Beavers

6-8 yrs

Serving the Community for Over 30 Years

Welcome to Huntstown Beaver Scouts! Our group is dedicated to providing a fun and engaging experience for young adventurers aged 6 to 8. We meet once a week during school terms for exciting team games and to learn Scouting skills like hiking, camping, knots, first aid, and more. Join us for outdoor adventures, treasure hunts, and camps. National events for Beavers include JamÓige and the National Beaver Challenge, and we also participate in events organized by the Scout County and Scout Province.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our meetings take place on Mondays from 6:45pm to 8:15pm during school term time. It’s important for parents to ensure that Beavers arrive on time and are collected promptly. In the event that you may be late in collecting your child, please notify the scouters. Occasionally, we may need to adjust the meeting times to align with our program activities. Any changes will be communicated through our WhatsApp group. All Beavers should be dropped off and picked up from the foyer of Huntstown Community Centre, unless otherwise specified. We kindly request that parents remain with their child until the required ratio of leaders is available, as we may have to cancel sessions if we don’t have enough leaders present.

To cover the cost of our activities, subs from September to Christmas 2023 are €60. Subs from January through to June will be €110. New members are also required to pay Scouting Ireland Insurance of €65 during the November Annual General Meeting (AGM). Subs and insurance should be paid by Revolut to the section treasurer.  Discounts apply if you have more than one child in the group (at any age).

As Beaver Scouts, it’s important for all of us to proudly wear our uniform. The following items are required and can be purchased online at The Scout Shop:
  • Navy Beaver Scout Trousers
  • Blue Beaver Scout Jumper
  • Black Shoes
  • Red Polo shirt
  • 179th Huntstown Neckerchief – Red with black border
  • Black Leather Woggle
If you’d like to ensure the proper fit, you can visit the OAS store in Bray to try on the uniform before making an online purchase.

We usually run an activity every month.  The activities range from Camps to Cinema trips to Bowling to Hikes and much more.  When you join, you will get access to our activity calendar in the Members Area.

Details of our Camps will be updated in our Events Calendar in the Members Area.

Gear Lists for what to bring on Camps will be updated here

Throughout their time in Beavers, they will progressively complete Adventure Skills, which they will receive badges for.  Badges should be sewn on to their jumpers.

We use WhatsApp for general communications to parents.

For details on our Events, please log in to the Members Area to view the calendar.

All of our Scouters are volunteers. They usually start out as parents, and some are still here as grandparents.  It’s an hour and a half a week, and you will be given full training from Scouting Ireland.

All Scouters are regularly Garda vetted and attend Child Safety training.  These are legal requirements.