What are Beavers?

Beaver Scouts are young people usually aged between six and eight years old. They belong to the first and youngest Section in the Scouting family. Young people can join Beaver Scouts in the three months leading up to their sixth birthday. They can move to the next Section, Cub Scouts, between seven years and six months and eight years six months.

Easily recognised by their distinctive turquoise sweatshirts, Beaver Scouts enjoy making friends, playing games, going on visits and helping others. They usually meet together once a week in a Beaver Scout Colony.

Some Beaver Scout Colonies also organise Sleepovers. These are often the first time a young person spends a night away from home. They take place in suitable buildings, often Scout centres.


During their time in the Colony, Beaver Scouts will get a chance to try a wide range of different activities as well as going on trips, days out, and sleepovers. Participation, rather than meeting set standards, is the key approach, and there is a range of badges and challenge awards that Beaver Scouts can gain to recognise their achievements.

Meeting Times

The Ibn Battuta Beavers meet every Wednesday at 5.45pm – 7pm at The Cotton Mill Community Centre, off Old Oak, Cottonmill Ln, St Albans AL1 2EF

To join our Beaver Colony click here.

Meet the Team