Who leads Beavers?
Each Colony is made up of young people aged 6 to 8, led by an adult Beaver leader. Other adult volunteers are on hand to supervise activities, share their skills and keep everyone safe.
In some groups, Beaver leaders are nicknamed after characters from nature, books or films. In others, Beavers call their leader by their real first name. at the 3rd SWC our Beaver Leader is called Pip and she is there to help make your time at Beavers the best it can be, we also have some other adult volunteers. Our assistant Beaver Leader is call Ramesh and we occasionally have other helpers such as, Maisie who helps us whilst working on her scout badges. Every now and then we will have guests who help to teach us specialist skills such as bringing animals to visit or doing craft activities.
All adult leaders must have ‘DBS’ approval before appointment and undergo courses of Leadership training.
The Colony is divided into several lodges consisting of 4-6 boys & girls. Older Beavers are encouraged to develop leadership skills These peer leaders may be known as Lodge Leaders, Lodge Friends, Junior Leaders or another name, they can help younger Beavers learn new skills and can lead them on some activities (under the guidance and ultimate supervision of adult leaders)
How can Parents Help?
All leaders and everyone involved with our Scout Group are volunteers and give up their time free. If you can offer any help to maintain the buildings or minibus or help with fund raising events or administration then it will help keep the cost of subscriptions down! Please let us know if or have any specialist skills that you would be willing to share with our young people or if you can help with other things like transport.
New leaders and helpers are always needed too – more info can be found here: https://www.scouts.org.uk/volunteer/