Beavers

There are 17 active colonies in the District at present, many of them at capacity or with young people wanting to join. Colonies considered at capacity vary from about 16 to 26 Beavers, but the size of the meeting place and the number of adult volunteers is often a deciding factor.

All colonies are inclusive and have some ability to cater for youngsters of differing needs. The programme framework is similar for each colony with the opportunity for the members to work for badges and awards. The programme includes outdoor activities and the chance to spend nights away, often as a sleepover, in a local hall or Scout HQ, with themed activities over a twenty-four-hour period.

As well as the exciting programmes offered by the colonies there are opportunities to join in events with the wider scouting family at activities shared with other colonies in the District or the County. The pandemic has been a challenge to some of these but last year a District Virtual Sleepover was held. The theme was space, and the Beavers joined a series of Zoom sessions where they heard from someone involved in the International Space Station and heard a story read by Tim Peake. They made space helmets for their teddy bears and packages, containing an astronaut manual, space food, craft sheets and a glow in the dark blanket badge were delivered to their homes. They made space rockets and found unusual places to sleep overnight in their home.

This year Beaver Scouts nationally have been celebrating 35 years since Beaver scouting began and the County set a challenge for the young people to take part in. Again, this was held virtually, and the young people recorded the completion of their challenges in photographs or drawings.

Meeting Times

The age ranges for our sections are:
Beavers for 6-8 year olds

Monday

Old Sarum Scout Group Beavers (18:00-19:15)
23rd Salisbury Scout Group Beavers (18:00-19:15)

Tuesday

2nd Bulford (St Leonards) Scout Group Beavers (18:00-19:30)
1st Boscombe Down Scout Group Beavers (18:30-19:30)
1st Amesbury (St Mary and St Melor) Scout Group Beavers (18:00-19:00)
14th Salisbury (Bemerton) Scout Group Beavers (18:15-19:15)
10th Salisbury Scout Group Beavers (18:30-19:30)
4th Salisbury (Harnham) Scout Group Beavers (18:00-19:00)
3rd Salisbury Scout Group (Sea Scouts) Beavers (17:30-19:00)

Wednesday

Winterslow Scout Group Beavers (18:00-19:00)
8th Salisbury (Methodist) Scout Group Beavers (18:00-19:00)
6th Salisbury Scout Group (Air Scouts) Beavers (18:00-19:15)

Thursday

1st Wilton Scout Group Beavers (18:15-19:15)
1st Downton Scout Group Beavers (18:00-19:00)
Bourne Valley Scout Group Beavers (18:00-19:00)

Saturday

1st Laverstock Scout Group Beavers (09:30-10:45)
The age ranges for our sections are:
Beavers for 6-8 year olds

Monday

Old Sarum Scout Group Beavers (18:00-19:15)
23rd Salisbury Scout Group Beavers (18:00-19:15)

Tuesday

2nd Bulford (St Leonards) Scout Group Beavers (18:00-19:30)
1st Boscombe Down Scout Group Beavers (18:30-19:30)
1st Amesbury (St Mary and St Melor) Scout Group Beavers (18:00-19:00)
14th Salisbury (Bemerton) Scout Group Beavers (18:15-19:15)
10th Salisbury Scout Group Beavers (18:30-19:30)
4th Salisbury (Harnham) Scout Group Beavers (18:00-19:00)
3rd Salisbury Scout Group (Sea Scouts) Beavers (17:30-19:00)

Wednesday

Winterslow Scout Group Beavers (18:00-19:00)
8th Salisbury (Methodist) Scout Group Beavers (18:00-19:00)
6th Salisbury Scout Group (Air Scouts) Beavers (18:00-19:15)

Thursday

1st Wilton Scout Group Beavers (18:15-19:15)
1st Downton Scout Group Beavers (18:00-19:00)
Bourne Valley Scout Group Beavers (18:00-19:00)

Saturday

1st Laverstock Scout Group Beavers (09:30-10:45)

Beaver News:

  • Doing His Best!
    Ben, a beaver at 23rd Salisbury, has completed a fantastic 30 miles cycling today to raise money for two charities after months of training. He has raised over £400 to be split between the Salisbury Food Bank and Pursue. A…

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  • Beaver Scouts Celebrate the Jubilee
    Over 150 young people, leaders and helpers celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a walk from Salisbury Leisure Centre via Stratford Sub-Castle to Hudson’s field. On the way they took part in a scavenger hunt and decorated cardboard crowns they…

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  • Congratulations!
    Young people in 23rd Salisbury Beaver Scout Colony have been working on the new You Shape Award, launched in September last year. It is a challenging Award with 4 sections to complete. The photo shows two of the Beaver Scouts…

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