Beaver 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.

A Colony within the 26th will run a blended programme of whole Colony, Lodge-based face-to-face and online activities, alongside parent-guided activities.

Beavers are aged between six and eight years old, though they can be as young as five and three quarters.


26th Beavers are filled from the Milton Keynes District Waiting list, if you would like to register your interested you can do so here – waiting list.


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 Scout Colony. Lodges are nominally denoted by the colour of the woggle.

The recommended maximum size of a Beaver Colony is 24, however under the current Covid-19 Guidelines the 26th Beaver Colony(ies) will be limited to 15 members in Lodges of upto 5.

This is to enable easier planning of any face to face activities that may be planned.

Beaver Leader names come from a variety of sources such as Friends of the Forest, or weather types.


Everyone in scouting loves a badge, and Beavers are the start of that badge-earning & collecting journey.

Image adapted from 6th Torbay Britannia Sea Scouts

More information on the badges available to Beavers can be found here.


There are a number of variations of the Beaver Scout Promise to reflect the range of faiths, beliefs and attitudes, and nationalities, in the UK within Scouting.

The Beaver Scout Promise poster is available to order from the Print Centre, or can be downloaded here.

For Christians, Jews and Sikhs

I promise to do my best
To be kind and helpful
And to love God.

For Hindus and Buddhists

I promise to do my best
to be kind and helpful
and to love my Dharma.

For humanists, atheists and those with no defined faith

I promise to do my best
to be kind and helpful
and to love our world.

For Muslims

I promise to do my best
to be kind and helpful
and to love Allah.

Beaver Scout Law

There is no formal Beaver Scout Law.
The concepts expressed in the Scout Law are to be presented to Beaver
Scouts through games, storytelling and other informal activities.