Uniform & Gear
Beaver Scouts wear a uniform consisting of a neckerchief with woggle, a blue
For ceremonies and special
By going on adventures you will learn what is best to wear and what stuff to bring.
Ask your Scouters for advice and your parents will help too. Do listen to them as they will know what you need to stay comfortable and safe.
Hike Gear List
Irish weather is predictably unpredictable and temperatures drop in wind and with height-gain.
Raingear is vital – a hooded jacket and over trousers. The emphasis is on being rain proof. Warmth can be handled by wearing extra layers underneath.
Hiking boots are vital – can be expensive but bad footwear makes unhappy Beaver Scouts. Buy boots in a camping/hiking shop and get the best fit you can so they don’t rub – not too tight. Stiffer boots protect ankles from twists/breaks on rough ground. Trainers/wellies are dangerous on
Gaiters (knee to ankle) protect boots and socks from mud and water – a good optional extra for the Beaver Scout that does a lot of hiking in the hills.
A small rucksack (school bag size) for lunch and layers on day-hikes
Sleepover Gear List
The items below are in addition to the Hike Gear List above
Instead of the small backpack needed for hiking for a
Get an adult sized 2-3 season sleeping bag as they'll grow into it.
A Roll-mat is ideal – this foam or thin inflatable mat insulates the Scout from the cold of the ground when camping. Yoga mats don’t work,
Tents, camp stoves, boats etc will be provided by your Group.
Other items your Beaver Scout will gather over time include a first aid kit, personal survival kit, compass etc.
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