Beaver Scouts

Beavers are usually aged between six and eight years old, though they can be as young as five and three quarters.

They usually meet weekly to take part in a wide range of activities including games, crafts, singing, visits and good turns, along with plenty of outdoor activities.

They will also have the opportunity to take part in the fun and excitement of camps and sleepovers. It may be the first time they spend a night away from home so it’s a real adventure for them.


Joining

Earlier entry is at the Beaver Scout Leader's discretion (for example, to allow someone a little bit younger to join at the same time as their friends).


Structure

A group of Beavers is called a Colony, and each Colony can be split up into smaller groups called Lodges.

Beavers have a Promise and Motto, but there is not a Beaver Scout Law. The concepts of the Scout Law should be presented to Beavers through games, storytelling and other informal devices.



News & Blogs

All,

The updated issue of our process for approving Covid-19 risk assessments can be found here.

In addition to ensuring the appropriate measures are in place to mitigate Covid-19, Sections will only be allowed to restart face to face Scouting if they have also met the requirements set out in POR relating to Appointments and safety related Training.

The District’s approval panel plans to meet every Tuesday evening to review submissions that week.  It is recommended that draft risk assessments are sent via email for review and only submitted via smartsheets to reduce admin.

The District team is committed to working with Groups to ensure we deliver safe and enjoyable Scouting for all our Members, so please contact myself of the approval team if you have any queries or concerns.

Mark

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POR Rule 9.1b Policy
24/08/2020 By Mark Hassall

All,

POR (rule 9.1b) states that “the District Commissioner is responsible for approving all activities for Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts and Explorer Scouts. This will usually be by means of an informal system agreed between the District Commissioner and each Group Scout Leader or District Explorer Scout Commissioner”.

Following several questions it became clear that different people had different ideas about our informal agreement, so I've written a document to clarify the position which can be accessed here.

I hope this document takes a common sense approach and won’t significantly change how we safely carry out the vast majority of our Scouting activities.

If anybody has any comment or queries, please get in touch with me.

Mark

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Blog | COVID-19
16/03/2020 By Mark Hassall

All,

 

In light of the recent COVID-19 outbreak, all face to face Scouting activities will cease as of Tuesday 17th March until further noice.

HQ updates will be published at https://scouts.org.uk/coronavirus

Any District updates will be published on our website and circulated to appropriate local members.

 

Mark Hassall

District Commissioner

Ampthill and Woburn District Scout Council

 

 

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