How did Beaver Scouting begin?
Scouting has always evolved so following the success of Scouting for younger children elsewhere,
it was decided in 1982 that Beaver Scouting for 6 – 8 years olds
would be introduced on a trial basis in the United Kingdom . As
with each step in the history of Scouting, demand was high so in 1986
the first new Section in 40 years was officially launched.
Who runs a Beaver Colony?
The Beaver Scout Leader and Assistant Leaders make up the adult
team responsible for a Colony. It's their job
to deliver a busy Colony programme but we are always looking
for additional Helpers, Young Leaders, Skills Instructors and
parents/carers to help with particular activities on a regular
or occasional basis. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact
us via the link on the Home Page.
Where can I join a Beaver Colony?
Ingleborough District there is a boys only Beaver Colony in Settle
and a mixed Colony in Ingleton. Here too the demand is high so if
more volunteers could be recruited, Colonies could also be re-started
in Bentham and Long Preston where they have existed in the past.