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.


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).


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

!st Sirhowy Valley Beaver Sleepover
16/02/2020 By Elizabeth O'Malley

Wow! So traditional February half term sleepover completed. Complete change of plans thanks to storm Denis, but we have covered loads of parts for the New Welsh Beaver Award. Mainly indoors (apart from a very quick scavenger hunt. When we got soaked) I think everyone enjoyed it. All of Beaver leader team want to thank Cerian for joining us for the whole event, Gareth Haywood who spent nearly as much time there as we did (think he was checking up on us!!) And also to Sebastian Wes White who called in for five minutes (left 3 hours later) and Claire Penticost who called in to check we were all fine and stayed too! Amazing team spirit all, definitely felt like Team event, never had so much support for a sleepover, definitely feeling the love from our fellow leaders!


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Today some of our Beavers, Cubs and Scouts visited Gurudwara Nanak Darbar in Cardiff where they learnt more about the Sikh faith.

Our young people learnt about some of the practicialities of the Sikh faith, and also were treated to some delicious food!

This provided a fantastic opportunity for our young people to explore a faith that they perhaps wouldn't have had the opportunity to explore before, and rather than reading a book or being taught in a classroom they got the opportunity to explore the faith directly from some of the members of Gurudwara Nanak Darbar.  

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Guide Dog Visit 1st Sirhowy Valley
10/02/2020 By Elizabeth O'Malley

Lovely evening from Neal and Tony. Neal has been a working guide dog for 10 years, his first ever visit was to a scout group and this was his last before he retires to Brighton. Neal is having a new dog called Dobby and will be visiting us soon with him. Great questions from the young people, Tony showed them how he uses his mobile phone to text and explained now Neal poo's on command!

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Gilfach Beavers meet Lara the Guide Dog
06/11/2019 By Jenni Walton

1st Gilfach Beavers loved meeting Lara the Guide dog and her owner tonight! 

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