Beaver Scouts belong to the first and youngest Section in the Scouting family. The core age range of the Beaver Scout Colony is from 6 years to 8 years. A young person may join at 5¾ years and remain until 8½ years.
Easily recognised by their distinctive sweatshirts, Beaver Scouts enjoy making friends, playing games, going on visits and helping others. They usually meet together for an hour week in a Beaver Scout Colony.
Across Derwentside, Beaver Scout Colonies also organise sleepovers and the opportunity for a night away camping. These are often the first time a young person spends a night away from home.