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Welcoming Beavers and moving on

Welcoming new Beavers and preparing to say goodbye to the older ones are both really important times for Scouts, so we’ve got advice and activities to help.

Advice for leaders


Joining and moving on online

Share your online ceremony examples with us

Marking these occasions while online can be tricky. We would love to hear how you've been doing this so we can share it across the nations. If you've found a great way to do this please let us know below.

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Supporting activities

Welcoming new faces? Investing new Beavers into your Colony? Preparing to say goodbye? We’ve got an activity for that. You can find even more activities using our activity finder.

For support adapting activities during COVID-19 check out our guidance on adapting activities to work online and at home.

New Beavers can work towards their Membership Award by going to meetings, getting to know other Beavers, and learning about their Colony.

Beavers membership award >

By moving on to Cubs and going to some meetings, Beavers can earn one last badge: the Beavers Moving On Award. This can help support those who are getting ready to say goodbye to their Colony.

Beavers moving on award >

Investing a Beaver

Welcoming a new Beaver to the Colony (and the worldwide Scout family) is an exciting time, especially for the person making their Promise.

Ages: 6 to 8 | Takes: 15 minutes

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Moving on from Beavers to Cubs

A moving on (or swimming up) ceremony is an exciting chance to celebrate moving from a Beaver Colony to a Cub Pack.

Ages: 6 to 8 | Takes: 10 minutes

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Packing up

Take the lead before you leave by teaching everyone a new game (or an old favourite).

Ages: 6 to 8 | Takes: 50 minutes

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New tricks

You’ve learned a lot so far, so it’s time to pass it on and help others learn a skill.

Ages: 6 to 8 | Takes: 10 minutes

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Best paw forward

Use your curious words to find out what it’s like to move up to Cubs.

Ages: 6 to 8 | Takes: 10 minutes

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