This is the youngest level of Scouting, involving girls and boys, ages 5-7. (age determined by birthday landing in the same calendar year as registration, same as the schools, so essentially SK-Grade 2)
We run Beavers from 6:30-7:45pm, on Monday nights, at the main Agricultural
Hall on the Binbrook Fairgrounds, and you may
register with us at any time.
(see our photo gallery on the menu to the left, to see some of the Colony in action!)
As part of our program, we use a structured badge system, to enhance the adventure. Details are here: Badge Program Details
We are looking for teenage youth and adult leaders interested in helping out, in addition to parent participation.
|For the 2016-2017 Season, the registration fee is $200.00 online,
$225 in person.
Scouts Canada collects this registration fee to cover insurance of
activities, camp management, admin, overhead, etc.
Many groups also ask youth to bring a weekly $1, $2, or even $5 or
so, as "dues", to pay for ongoing supplies. We don't do that.
Many do not realize it, but Scouting is not a government or agency funded program. We are self-supporting.
Cheques payable to: "Scouts Canada - 1st Binbrook Group", please.
This cost does not include the Beaver uniform (link below), but it's not terribly expensive, and many times available second hand from families with older youth.
If you want to fill out the registration form at home, and print it off, follow this link. (it's a PDF document, but you can actually type on it, and then print it out!)
Or, you can register and pay online, via www.myScouts.ca
We are looking for leaders interested in helping out, in addition to parent participation.
This is the summary from the Scouts Canada Website:
|5 to 7 years of age.
The Beaver program emphasizes having fun while encouraging children to feel good about themselves, their friends and family, God, and nature. Beavers helps children learn basic social skills and gain self confidence. The Beaver program promotes activities that encourage children to:
The Beaver program is built around a lively variety of games, crafts, music, storytelling, playacting, spiritual fellowship and the outdoors. Beaver activities stress cooperation and teamwork, and can involve the whole family.
The outdoors is an essential part of the Beaver program. Weekend events, picnics, short nature hikes and family based camping opportunities round out the Beaver experience.
Beavers meet in a group called a colony. The colony is split into smaller groups called lodges. There is one leader for every five Beavers. Each Beaver learns a promise, law and motto to help guide their personal development.
We've prepared a Parent's Guide to the Beaver program for those who would like more information.