Beaver Scouts

Beavers are usually aged between six and eight years old, though they can be as young as five and three quarters.

They usually meet weekly to take part in a wide range of activities including games, crafts, singing, visits and good turns, along with plenty of outdoor activities.

They will also have the opportunity to take part in the fun and excitement of camps and sleepovers. It may be the first time they spend a night away from home so it’s a real adventure for them.


Earlier entry is at the Beaver Scout Leader's discretion (for example, to allow someone a little bit younger to join at the same time as their friends).


A group of Beavers is called a Colony, and each Colony can be split up into smaller groups called Lodges.

Beavers have a Promise and Motto, but there is not a Beaver Scout Law. The concepts of the Scout Law should be presented to Beavers through games, storytelling and other informal devices.

News & Blogs

Target Sprint is Coming to CRAI
26/01/2021 By Dave Cook
We are deighted to confirm that we have secured a £15K Investment in Target Shooting through Sports Wales (90% Grant Funded with a 10% Contribution from CRAI Scout District Council).
The Investment is centred around upgrading the Rifle Ranges we have at CRAI Scout Activity Centre to offer 10M indoor shooting, a wider variety of targets (Knockdown, bell targets etc.), investment in AirArms MPR400 Sporter PCP Rifles along with all of the additional equipment needed to support these, Targets, Pellets and Instructor Courses for Club Coaches and Three position Shooting (Kneeling Prone and standing) as well as the equipment needed to support these shooting styles.
We will also be purchasing an Outdoor “Pop-up” range to support an Activity called Target Sprint as well as running the necessary training to allow YPST Diploma Holders to run Target Sprint sessions.
We will be registering as a Target Sprint Hub (only the fourth in Wales) and will be looking to run Monthly Shooting sessions, supported by senior coaches from across South Wales, that will be accessible by the whole community (not just Scouts).  this will help us raise funds and establish CRAI as an importnt Community Location. We will be hoping to create shooting teams to take part in National Scout and Open competitions in Target Sprint and Target Shooting.
If you, or someone you know, would be interested in getting involved in Target Sprint, the Monthly Shooting sessions or the additional courses please contact me. Obviously all of the equipment and ranges will be availible for use by existing YPST Diploma Holders (restrictions will be in place on equipment that requires specialist training as you would expect).
And OBVIOUSLY all of these activities are currently restricted by the current Pandemic and our Face to Face Scouting status of "Red".
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Monday evening we had a lovely evening thanks to Stagecoach, based in Blackwood. Special thanks to Gareth Haywood and Mark Rogers who arranged for the bus to come down to the hut. The Beavers had to ask for a ticket to their home village and then went for a short ride around the locality.

The Beavers genuinely loved the session, we started working on the new Money Skills Activity badge too. One thing from the session as a colony we are not sure we could cope with the noise on a long bus trip!! LOL!!

We finished the evening by investing 14 new Beavers and a Leader, fantastic night, amazing to see colony growing so much again, 26 at the moment and have lots on waiting list to start in September.

Thanks again Mark Rogers, Stagecoach & Gareth Haywood

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CRAI Beaver Scout Zoom Meeting
22/05/2020 By Elizabeth O'Malley

I am holding Zoom meeting for ALL Beaver aged young people within CRAI, purely for "FUN and FRIENDS (New & Old)" . Many of our Beavers are not able to social the way that the elder sections are with their phones and electronic devices and maybe at home without social interacton with other children their own age and I am pretty sure they will be missing their Beaver sessions so I am hosting a District Zoom Meeting just for fun, scavenger hunt & games evening. Please pass this information to all Beavers within the district! The more the merrier! 

Wed 3rd Jun (4:30pm - 5:00pm)
All young people between the age of 53/4 and 8 (Beavers age) within the district are invited to ZOOM meeting for "Fun and Friends (Old & New)"
Games night. Please spread to all of your Beaver colonies!


Please forward this link to all Beavers parents as they need to register individually to be given entrance to the meeting. If their name is not on the form I will not be allowing them in from the waiting room for safety reasons.

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1st Gilfach & 1st Sirhowy's Toilet Roll Challenge
16/04/2020 By Elizabeth O'Malley

Jenni knows her ADC Beavers loves a challenge and finds it difficult to say no! So once tagged on the infamous toilet roll challenge on a facebook post we had a quick discussion and decided to put it out as a challenge to our respective Beaver Colonies and put a video together. Obviously the other sections of our Groups were so jealous that they had to get involved -especially both GSL's (you will see how much they wanted to be involved if you watch the video!).

Jenni put all the videos together and added music to it, all I did was set it as a challenge and forwarded the clips! Thank you Jenni for all the hard work, it looks great and will be a good memory to look back upon when this is all over.

We now challenge you all to join in! Maybe we could even make a whole CRAI District version? Or even better lets create a CRAI necker flip video?? No idea what I am on about watch out for Lee in the video.

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1st Sirhowy Valley visit to Tab Life Centre
06/03/2020 By Siobhan Haywood

Last night we had a wonderful visit to the "Tab Life Centre" with the energetic Pastor Dave. He showed us around the centre, explained how they help families with the food bank, played games, sang songs, talked to the about the most bought book in the whole world (it was World Book Day after all), amazed us with his A4 piece of paper which was his ticket to Heaven, folded and ripped not only did he manage to make it into a cross but the pieces removed spelt the word "Life", we were very impressed! we then finished the visit with cookies and squash. The Beavers loved it, so many smiling faces for the whole visit, the Pastors enthusiasm was definitely contagious!

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