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Beavers (6-8 years)

Try new things. Make new friends. Joining Beavers is just the beginning of your big adventure.

Who are Beavers?

Beavers are young people aged 6 to 8 who:

  • Master new skills and try new things
  • Have fun and go on adventures
  • Make friends
  • Are curious about the world around them
  • Help others and make a difference, on their own doorsteps and beyond

Every week, they gather in groups called Beaver Colonies to hop, skip and jump their way through lots of different games and activities – achieving anything they set their minds to, and having lots of fun along the way.

When do Beavers meet?

We have two Beaver colonies.

They meet on Mondays from 18:30 – 19:30 and Fridays from 18:30 – 19:30.

What uniform do Beavers wear?

Beavers don’t need a uniform to join, but soon Beavers will start earning badges and need a place to put them! After a few weeks of being a Beaver, your leaders will tell you what you need.

The Beavers uniform consists of a blue sweatshirt with your badges sewn on and the 28th ‘neckie’ to represent our local group. There are lots of other optional accessories you can wear such as hats, hoodies, navy blue trousers or shorts, if you’d like to.

Please ensure that all items of uniform (and jackets etc) are labelled with your child’s name.

For meetings outdoors, please ensure that your child is dressed appropriately for the weather conditions, including, where appropriate, a fleece top, a waterproof jacket with hood, waterproof trousers, hat, gloves and wellies or waterproof boots.

Joining us soon?

If your child is due to join Beavers soon, welcome!
We’ve compiled all the information you should need, including how to use Online Scout Manager, on a handy page:

Will you be our next Beaver volunteer?

Volunteering’s not just about giving back – the benefits go both ways. All of our activities are run by amazing volunteers. Volunteering lets you try new things, meet new people, and make a difference.


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Latest Beaver news

  • Fundraising Club Winners
    The Giffnock Scouts Fundraising Club helps to support the provision of an exciting and varied programme of Scouting activities for current and future generations of young people in Giffnock.
  • Nearly New & Book Sale
    We’re looking forward to welcoming our community back to our annual Sale (and tearoom!) in November.
  • Introducing our new Lead Volunteer
    We’re delighted to welcome Hetty to her new role and would like to thank Iain for all his efforts as he stands down.
  • Volunteer team updates
    Our volunteers make a huge impact to the lives young people in Giffnock, and we’d like to thank those who have been recently awarded and those standing down.
  • Our Group Camp Adventure
    At the start of June, nearly 150 of our Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, and Volunteers came together for a brilliant weekend of fun, challenge, and adventure.