Beaver Scouts is open to boys and girls. Their activities are based around making things, outdoor activities, singing, playing games, going out on visits, investigating nature, listening to stories, learning how to be safe and most importantly, making new friends.
Children join a Beaver Scout Colony for many reasons. It might be they have heard great things from their friends about all the things your Colony gets up to every week. Perhaps parents or carers are keen for them to join. Whatever their reasons, 1st Holgate Beavers provide a wide range of fun and adventurous activities for everyone.

Watch our video to take a look at what our Beaver Scouts have done over the last couple of years.


Beavers Scouts can join from their sixth birthday. 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 if a space is available).

Although we have four Beaver Colonies we are still oversubscribed and have a joining list. We recommend adding your child as soon as possible as we allocate places on a first come first served basis. We do also try to accommodate siblings of current members.  There is no minimum age to add your child’s name and we encourage you to add all your children and their friends!!

If you child is already six it may not be possible for us to allocate them a place. We can provide details of other Groups in the area should this be the case. To add your child to the joining list please use our Beaver joining form.


A group of Beaver Scouts is called a Colony at 1st Holgate we have four colonies:

  • Montana – Mondays 5.00 – 6.15
  • Nebraska – Wednesdays 5.30 – 6.45
  • Dakota – Wednesdays 5.45 – 7.00 (at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs School)
  • Oregon – Fridays 4.30 – 5.45

Each Colony is 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 are presented to Beavers through games, storytelling and other informal devices.

They 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.