Beaver Scouts are the first and youngest section in the scouting family. Young people can join Beaver Scouts in the three months leading up to their sixth birthday. They can move to the next Section, Cub Scouts, between seven and a half and eight and a half years of age. Easily recognised by their distinctive turquoise sweatshirts, Beaver Scouts enjoy making friends, playing games, going on visits and helping others – sometimes covered with mud! They usually meet together once a week in a Beaver Scout Colony. At Beavers we work as a Colony towards 7 Challenge Badges including Outdoor and Adventure, Global and Scottish. There are also 12 Activity Badges which the Beavers can earn either with the Colony or in their spare time, ranging from Air Activities to Imagination and plenty in-between! The highest award a Beaver Scout can earn is the Chief Scout’s Bronze Award. Beavers can go on organised sleepovers. This is often the first time a young person spends a night away from home. They can either be under canvas (when the weather is warm!) or in suitable buildings, such as the dedicated Scout Centres at Daviot or Templar’s Park near Peterculter. We currently have two Beaver colonies running on Monday from 6.15pm to 7.15pm and Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm.