Beavers are aged 6–8 years. There are over 2600 Beavers in Berkshire enjoying their Scouting across approximately 140 Beaver Colonies. There are a variety of activity and challenge badges which they work towards to gain their Chief Scout’s Bronze Award.
New programme planning tool
The national Programme Team are developing a new programme planning tool to support section leaders. The screen shot below is from a recent webinar. Click here to see the video of the webinar that introduces the programme planning tool.
The county has two County Beaver Scout Leaders (CBSLs): Kirsty Aldridge and Joe Halls. Kirsty takes the lead for organising and chairing Meetings for Assistant District Commissioners (ADCs) & District Beaver Scout Leaders (DBSLs). Joe takes the lead in identifying support activities as well as promoting effective communication – including social media.
Meet Kirsty Aldridge, CBSL
I’m Kirsty. I took out my first adult appointment while at University in Birmingham, ran a Cub Pack there and completed my Wood Badge in West District. I then moved to Slough where I was soon involved in the Cub section at 1st Slough and I remained there until 2003. I then became ADC(CS). I was asked to take on ADC(BS) after moving to Bracknell as there was a vacancy which I accepted. County have called and I am looking forward to this new role.
Meet Joe Halls, CBSL
I’m Joe. I started helping my sister at Beavers and I took out my first adult appointment at 19 years old and became Beaver Leader when she moved into the Scout section. Throughout my Scouting life I have remained in Beavers as a section leader but have also had additional roles of ADC(BS) and DBSL at different times. I have recently regained the appointment of ADC(BS) in Slough which is a role that along with my section leader role I thoroughly enjoy doing. I am looking forward to working with Kirsty and supporting the ADCs & DBSLs throughout the county.
For further information or enquiries:
Contact the Beaver Team
The Beaver section
Beavers are our youngest members, and generally meet for one hour, or so, per week. They enjoy all that Scouting has to offer; being introduced to outdoor activities, having the opportunity to be creative, explore their local community and experience the excitement of a Beaver sleepover with their friends.
A Beaver Colony may be organised into smaller groups called Lodges. Lodges can be used in a number of ways to facilitate the organisation of the Beaver Colony. They may provide a ‘home’ area for Beavers to gather at points at the start, during or at the end of the Colony Meeting.
The giant sleepover
The Giant Sleepover was a huge success with hundreds of Beaver Scouts taking part.
You can find some of their stories on the Beaver Leaders in Berkshire Facebook page.