about OUR BEAVER COLONY
Our Beaver Colony runs a creative, exciting and fun-packed programme of activities and games; all that's missing is YOU!
We uphold the Scout Association’s aim to encourage the physical, mental and spiritual development of young people so they may take a constructive place in society. We do this by offering an enjoyable and attractive scheme of progressive training based upon a Beaver Scout Promise. Being a Beaver is all about growing and learning in small but mighty ways with your new friends,
All Beaver activities are guided by our adult leadership team and our adult volunteers are DBS checked and complete thorough and ongoing safeguarding training.
The Colony is organised into smaller groups called Lodges. There’s more information in our Beaver Welcome Pack, which you can download.
CAMPS & HIKES
Our Colony take part in at least one sleepover every year. This will either be with the District (which involves over Beaver Colonies meeting together), or as a Group. During these camps, young people will have the opportunity to take part in a range of activities which will go towards their Badge work. We occasionally go on hikes around the local area in preparation for Cubs.
ALL THAT'S MISSING IS YOU!
There are two Church Parades which our Beavers attend every year. St Georges Day Parade and Remembrance Sunday Parade.
St Georges Day Parade is organised by Thanet District Scouts and is held during April, with Beavers, Cubs and Scouts parading together through the town of Margate and assembling afterwards for a service in The Winter Gardens.
Remembrance Day Parade in November where our group joins the parade through Ramsgate town and attends a the Remembrance service at St George’s Church in Ramsgate.
Our Beaver uniform comprises a Beaver Scout sweatshirt and a white “necker”, black trousers and black shoes. We expect all our Beavers to look smart, particularly for formal events and parades. However, for normal colony meetings we are happy for the trousers and shoes to be replaced by a more informal pair of black/dark coloured track suit bottoms and trainers as the Beavers will be playing games.
We recommend that you obtain a larger size sweatshirt than you normally would to allow growing room throughout your child’s career in Beavers (and to avoid unpicking badges and resewing them onto a new one!).
Scroll down for an illustration showing the positioning of the badges on the uniform.
BEAVER SWEATSHIRTS CAN BE PURCHASED AT:
THE BEAVER PROMISE
As well as enjoying adventures, being a Beaver is about exploring who you are and what you stand for. So, when you join the Colony you’ll make a promise (a set of words that mean something to you, which you try to follow every day).
Making the promise is a big celebration called being ‘invested’; family are welcome to come along and watch. Everyone is unique but there are some things all Beavers agree on – such as treating everyone with kindness and promising to do their best.
There are a number of variations of the Beaver Scout Promise to reflect the range of faiths, beliefs and attitudes within Scouting. Beavers choose the promise that best suits them and for those for whom promising to do their “duty to God” is not appropriate, there are alternatives. Please discuss the options with a Leader.
BEAVER SCOUT BADGES & AWARDS
There’s a range of badges and awards available to young people in the Beaver Scout section.
You can see the latest online here https://www.scouts.org.uk/beavers/
STAGED ACTIVITY BADGES
A Challenge Award is awarded for accomplishing more ambitious tasks within the Colony or Community.
Challenges include: outdoor and adventure; world and skills. Beavers can develop their skills and understanding in each of the challenge areas.
The Core badges include the Scout membership badge, group badges and moving on awards. All Beavers will receive some core badges as soon as they are invested to get them off to a great start!
BEAVER BADGE PLACEMENT
Sewing Kits at the ready! This section shows you where to put the badges on your Beaver’s uniform, but if you’re unsure, please don’t hesitate to check with your Beaver Leader or Assistant Leader who can show you.
Ready to start your
Head over to our joining page where you'll find all you need to sign up and join your first adventure as a 6th Ramsgate Royal Harbour Beaver Scout.