Being a Beaver

When you join Beavers, you’ll be introduced to lots of new activities, people and things.

Our Beaver Colony meets weekly on Tuesday evenings from 5:50pm to 7:00pm.

The Beaver motto is “Fun and Friends” which guides our programme in focusing on ensuring our young people enjoy our meetings and activities while meeting new people and making new friends. Our activities include playing games, doing crafts and learning new skills through badge work. We aim to get outside as much as possible making the most of our lovely garden and location next to the Berrylands Nature Reserve.

Where possible we are involved with the rest of the Scout group, taking part in parades and joining in with the annual group camp.

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Activities and what you’ll get up to

It is best to give examples of what we have done recently to say what you might get up to in Beavers. Since our restart at the beginning of 2023 we have:

  • Completed our explore badge by creating maps and then using them to complete a scavenger hunt in the local area.
  • Taken photos for a summer photography competition and created a gallery on display in the Scout Hut.
  • Been pond dipping with members of the South East Rivers trust.
  • Learnt first aid with a member of the London Ambulance Service.
  • Visited Walton Firs for an activity day including Caving, Climbing, Disc Golf and an Assault Course.
  • Taken part at group camp with Beavers staying overnight with their parents.
  • Been on parade with our group and other Beaver groups in the district as part of Surbiton festival.

This is just a sample of what we do in our programme where there are new activities to take part in each week.


Completing awards challenges you to do more, learn more and be more. See what’s on offer and start your journey to the top.

Discover Awards

Beaver Promise

As a values based movement we all make the ‘The Promise’ an oath that helps us to be our best

Learn the Beaver Promise

Moving up to Cubs

Eventually, it’ll be time to say farewell to Beavers and embrace your next big adventure.

Find out about Cubs

Uniform and badge placement

You don’t need a uniform to join. But once you’ve settled in, you’ll start speedily earning badges, and you’ll need to know where to put them!

Beaver Uniform and Badge Placement

Beaver leaders

All of our leaders are trained volunteers, working to make sure Scouting is safe, inclusive and accessible. Some lead the Colony week in and week out. Others visit occasionally to help run a session or drop in to share their skills. No matter how much time you have to spare, find out about volunteering on your own terms.

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