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The Beaver Scouts are the youngest section in 1st Harwell (St. Matthew’s) Scout Group. It is for young people aged between 6 and 8. A group of beavers is called a colony. We have two colonies, ‘Ridgeway’ and ‘Driftway’. They both meet on a Tuesday evening.

For more information about meeting times and location, please fill in the form on our Join Us page.


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Four leaders and a group of young leaders plan a weekly programme which includes a variety of activities including cooking, camp craft, pioneering, climbing, African drumming, night hikes, team games, cinema, sleepovers and much more! During the year we also take part in Group, District and County events which in the past have included Space Camp, Torch Trails, St George’s day events, Harwell Feast Floats and Group Summer Camp to Ferny Crofts in the New Forest and the Peak District.

During the Spring term 2015 the Beavers will have the opportunity to be complete their Imagination, Space, Cycle, Disability and Air Activities badges as well as take part in a night away at Youlbury Scout Centre.

If you are interested in finding out more please email If you have a child who would like to join or would like to be added to our waiting list please complete the form on our Join Us page.