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Beavers are the youngest section of the 12th Lewisham North Scout Group.  We meet each Thursday in term time from 5pm until 6pm at Kingswood Halls or out and about in the local area.

We love to:

  • Master new skills and try new things
  • Earn badges and awards
  • Have fun and go on adventures
  • Make friends
  • Find out about the world around us
  • Help others and make a difference
BEaver scout playing a game

Colonies, lodges and lodge leaders

The Beavers section is known as a Beaver Colony.

Our Colony is a made up of 4 Lodges. A Lodge is a smaller group of Beavers, headed up by a young person who takes on a peer leadership role known as a Lodge Leader.

Being a lodge leader is about being a superhero for a little while – doing things like welcoming new people to the Colony, being extra helpful during a camp, or taking charge of a game or activity. Everyone takes it in turns to take on the challenge.

Beavers usually stand together in their Lodges at the beginning and end of meetings. They tend to stick together on trips away, or during certain activities.

Leaders

Beaver Section Leader: Tina

Section Assistant (and GSL): Paul

Young Leaders: Leo and Callum

All our adult leaders are trained volunteers.

 

Camps and Activities

As outdoor activities and adventure are a central part of Scouting we try to offer a variety of activities on top of the weekly meetings.

In 2019 Beavers went hiking, bowling, climbing and tried rifle shooting and archery amongst other things.  They also had the chance to attend 2 camps which were great fun and allowed them to develop independence, learn new skills, and learn a lot about themselves too.

The section switched to mainly meeting online for 2020 but we still managed to cook, craft, exercise, earn badges and play great games.

Badges and Awards

The following can be earnt in the Beavers Section:

  • Activity badges- such as Gardener, Builder, Camp Craft
  • Staged Activity badges - such as Navigator, Community Impact and Musician
  • Challenge Awards - These awards are worked over a couple of years and challenge Beavers to step outside their comfort zone. Complete all 6 and 4 activity awards to earn the Bronze award.
  • The Chief Scouts Bronze award - This is the highest award a Beaver can earn.

There’s never any pressure to do badges and requirements can be adjusted by leaders to suit the abilities of the the child.

Badges should be sewn onto Jumpers as shown here .

New Starters

For more information on uniforms etc please see our New Starters page.