Ages 5-7 (Grades K-2)
Fun and friendship are the cornerstones of the Beaver Scouts program. Beaver Scouts opens the door for youth to discover the world. It is filled with a little bit of everything – outdoor activities, games, and music. Along the way, Beaver Scouts meet new friends, learn cooperation and teamwork, and develop self-confidence.
Sharing, Sharing, Sharing
The 1st Glenayre Beaver Colony meets Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm, in the Glenayre Community Center at 492 Glencoe Drive in Port Moody.
1st Glenayre Cubs have an action-packed annual calendar with many camps including a drive-up Skillz camp, winter camp, overnight backpack, and canoe camp. We also take part in many 1st Glenayre Group activities like a Halloween party, Link Camp, multiple social potlucks, a family camp, and a year end BBQ.
The 1st Glenayre Beavers:
- have backyard campouts
- trampoline park visits
- gymnastics sleepover
- zoo or Science World sleepover
- Link Camp with all the other age sections (Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, and Rover) of 1st Glenayre Scouts
- potlucks and BBQs
- fun meetings with activities like crafts, cookie decorating, and games
- Annual Family Camp
That's some cookie!
Outdoor Adventure Skills
The Outdoor Adventure Skills program has 9 skill pathways: Camping, Trail, Paddling, Aquatic, Emergency Aid, Winter, Vertical, Sailing, and Scoutcraft. Each skill is divided into nine stages with a badge awarded for each stage. The outdoor Adventure skills are progressive from Beavers through to Rovers, youth build on skill development as they move through the different Scout "sections" (Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, and Rovers.)
You can find out more about the Outdoor Adventure Skills here.
Parents: if you log in to your Scoutstracker account you can mark of skills your youth has completed outside of Scouts, so they get credit!
Personal Achievement Badges
Personal Achievement Badges are designed to allow youth to explore and expand skills and knowledge in areas that are of particular interest to them.
Personal Achievement Badges are strictly optional, but the cool thing is the youth decides what 3 challenges THEY want to do for their badge. The youth uses a planning template you can download here. Ideas for appropriate challenges can be found in the guide.
North Star Award
The "Top Section Award" for Beavers is the North Star Award. Beavers work towards their award with their Colony.
- 5 Outdoor Adventure Skill stages, in any combination of skills.
- 5 Community Service hours
- A service project completed as a group
Below find a layout of where badges go on your Beaver's vest.
Scouting has a lot of lingo which Scouters (leaders) often use, forgetting to give a definition!
The Sections are the different age groupings (below) all the sections together are a Group, like the 1st Glenayre Scout Group.
- Beavers, ages 5-7, form a Colony (wear brown vests and blue hats)
- Cubs, ages 8-10, form a Pack (wear grey shirts)
- Scouts, ages 11-14, form a Troop (wear green shirts)
- Venturers, ages 15-18, form a Company (wear blue shirts)
- Rovers, ages 19-26, form a Crew (wear red shirts)
The Beaver Colony is divided up into lodges which each have youth from the different age groups.
- Brown Tail Beaver: in Kindergarten
- Blue Tail Beaver: in Grade 1
- White Tail Beaver: in Grade 2