Beaver Scouts caters for boys and girls aged 6, 7 and 8 and the programme is based around fun and discovery with an emphasis on the sea and the outdoor environment.
The priority is meeting and interacting with children of their own age while working along the ONE Programme, which has a common central theme to all the other scout programmes right up to Rover Scouts at 20 years of age. The ONE programme is designed to help children develop their skills and talents while providing fun, friendship and challenge.
Beaver Scouts are organised into small groups called Lodges. Each Lodge usually contains 5 to 6 children. The Lodges are collected together into what is called a Colony. The Beavers are encouraged to take on tasks so that they learn about responsibility and they are given a say on what is happening in the programme. They learn lots of new skills by doing them but the most important thing is that they do it with other people, especially their friends.
Examples of recent activities include:
- Trip to Roche Point Lighthouse
- Treasure Hunt in Rostellan woods
- Water based activities at Lower Aghada pier
- A trip to the Coastguard Station at Guileen
- Beaver Slumber night at Aghada Community Centre
- Trip to Midleton Fire Station