St Johns Scouts
What are Beaver Scouts?
Beaver Scouts are the youngest section. They range from 6 to 8 years of age. It's where we start the adventure and the emphasis is maximum fun. Don't let our cute factor fool you as we can be as adventurous and daring as any other Scouts. While we are having fun we still get to play with others so that we know how to get along with other people. Beaver Scouts are organised in small groups called Lodges. There is normally around 5 people in each Lodge. The Lodges are collected together in what we call a Colony. We also take on tasks so that we find out about responsibility. We learn lots of new skills by doing them but the most important thing is that we do it with other people, especially our friends
Beaver Scouts are given a say in what is happening in the programme. This is done through review games and at Lodge gatherings (called Log Chews). Log Chew’s should be led by the Leaders (also known as "Elders") but they exist so as to get the opinions of the Beaver Scouts and to take account of these opinions when making decisions for the future.
A Beaver Scout Lodge does not have a permanent leader. Every member should be given the chance of leading the Lodge at some time. Individual Beaver Scouts should be given responsibility for minor jobs, such as setting up for activities and tidying up afterwards, in order to further develop their ability to take on such jobs.
Every Beaver Scout should have a job within the Lodge, for example minding equipment, putting notices on the board, etc. Elders ensure that each Beaver Scout is given the chance to take on additional responsibility as they develop.
The places to see us at our best is camping at the National Beaver Day, but we also do things with our Colony like slumber nights.
We also do things like looking after the world through small things and demonstrating to others that we can be responsible.
What do Beavers do?
Play games, meet new friends, gain badges, go on outing and visits, go outside and learn about the outdoors, meet new people, listen to stories, become cubs.
Beaver Scout activities are a combination having fun and learning. The Beavers learn about themselves, they get to know people from their local community.
They find out about life in other countries through organised activities. They care by helping those around them and learn how to look after themselves.
It is believed by participating in a balanced programme that Beavers experience Scouting. This programme provides opportunities for growth and development in their personal development.
Our Beavers over the course of two years, have the opportunity to gain most of the Challenge Badges as we create our programme from these activities. We also endeavour to cover many of the activity badges as well. However, some of them require some extra work to be completed at home.
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Beaver Scouts meet on Mondays (except bank holidays) from 7pm to 8:15pm at our building in No4 Johns Square North, Limerick.