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BEAVER SCOUTING in Urmston & District
Who are Beaver Scouts?

Beaver Scouts are young girls and boys between the ages of six and eight. They are the youngest section in the Scout Movement. They meet together, usually weekly, at a Colony meeting.

The Beaver Scout Colony.

The Beaver Scout Colony is normally composed of up to 24 Beaver Scouts, which meet weekly for about an hour. The Colony will also include a team of adults. The team is likely to include Beaver Scout Leaders, Assistant Beaver Scout Leaders, Beaver Scout Sectional Assistants who attend regularly. There may also be Young Leaders, who are members of the Explorer Scout Section and parent helpers on a rota basis.
The Beaver Scout Balanced Programme.

The Beaver Scout Balanced Programme supports and promotes a variety of activities and training methods, which will cover the ‘Programme Zones’. Progress is rewarded in the Colony with a series of badges which the Beaver Scouts will love to gain and wear on their uniforms. The highest award in the Colony is the Chief Scout’s Bronze Award. Planning, using the Programme Zones, will ensure that these badges are achievable. The adult team, which may include Beaver Scout Leaders, Colony Assistants, Young Leaders and         
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parent helpers, should all have some involvement in the planning and delivery of the programme for their weekly meetings and outings. One of the badges to be gained is ‘The Moving On Award’ which will ensure a smooth move to the Cub Scout Pack at the age of eight.

Adult Training is available in a variety of ways to meet specific training needs.