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Who are the Beavers?
What do Beavers do?
Beavers are young people aged 6-8yrs who learn about fun and friends through games, a series of activities, badges and awards designed to help them grow and develop as amazing young people.
They meet every week in a Beaver Colony, run by an adult team of volunteers, one of which is the Beaver Scout Leader.
Gilly Blackhall, Beaver Scout Leader.
Our Beaver Colony meets at St. Andrew's Church Hall, Herbert Road, Wimbledon, London on a Tuesday during LBM School Term times from 1800-1915 hrs.
You can find out what The Scout Association has to say about Beaver Scouts right here, but make sure that you come back to us to find out all about what we do at the 8th Wimbledon Scout Group.
There are loads of amazing Beaver Awards that Beavers love to take part in. Find out details of them here - then come back to us.
There are also some fantastic Beaver Activity Badges. Check them out then come back to us.
What do they wear?
And we bet that you're wondering what Beavers wear at Colony Meetings and on outings? Well have a look here to see Scout Headquarters' handy guide to Beavers uniform and badge placement Make sure that you come back to us again to find out where you can get the Beaver uniform and what we say you need to get to be part of the 8th Wimbledon Scout Group.
You can buy uniform:
The only parts of Beaver uniform that you need are: Beaver Scouts Uniform Sweatshirt + Scouts Activity Trousers Kids or Girls or Kids Unisex Shorts + Lemon Yellow Youth Plain Scarf/Necker + Kids Plastic Woggle (The Beaver Scout Leader will tell you a specific colour Woggle to buy - this may be swapped by the Beaver Leader during your child's stay in Beavers for a different colour if they ever change Lodge.)
Where do I go from here?
If you are thinking of encouraging your child to join our Beaver Colony then please follow this link to add your child's name to our Waiting List.
Add your child's details to our Waiting List here! PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR BEAVER WAITING LIST IS FULL AT THE MOMENT - IF YOU ADD YOUR CHILD'S NAME THEY MAY BE ON THERE FOR APPROX. A YEAR UNLESS WE CAN SOURCE MORE VOLUNTARY ADULT LEADERS.
Sometimes we have a long Waiting list for entry into different Sections and sometimes there is space available straight away. Either way, we will contact you in due course to let you know progress and availability. Please bear with us, as we are all volunteers...
... which brings us on to the next topic...
All of the adults who help in Scouting, either on the coal face as Leaders and Helpers, or behind the scenes on committees or helping with fund raising and administration are all 100% volunteers. They are all just like you. Some of them have been parents of children in the Group or have benefited from Scouting in their own life; some have volunttered because they have a skill they would like to share. There are many reasons why people volunteer to Scouting but it is guaranteed that they will benefit from the experience.
Have a look at what The Scout Association says about Volunteering as an adult and then come back to us...
If you would like to find out about the opportunities we currently have in the 8th Wimbledon then please take a look at our ADULT VOLUNTEERS page.
The Parent Portal of Online Scout Manager, OSM
We use this amazing facility to keep track of our Members and their progress through Scouting, their badges gained and also for so many other reasons - and you as a parent/guardian of a child in the Group get to see their records and update us on any changes to things like contact details or next of kin etc. OSM and the Parent Portal are fully GDPR compliant. Follow this link to find out more.
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