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History of Our Beaver Scouts

Our first Beaver Colony was set up in 1989 following the official introduction of Beavers into the U.K in 1982.

During the early 80’s, the group like others were very sceptical of its justification or benefits, and therefore resisted its early introduction. Those concerns and worries soon passed after its introduction and now fully appreciate it contribution towards the group’s successes.

When Beaver Scouts were initially introduced into the UK, it was restricted to Boys only. This has now changed in the last few years enabling girls to full participate in this exciting venture.

The colony was initially led by Ellie Perkins and later supported by Teresa Penny and Enid Burton when the colony reached full capacity and waiting lists dramatically increased. In 2008 a new colony was set up to help reduce the growing waiting lists.

Our full history can be viewed on the history page within this site.

The key Principles of the Beaver Scouts are:

  • Making friends
  • Sharing
  • Making progress
  • Keeping the promise
  • Having fun