regular activity sleepovers throughout the year usually in our hall. These are usually centered around a particular theme and allow the Beavers to complete one or more badges over a weekend. These weekends count towards many of the Staged Activity badges offered in Scouting.