Beavers

img_1396Beaver Scouts is the first age group (6 to 8 years) for those interested in joining the scout movement, now a world wide family of 28 million members  across 216 countries.

A co-educational Movement

Scouting in the UK is firmly committed to coeducation so boys and girls can meet the aims of Scouting through one programme.

The Aim and Method of Scouting

The Aim of Scouting is to promote the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential, as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities.

The Method of achieving the Aim is through the provision of exciting and adventurous activities with progressive training based on The Scout Promise and Law guided by adult leadership.

Beaver Scouts take part in a balanced programme and work towards Challenges and Activity Badges. There are opportunities to learn about themselves: explore their feelings and develop good habits of health and personal safety. They get to know people: finding out about those in their family, the family of Scouting, the local community and the wider world. Beaver Scouts discover science, nature and technology, exploring the natural and man-made world. Beaver Scouts care; growing in their love of their God and responding to the needs of others, the local community and beyond. Their bright, colourful identity reflects their aim of‘fun and friends’ and a positive experience at this stage often encourages young people to continue their journey through Scouting.

In Dorridge we are privileged to have three Beaver colonies through the support of parents who join-in on a flexible volunteering basis. Our Beaver sections are:

American Beavers

meets at the Dorridge Scout Hut from 5.30 to 6.45pm on Tuesdays

Canadian Beavers 

meet at the Methodist Church from 6.00 till 7.15 on Monday.

European Beavers

meets at the scout hut from 5:25pm till 6:35pm – Wednesdays

 

If you would like to learn more or like to add your child to the waiting list please contact us at: dsgwaitinglist [at] gmail [dot] com

If you are interested in volunteering or would like to chat to one of our beaver leaders please email us at: dorridgescoutgroup [at] solihullscouts [dot] org [dot] uk

Adult Leaders

Successful Scouting depends on the quality, commitment and enthusiasm of its adult leadership – volunteers who freely give their time to help the development of young people. All Leaders are required to undertake training to equip themselves for their roles and the Movement’s training programme has become recognised by professional trainers as one of the best of its kind. One of The Scout Association’s strengths has always been its ability to attract a strong element of adult support for Leaders. Men and women over the age of 18 are welcome to join Scout Fellowship, regardless of whether they have had previous connections with Scouting. By joining, they have an opportunity to contribute to Scouting’s work in whatever way they can.

You will no doubt have heard in early 2012 that the Duchess of Cambridge has decided to volunteer with img_1395The Scout Association in north Wales. She will be getting involved in a range of activities with members of the Beavers and Cubs, aged between six and 10, near her home on Anglesey. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-16436002

Safe from harm

It is the policy of The Scout Association to safeguard the welfare of all young people by protecting them from physical, sexual and emotional harm. Our ‘Young People First’ policy includes a code of good practice for adults in Scouting.

The Scout Association has an effective, well-tried and tested system for vetting adults coming into the Movement to protect young people from harm.

 

Further information

To find out more about Scouting in the UK, visit www.scouts.org.uk or call our Scout Information Centre on 0845 3001818.