Beaver Scouts (Ages 5-7)
Fun and friendship is the cornerstone of the Beaver Scouts program.
Beaver Scouts opens the door for your child to discover the world. It is filled with a little bit of everything – outdoor activities, games, music and sports. Along the way, Beaver Scouts meet new friends, learn cooperation, teamwork, and develop self-confidence.
Beaver Scouts are welcomed into a group of energetic boys and girls just like them. They will meet with kind and caring leaders that will help them with anything they need to know about being a good Scout. They will feel respected and appreciated for their own uniqueness, and encouraged to bring all they can to their group and activities.
The Beaver Scout program is built around a variety of activities that include:
Nature walks and hikes
Picnics and camping
Crafts and games
BEAVER SCOUT PROMISE: I promise to be kind and help take care of the world.
BEAVER SCOUT LAW: A Beaver has fun, works hard, and helps their family and friends.
BEAVER SCOUT MOTTO: Sharing, Sharing, Sharing!
Beaver Colony Meeting Information
Mondays @ 6:15pm - 7:45pm Helen Schuler Nature Center
300 Indian Battle Road South, Lethbridge, AB
Picking up garbage to celebrate Earth Day.
These youth raised over $500 for the Red Cross (Fort Macleod Fires) by collecting bottles.
Pirate themed year end Family Camp.
OUTDOOR ADVENTURE SKILLS (OAS)
The Outdoor Adventure Skills program is an invitation for Scouts to try something new—to be outside more, testing themselves with progressive challenges while remaining within their capabilities to stay safe. In short, it’s about having life-changing experiences.
Each Outdoor Adventure Skills pathway is divided into nine stages with a badge awarded for each stage; however, the purpose of the OAS program is not the badge. Rather, the Outdoor Adventure Skills should be seen as tools to support the Plan-Do-Review process—for example, organizing an activity that matches the level of skills that the participants have, or evaluating the amount of growth a person experienced in a particular skill set they wanted to expand on.
PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENT BADGES (PAB)
Personal Achievement badges are a way to try something new or learn more about something you already know. In Beavers, we learn all about the Pond framework within the Canadian Path program, and the many friends that help us on our journey. As we work on our adventures, we collect badges, and there are 16 different badges for you to work towards with your imagination as the only limit!
Which badge will you pick to plan your adventures? Let's meet our Pond friends and learn about the badges!
PERSONAL PROGRESSION BADGES (PPB)
Brown Tail (Kindergarten) Represents the colour for the beaver fur; responsibility to take care of the world.
Blue Tail (Grade 1) Represents the sky and water and the immense opportunities to explore.
White Tail (Grade 2) Represents the moon and the stars that give us light and help us find our way through the darkness of the night. The White Tails guide the colony as leaders.
The coloured tail is pinned onto the Beaver’s hat. At the end of the year, each Beaver receives a Personal Progression Badge (PAB) that is worn on their Beaver uniform.
Hudson T - Participated in the 100 Kids Who Care
Marek G. - Participated in the 100 Kids Who Care
TOP SECTION AWARD
North Star Award
This very special top section award is awarded to White Tail Beavers who have completed a personal progression review, five OAS badges, five community service hours, one community project that is personally challenging, and a final review by the White Tail Council and Scouters.
Meet the Colony Scouter Team
Scouter Dan (Hawkeye)
Dan joined us as a volunteer in 2021, but he is not new to the Scouting program. Dan joined 15th Lethbridge as a youth and enjoyed Beavers all the way up to Venturers! We are excited to have him come back as a volunteer, bringing his knowledge and enthusiasm to the program.
Scouter Moira (TicTac)
TicTac enjoys her day job as a Registered Veterinary Technologist at the University of Lethbridge, but she has FUN in Scouting. Her journey with our Beaver Colony started in 2012 with her asking a simple question of “What does it take to be a Beaver Scouter?”. Since then, she has been very involved with the Colony and Group - and has enjoyed every minute of it (possibly because she secretly dreamed of being a teacher and is a bit crazy about organization). In her spare time, TicTac likes to geocache, cook and spend time with (in no particular order) her hubby Nathan, son Alex and dog Tsunami. Fun facts: Before becoming a Scouter, the last time she slept in a tent (or went camping) was in Brownies! Moira has recently learned how to shoot a bow and arrow and has discovered that she really enjoys archery!
Scouter Tobiah (Akela)
Since 2013, Tobiah has been volunteering with 15th Lethbridge as a Scouter, but he has been involved with summer camps for over thirty years as a camper, camp counselor, and counselor trainer. Tobiah has tons of experience and ideas about exploring nature, camping, music, and art- his campfire songs are quite a spectacle! Tobiah is also a teacher, and he has taught learners of all levels from kindergarten to adults. He works for Alberta Health Services creating online learning. Fun facts: Hawkeye plays the guitar and banjo, and even makes his own cigar box guitars! He is an avid geocacher. Tobiah loves to search for travel bugs and log caches while travelling with his boys. They have even planted a couple geocaches of their own around Lethbridge.
Scouter Stacey (Sunshine)
Stacey is Group Committee Secretary and also a Beavers Scouter. Stacey is a mom to three little boys who keep her hoppin’! She works as an instructional designer and has created all kinds of training for schools and businesses. She loves to camp and travel, cook, and go on adventures! Fun facts: Stacey has visited 20 different countries and has come face to face with sharks while scuba diving. Stacey met Tobiah in Korea where they taught kindergarten together in the same school!