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

They usually meet weekly to take part in a wide range of activities including games, crafts, singing, visits and good turns, along with plenty of outdoor activities.

They will also have the opportunity to take part in the fun and excitement of camps and sleepovers. It may be the first time they spend a night away from home so it’s a real adventure for them.


Earlier entry is at the Beaver Scout Leader’s discretion (for example, to allow someone a little bit younger to join at the same time as their friends).


A group of Beavers is called a Colony, and each Colony can be split up into smaller groups called Lodges.

Beavers have a Promise and Motto, but there is not a Beaver Scout Law. The concepts of the Scout Law should be presented to Beavers through games, storytelling and other informal devices.

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Promise and Motto

The Beaver Scout Promise

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

The Beaver Scout Motto

Be prepared


Please see The Promise guidance page for more information regarding the alternative promise.

Joining 1st Harting Beavers


We are limited to a maximum of 16 Beavers at any time, so this makes for nice small lodge sizes. We have Beavers not only from Harting, but from Liss, Rogate, Petersfield, Compton and Chichester.

At times we have to operate a waiting list, but this is normally fairly small

If you would like to join Beavers with us immediately or to sign up ready for when your child turns 6, please use the link below to submit a waiting list application (opens new window for Online Scout Manager)

Click here to Sign up