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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.

Amanda GriffithsACC Beavers

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!.

Furry Fred

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.

Furry Fred

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".


Upcoming Events

Wed, 12th September 2018 19:30:00
ADC Beaver Scout Meeting
Alfreton Fire Station
Thu, 13th September 2018 19:30:00
County Commissioner's meeting.
Alfreton Fire Station
Tue, 25th September 2018 19:30:00
County Executive Meeting
Alfreton Fire Station
Sat, 29th September 2018 09:00:00
Basic Hillwalking Training
Drum Hill Campsite
Exact times TBC. Come along and learn essential skills to get your Cubs, Scouts and Explorers interested in Maps and Compasses. For the bargain price of £10 you get a day learning how to bring maps alive for youngsters from our experienced and enthusiastic Leaders. Learn how to get your bearings, measure your pace and how to use a compass. Strictly 14 years and over (no upper limit). Email to book your place.


Mon, 1st October 2018 19:30:00
Programme Team meeting
Alfreton Fire Station
Fri, 5th October 2018 18:00:00
24th World Scout Jamboree Training Weekend - Camp 3.
Wed, 10th October 2018 19:30:00
Team Meeting
Alfreton Fire Station
Sun, 14th October 2018 07:00:00
Kinder Walk
Chapel Scout HQ

Kinder Challenge & Kinder Extreme

Tue, 30th October 2018 19:30:00
Finance Sub Group Meeting
Alfreton Fire Station
Thu, 8th November 2018 19:30:00
LTM Meeting
Alfreton Fire Station