At Beavers, our young people try new things. Make new friends. Joining Beavers is contuning their beginning of their big adventure. Our Beavers meet on a Monday evening at 18:00 – 19:15

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 doorstops and beyond


What do Beavers get up to?

Beavers at 1st Merton Park is all about growing and learning new skills in small but mighty ways. They will spend lots of time outside with their Colony doing adventurous activities while learning some important skills such as integrity.

Going to Beavers is very different from going to school. Instead of learning from books, they will figure the world out by exploring, playing, and doing.

Who leads Beavers?

Each Colony is made up of young people aged 6 to 8, led by an adult Beaver leader. Other adult volunteers are on hand to supervise activities, share their skills and keep everyone safe.

Within the Colony, Beavers are also part of a Lodge. A Lodge is a smaller group of Beavers, usually headed up by a young person who takes on a peer leadership role (sometimes known as a Lodge Leader or Junior Leader).

Beavers usually stand together in their Lodges at the beginning and end of meetings. They tend to stick together on trips away, or during certain activities.

How to join

1st Merton Park is an extremely popular group, this means that lots of young people want to join and you might have to wait for a space to become available before you can start your scouting journey. If you have any questions about accessibility, it’s best to contact us in addition to your application. By being upfront about additional needs from the start, parents/carers can work in partnership with local leaders to make sure their young person has the best experience possible.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls