Central Norfolk Beavers

Who are we?

Your long and exquisite journey within one of the worlds largest Youth organisations starts at Beaver Scouts. A young person, regardless of sex, race, colour, gender or disability joins Beaver Scouts at 6 years old, remaining there until they are 8 years of age. Beaver Scouts were formed in 1963, originally in Ireland, under the name “Little Brothers.” However, this name was changed in 1966 to “Beaver Scouts” and in 1991 Beaver Scouts were officially recognised in the whole of UK.

Where are we?

We have 10 colonies across the district which are:

  • 1st Ashill
  • 1st Beetley
  • 1st Dereham
  • 2nd Dereham
  • Fakenham Wensum Scout Group
  • 2nd Marham (R.A.F.)
  • 1st Mattishall and District
  • 1st Melton Magna
  • Nelson Rural
  • 1st Swaffham

What do we do?

Once you join “Beaver Scouts” you become a member along with over 100,000 other Beavers who meet once a week in groups called “Colonies” led by some of the most enthusiastic leaders you will ever meet. As a Beaver you can achieve anything the young person sets their mind to.

Each County is split into Districts and each District will run Beaver Colonies on a variety of nights to suit, so you are sure to find a meeting in your area on a night you aren’t doing those other important things which makes a full and complete childhood.

Top awards

As you move throughout your Scouting life you will be awarded a variety of badges culminating in the “Chief Scout Badge” this is almost as special as the coveted “Purple” Membership badge showing you are a member of one of the world’s most popular youth organisations. For more information you can  visit  https://www.scouts.org.uk/beavers/

How do I get involved?

If you child would like to become a Beaver or you would like to join our leadership team or could offer facilities/resources please go to – https://www.norfolkscouts.org.uk/join




Nature and the outdoors are languages that can be learned. Once you identify a beech tree, tie a clove hitch or cook a simple meal over a fire that you’ve built yourself, you’ll never forget it.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls