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Beaver Scouts (Age 5–7)


It Starts with Scouts

Opening the door to friendship and adventure for girls and boys aged 5-7, Beaver Scouts discover the world through teamwork and fun activities.

Become a Holiday Helper!

A fun drawing activity to celebrate the holiday season!

Beavers and Cubs can select which Holiday Crest they want to work on and do a ‘good turn’ to achieve their crest. There are a few fun ways to recognize each youth’s act of service to others and the community in your next Section meeting:

Option 1

Before your Section sets out to do a good turn, have youth design a Holiday Crest of their choice and share it in your next meeting. After youth have done their good turns, they can award each other with the different Holiday Crests to recognize and celebrate their contributions.

Option 2 

Get started with giving back! After each youth has done a good turn, they can design the Holiday Crest that describes their activity and write a brief story of their good turn. In your next meeting, youth can share their designs and stories of giving back.

Option 3

The holidays are a busy time, and sometimes activity planning can be a little tough this time of year! Keep it simple and engaging by having each youth select and design a Holiday Crest of their choice. In your next Section meeting, youth can share why they chose this crest and the design they created.

Download the PDF below to get started!

Draw a Holiday Crest

  • Activities
  • Activities

    A place to discover new things and embark on great adventures.

    Beaver Scouts experience diverse activities and a world of new adventures. Through nature walks, short hikes, tree planting, games, crafts and family events, Beaver Scouts gain valuable social skills while making new friends along the way. From camping to hiking and games galore, Beaver Scouts develop a respect for nature and others while exploring the world around them.

    Discover Beaver Scout Adventures!

    Activities Beaver Scouts enjoy!

    • Nature walks
    • Tree-planting
    • Sleep overs
    • Campfires

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    Skills they gain along the way!

    • Self confidence
    • Environmental Stewardship
    • Problem solving
    • Interpersonal skills

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  • Leadership
  • Leadership

    Gaining leadership skills by leading their peers on meaningful outdoor adventures.

    Through outdoor activities, games, music and crafts, Beaver Scouts are introduced to leadership skills and develop self-confidence, making new friends along the way. Scouts Canada’s youth-led program empowers Beaver Scouts to pave their own path to outdoor adventure and fun by selecting and planning the activities they want to pursue—surrounded by committed and passionate Scouters who create a safe and inclusive environment.

    Put Leadership into Play!

  • Program
  • Program

    Developing well-rounded youth, better prepared for success in the world.

    With our Plan-Do-Review method, Beaver Scouts are empowered to learn by doing. Through Scouts Canada’s Youth-led programming, youth put leadership and teamwork into play by planning their activities with the guidance of an adult Scouter. The great Scouting adventure allows youth to explore new things, share ideas, learn new skills and create new paths. 

    Beaver Scouts is filled with a little bit of everything and plenty of opportunities for youth to personally develop in areas including like social, physical, intellectual, character, emotional and spiritual. Along the way Beaver Scouts meet new friends, learn cooperation and teamwork, and develop self-confidence.

  • Safety
  • Safety

    As Canada’s largest youth organization, Scouts Canada places great importance on creating a fun and safe environment for our members. By embedding safety in everything we do, we create a culture of safety supported by comprehensive policies, resources and guidelines for all Scouting activities. 

    Beaver Scouts, Stay Safe! Brochure

    More safety info for parents

  • Uniform
  • Uniform

    The Beaver Scout uniform consists of the Beaver Scout hat, vest, t-shirt, neckerchief and neckerchief slide. The Beaver Scout uniform is available at the Scout Shop nearest you, or at The neckerchief and slide will be supplied by the Group.

    Beaver Scout Insignia Placement

  • Join
  • Join

    Join Scouts Canada on the adventure of a lifetime!

    Scouts builds leaders, enabling youth to lead their own path toward outdoor adventure and fun. Through Youth-led programming, youth discover the best in themselves taking on new challenges and experience new things they wouldn’t elsewhere. Along the way, they develop into well-rounded youth better prepared for success in the world.

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    Adventures on the Path

    Adventures on the Path is a blog where all members of Scouts Canada can submit and share their adventures. Explored the blog in our digital magazine, Scouting Life.