Be prepared...... to have fun!
Welcome to the Beaver pages on the Derbyshire County Website.
I hope these pages will help to tell you more about Beaver Scouts in general as well as what they are doing in Derbyshire. If you need to contact me to find out more about anything to do with Beaver Scouting then please use the contact form on the website.
What are Beaver Scouts?
Beaver Scouts are the youngest members of the Scouting family. They are boys and girls aged 6-8 years. They usually meet each week in a Beaver Scout Colony.
During their time in the Colony , Beaver Scouts will play games, make things, listen to stories and learn about themselves, their community and the world around us.
Hopefully this will include parties, visits, meeting interesting people and even a Beaver Scout Sleepover, usually held in an approved Scout Group Headquarters.
Most of all Beaver Scouts (and their leaders and helpers) have FUN!
How do I join Beaver Scouts?
If you are not already involved in Beavers and would like to take part in the fun of Scouting either as a Beaver Scout, or as an adult Leader or helper, please feel free to contact the Assistant County Commissioner for the Beavers section, who will be pleased to give you details of Colony near you.
If she doesn't know all the answers she will know someone who does!
The ACC (Beavers) can be contacted by using the contact form on the website
Beaver Scouting in Derbyshire
We have over 2000 Beaver Scouts in Derbyshire meeting each week, mostly during term time. Each Beaver Scout Colony is a member of a Scout Group. Each Scout Group is a member of a District and there are 15 districts in Derbyshire!.
Most Districts have a person who is responsible for supporting the Beaver Scout Leadership teams in their District. These people are called an ADC (Assistant District Commissioner) or a DBSL (District Beaver Scout Leader).
All the ADCs (and DBSLs) meet together about 3 times a year to keep in touch with what is happening in the Beaver Scout world, both nationally and within Derbyshire.
We are very proud to have our own County mascot "Furry Fred". Here is a picture of him:
He joined the County in 1995 and has featured at our County events for Beaver Scouts. Every few years he and his friends (the ADCs) get together to plan a County Fun Day especially for Beaver Scouts. They are called a "Beaver Scout Bonanza". Our next Beaver Scout Bonanza (No 6) will be held on 6th July 2014 and will feature the continents as "Furry Fred Goes Global".