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 on or after their sixth birthday. They can move to the next section, Cub Scouts, between eight 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 and 5th Dartford has two established colonies; Philpott Beavers and Peacock Beavers and a new mixed gender colony, the Edwards Beavers. If you would like to join in the adventure of Beaver Scouting at the 5th Dartford Scout Group, please visit our Join Us page or if you would like to find out about becoming an occasional helper or leader, please visit our Contact Us page.
Some Beaver Scout Colonies also organise sleep-overs. These are often the first time a young person spends a night away from home. They take place in suitable buildings, often our Scout Hall or perhaps our District Scout House.
How do I join Beaver Scouts?
If you would like to take part in the fun of Beaver Scouting at 5th Dartford as a young person then please visit our Join Us page or if you would like to find out about becoming an occasional helper or leader, please visit our Contact Us page.
When should I buy my uniform?
Before buying a uniform, new Beaver Scouts should visit us for a few weeks to be sure they like scouting. Once the young person, parents and Beaver Scout Leader are confident that the young person is enjoying scouting, they will be invited to become a member and invested. The young person will then be required to wear a uniform for the ceremony and thereafter.
Where can I buy my uniform?
Your official Beaver Scout uniform is the same wherever you buy it, but you may well find it cheaper and more convenient to purchase from the shop at Dartford district Scout House in Broomhill Rd, DA1 3HT, which is usually open on Monday evenings between 19:00 and 21:00.
Alternativly, uniforms can be bought locally from TFS Schoolwear, 45 Spital Street, Dartford, DA1 2DX or John Lewis or online from the scout-and-guide-shop or indeed on ebay, where both new and preowned bargains can be had.
Where do I put all my badges?
What is the Beaver Scout Motto?
What is the Beaver Scout Promise?
I promise to do my best
To be kind and helpful.
And to love God.