Boys and Girls Ages 5-7
The diverse Canadian landscape and its flora and fauna provide the basis for the symbolic framework for Beaver Scouts, with an emphasis on the beaver, its pond and the surrounding forest. Beaver Scouts are guided in their explorations by the Friends of the Forest (Scouters) – the forest animals who bring new ideas, new perspectives and wisdom with which to explore the forest, the pond and beyond. Beaver Scouts and Scouters join in sharing ideas.
Welcome to the Pond!
As Beaver Scouts, you get to discover your world by exploring a map of the Pond. Embark on adventures like camping, hiking, playing games and even having campfires—all the while making great new friends along the way!
Each symbolic area on the map provides an opportunity to plan, learn and review the six program areas of Scouting: Environment & Outdoors, Leadership, Active & Healthy Living, Citizenship, Creative Expression and Beliefs & Values. By brainstorming with your Beaver Lodge or Colony, you will discuss what kinds of adventures to explore in each different place at the Pond. For example, you may want to visit Hawkeye’s Campfire on the map, which calls for planning a campfire and special ceremony; or perhaps you’d like to try your hand at Echo’s Mountain, which involves an Outdoor Adventure Skills activity.
Beavers are a creative bunch, and you will love sharing ideas and learning with your friends!