Beavers Cubs Scouts


The Beaver Scout Colony is the first section in the Scouting family. Young people can join Beaver Scouts in the three months leading up to their sixth birthday. They  move to the next Section, Cub Scouts, around their 8th birthday.

Easily recognised by their distinctive turquoise sweatshirts. Beaver Scouts enjoy making friends, helping others, playing games, experience adventures and going on trips. They even go on short camping trips and sleepovers, as well as taking part in wider Group Events.

The Beaver motto is Fun and Friends and their programme reflects this

Beavers in Melksham

Ashdown Beaver Colony

Meet on Thursdays from 6.15  to 7.30 pm at Melksham Scout Hall.

Volunteer Leader Team:

  • Beaver Leader:  Claire Neal
  • Assistant Beaver Leader:  Caroline Williams
  • Sectional Assistant: David Williams,  Christina Rabone,  Lisa Villeneuve, Emma Harwood

Camps and Trips

As well as regular day trips, Beavers at Melksham are typically offered at least two “nights away” experiences each year, these will be for one or two nights at a time.

One of these is usually Group Camp, where the Beavers join the Cubs and Scouts for a night at camp.

The other will typically be an indoor sleepover for each colony, which might be held at our hall or elsewhere.

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