Beavers are for boys and girls aged from 6 to 8 years old. They meet in groups called colonies. We have two Beaver colonies of 24 children.




Meet from 6:30pm to 7:30pm





Meet from 6:30pm to 7:30pm



There is a waiting list to join.

To get on the list your child needs to be 5 years old.


Section holidays follow those of the Manchester schools Link..





Contact the Beaver section (and apply to join)


Welcome to Beaver Scouts

Beaver Scouts are held on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30pm until 7:30pm. During this time we run an active, fun-filled programme starting with the ceremony of gathering logs, this is when we all join together to say hello. The age range of Beavers is between 6 and 8, on reaching the age of 8 they will then go up into Cub Scouts.

Helen Hampson is the appointed leader, she is assisted by assistant leaders. In local scouting there are no paid leaders, everything is done on a voluntary basis. We need at least 4 adults to run a beaver colony the size of ours and in the absence of additional permanent help we ask that all parents/guardians help out on a rota. This means that any person who helps on a regular basis needs to complete a scout application form, which includes the CRB. Occasionally we may ask you to do extra evenings if we are carrying out an activity that needs extra supervision or if we are going out on a trip.

Subs are £40 a term, we have three terms per year.  There is also an initial fee of £10 which covers the necker, badges and book that each beaver scout will receive. We also ask you to fill in a gift aid form so that the group can claim back the tax you have paid on the £84, if for some reason you stop paying tax you need to let us know. Once a gift aid form is filled in it covers you for the whole of your child's stay at the group.

Investiture. This is when children formally join Beavers, this is once they have an understanding about beavers and what happens. They will then be presented with their group badges and the necker. To be invested they will need to have a Beaver uniform, which is a turquoise sweatshirt and navy blue activity trousers, these can be bought from MCS Stores on Fog Lane.

Above all else we hope that your child will have Fun and Friends in Beavers.


Badges at Home

Beavers love badges! We do lots of badges at Beavers, which will help your Beaver learn skills and feel they are growing and developing. You can also do badge work at home - and will need to if you want your Beaver to get the coveted Bronze Chief Scout's Award!

Log in to Online Scout Manager, and select Badges, and the badge you want to say your Beaver has done. Click the "Complete at Home" badge and upload a photo or record of what your Beaver has done, and we will look at it!


We run two WhatsApp groups to help you keep in touch with what's going on. Message Al King (Wednesday leader Malak) to get on the group for your night.

Autumn 2023

  • 12/13 September: first Beavers meeting.
  • Saturday 30 September: Family Activity Day at Abney.
  • 16/17 October: no Beavers, half-term.
  • 12/13 December: last Beavers meeting.