Beaver Scouts are young people usually aged between 6 and 8 years old. They belong to the first and youngest Section in the Scout Group. Girls and boys can join Beaver Scouts from three months leading up to their 6th birthday. They can move to the next Section, Cub Scouts, between 7¾ and 8½.

Beaver Scouts are the youngest section of the Scouting family. Their activities are based around 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.

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  • Girls
  • Boys
  • Aged 6 – 8
“The best time was when we made a campfire indoors! (Don’t worry though cos it was made out of leaves and we still got to eat marshmallows!)”
Jack 7, Basildon


First Silver Wolf for the 5th Saffron Walden Scout Group - The highest honour for Saffron Walden Scouter.
Beavers in Tents 2022 - Our county event for the Beaver Scouts
Three thousand potential volunteers - We've nearly 3000 Occasional Helpers in Essex. Let's ask them what they'd like to do for us.


Beavers in Tents

Beavers in Tents

16th September @ 5:00 pm - 18th September @ 5:00 pm


Meet the team supporting you

Maggie Pattullo
Assistant County Commissioner (Beavers)
Owain Davis
County Beaver Leader
Toby Riches
Youth Programme Team Member - Beavers