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Beavers

Beaver Scouts is the junior section of Scouting Ireland and is for boys and girls aged six to nine years of age. Beavers usually meet weekly in the Parish hall and their program revolves around games, arts and crafts and other activities designed to stimulate the imagination and encourage members to have lots of fun whilst making friends. Once a month an outdoor activity or walk is organised.


Wednesday Beavers - St Brigids Parish Centre, Old Stillorgan Rd , Stillorgan, Co Dublin

5:00 - 6:00pm

Karen D'Alton - Beaver Scout Leader. beaverleader@3rddublin.net


Overview

The Beaver programme is about acquiring skills through fun and games. 

According to Scouting Ireland, the program has been designed so that every Scout is responsible for their Personal Journey/experience of Scouting and plays a hand in designing and planning that journey.

The Personal Journey ideal draws a young person to learn, acquire knowledge and develop while participating in the Scout program. The program follows a simple process PLAN, DO, REVIEW. Programs are planned, activities are executed and the whole process is reviewed.

Once a young person has been invested as a Beaver Scout, they will be eligible to be awarded badges earned by taking part in the Beaver program.

Beaver Scout Investiture
There are lots of types of badges available to Beaver Scouts

Progress Award/ Stage Badges
Special Interest Badges
Chief Scout award

There are also 9 Adventure Skill badges with 9 levels of ability.

Air Activity Skills
Backwoods Skills
Camping Skills
Emergencies Skills
Hillwalking Skills
Paddling Skills
Pioneering Skills
Rowing Skills
Sailing Skills

For younger members of the section participating weekly,  and on activities will allow them to earn a certain number of annual badges. For older members who are more willing to explore the program further, they can undertake Special Interest Badges in their own time with the help of parents, and on completion of agreed criteria that badge will be awarded.

Beavers are allowed camp outdoors, to-date this has been a great success.

 

For more information please download All About Beavers
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