3rd Salisbury Sea Scouts

Beaver logo3rd Salisbury Beaver Scout Colony

Beaver Scouts are the youngest section of the Scouting family open to boys and girls aged between six and eight years old. Beaver Scouts enjoy making things, outdoor activities, singing, playing games, going out on visits, investigating nature, listening to stories, learning how to be safe and most importantly, making new friends.

The 3rd Salisbury Beaver colony meets on Tuesday evening during term time from 6-7pm at the Scout hut, just off St Marks Ave, up the slope between Tower Mews and Netheravon Rd.

Each term we try and cover a number of topics that build up toward being awarded badges. There are badges on many topics and over the year we try and balance the program over the core areas of beliefs & attitudes, community, fitness, creativity, global, outdoor and adventure. Most badges require Beavers to take part in 2-4 activities and these are often spread over several weeks. If your Beaver Scout misses a week or two don’t worry we normally make up for lost time at some point.

3rd Salisbury in actionAlthough there is always an objective to an evening we try and keep Beavers as informal as possible and I hope your son/daughter will soon discover that we integrate as many games as possible into the theme of the evening.  We also spend several evening out and about especially in the warmer months- please keep and eye on the program for unusual meeting locations.

If you would like your son or daughter to join the 3rd Salisbury Beaver colony please contact our Beaver Scout Leader John Lincoln  or our Group Scout Leader.  Note we limit the colony size to a maximum of 24 and there is frequently a waiting list of over a year, so please put your name down early to avoid disappointment.

Fees are 35 a term payable at the start of each of the 3 terms (September, January, April). Cheques made payable to 3rd Salisbury Scouts with name of child on reverse or cash in named envelope please. Each term approximately one third of the fee goes toward central Scouting capitation supporting the whole of the Scout movement. The rest goes to badges, meetings & colony expenses, plus heating, insurance, hut maintenance, training etc.

Impala John Lincoln (Impala) Beaver Scout Leader

Occasionally during the year there will be the option to join with other Beaver colonies and Scout groups in the area to take part in district events often on a Saturday or Sunday. In the past these have included day trips to Swanage, Intec, Great Yews, Pantomimes and Butlins as well as Beaver sleepovers and St Georges Day parades. Participation in these in entirely voluntary and for some there will be an additional cost to cover coach travel etc.

More information on Beavers is also available from the Scout Association website and ScoutBase.

Starting Beavers for the first time (coming soon)

Moving on to Cubs (coming soon)

Where do those badges go!

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