Beaver Scouts typically meet once a week during school terms. At meetings they play team games and learn Scouting skills like hiking, camping, knots, first aid, cooking and more.Beavers go on outdoor adventures – walks, treasure hunts, one or two night camps, litter-picking, parading on Saint Patrick’s Day, slumber parties in hostels or Scout Dens and more.
Children of this age love the outdoors. National events for Beavers include JamÓige – a camp held every four years for Beavers and Cubs. There are also events run at Scout County level and at Scout Province level.
The ratio of adults to Beavers is set accordingly. Scouters are all Garda Vetted and trained in Child Safeguarding.
Scouting Ireland is committed to Scouting safely at all ages.
Activities allow each Beaver Scout to develop in the areas of Social, Physical, Intellectual, Character, Emotional & Spiritual (S.P.I.C.E.S.) growth according to their own abilities and particular interests. When they have met a set of challenges or have mastered a particular level in a skill they earn a badge to sew on their uniform.
Beavers work in small teams called Lodges which are led by one of the Beaver Scouts – called a Lodge Leader - and also an Assistant Lodge Leader. Adult leaders ensure every child has a turn in these roles.
When your Beaver turns nine they will be invited to move up to Cubs where the adventure continues with old friends from Beavers and new Cub friends.