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We are not currently running Beavers
We are seeking leaders. We would normally meet on Wednesdays 6pm-7:15pm.
Beavers are usually aged between six and eight years old, though they can be as young as five and three quarters. They belong to the first and youngest section in the Scouting family.
There are some friendly Beaver colonies close by:
- 12th Cambridge Beavers - Gilbert Road. Wednesdays: 6.15 – 7.30pm
- 26th Cambridge Beavers - Logan's Way. Tuesdays: 6.30 - 7.30pm
- Find other Beaver colonies in Cambridge
Best things about Beaver Scouts?
Activities, trips and making friends are all part of what makes it so much fun for girls and boys. As well as earning activity badges, many Beavers Scouts get to go on camps and sleepovers, often for the first time. We like:
- Being creative – making things and singing
- Playing games
- Going on visits and investigating nature
- Learning about themselves
- Getting to know other people
- Discovering the worlds of science, nature and technology
- Exploring the natural and man made world
- Being caring – responding to the needs of others, the local and international community
Our Cubs meet on Tuesday 6.45pm - 8pm
Cub Scouts, aged between 8 and 10 1/2, make up the second youngest section of the Scouting family.
Cub Scouts enjoy new adventures while making new friends along the way. Their commitment is recognised by over thirty activity badges. As well as regular weekly meeting, Cub Scouts also enjoy activity days, weekend camps and pack holidays. Boys and girls:
- Go camping
- Play games
- Explore the outdoors
- Try adventurous activities – such as climbing, sailing and archery
- Meet people from their local community
- Experience the culture of other countries
- Keep themselves and others safe
The Scout Section is for young people, usually aged between 10½ and 14 years. A young person can come into the Troop at 10 and may stay until they are 14½ years old. The Scout Troop is the third section in the Scout Group, above Beavers and Cubs.
What do Scouts do?
Or should we say: what don’t we do? At this age, we encourage girls and boys to take responsibility for themselves and each other, with older members leading a small team. They like being with friends and participating fully in the adventure of life. In our Troop, Scouts:
- Develop leadership skills
- Learn useful skills (e.g. survival, first aid, electronics, photography, communication etc.)
- Spend nights away – the summer camp is often the highlight of the year
- Help others in the community
- Cook, both at home and at camp
- Adventurous and sporting activities – anything from abseiling to zorbing
Explorers is the fourth Section of the Scouting family after Beavers, Cubs and Scouts. Explorer Scouts are young people aged between 14 and 18 years old.
Explorer Units, as they are called, are slightly different from Beavers, Cubs & Scouts – instead of belonging to a Scout Group, they are organised by the District.
Where do they meet?
54th Cambridge HQ
149 Green End Rd,
Cambridge, CB4 1RW