Welcome to Beavers

Beavers meet on Wednesday evenings from 17.15hrs to 18.15hrs at The Scout & Guide Headquarters, The Croft, Bures, Suffolk CO8 5JD


We offer a wide and varied range of activities that provide a balanced programme, allowing each member to work towards challenge and activity badges. These badges are part of the National Beaver Programme aimed at encouraging development and providing new challenges.

Activities are both indoor and outdoors, they include individual tasks as well as team games. They range from arts & crafts and educational items to treasure hunts, sports and District and County Beaver events.


New Beavers will be invested in four-six weeks once they have a Beaver top and have learnt their Beaver Promise and Law. Investiture will take place at the end of the meeting – family members are welcome to attend.


This can be bought from Scout Shops on line at www.scouts.org.uk; or
The School Wear Shop, 5 Goal Lane, Sudbury. Telephone: (01787) 881500.

Beaver tops should be worn every meeting, once invested, unless otherwise stated.

We will supply a scarf (old gold), woggle and badges at investiture.


Subscriptions are payable to 1st Bures Beavers. They are currently £36.00 per term per Beaver. Subscription money pays for membership fee to Gilwell Park (Association Headquarters), badges, scarves, stationery, postage, Leaders travelling expenses and maintenance of SHQ building/grounds, general repairs and evening activity costs.

It does not include: District events

Our meeting place:

The Scout & Guide Headquarters, The Croft, Bures, Suffolk CO8 5JD
Access to Scout and Guide Headquarters to Beaver meetings by car is from the Sudbury Road entrance (B1508) just passed the cottages (Croft End). You must only access this entrance and exit via The Croft ensuring a One-Way System is operational. This helps minimize traffic congestion. The speed limit along The Croft is 10mph. At no time should you exit via the Sudbury Road, as it is on a dangerous corner.

How to join the Group: We currently have a waiting list – please contact us if you would like to add your child’s name. The age range is from 6 years to 8 years old.

Please contact: Dan Wood (BSL)
Mobile: 07815 907565
Email: beavers@1stburesscouts.org.uk

Position of Badges & Awards on Beaver Uniform


Apply to join Beavers

  • All we need are a few details and we will contact you as soon as a space becomes available or to add you to our waiting list.


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The Beavers Calendar & Events

Supporters & Leaders Meeting @ The Scout & Guide Headquarters
Feb 1 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Agenda will be email before this meeting

Jumble Sale @ Community Centre
Mar 17 all-day

We are collecting Jumble/Bric-a-Brac at the start of February 2018.

See leaflet drop in February for contacts

We will also be selling Books, Clothes & Bric-a-Brac.

Refreshments will be available on the day

Jumble starts at 2pm. Finishes at 4pm

St George’s Day Parade & Service @ Holy Trinity Church
Apr 22 all-day
AGM & Awards Evening @ The Scout & Guide Headquarters
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The first part of the evening will be a short AGM followed by Awards presentation for all Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Leaders.

There will also be a BBQ at the end of the evening.

Beavers Galleries

Latest Beavers News

Cubs with their New Dagger Kayaks

Cubs with their new Dagger Kayaks. The Scout Group was awarded the sum of £714 from Braintree District Council - Councillors Community Grants towards two Dagger Kayaks and Paddles. Many thanks from the Cub Pack. Their first trip out on the River Stour with Scout...

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Liz Moulton gains her Wood Badge

Liz being presented with her Wood Badge Certificate On Monday 14th November - Graham  Smith (District Commissioner) for Sudbury District presented Liz Moulton (Assistant Scout Leader) her Wood Badge. Liz has taken three years to complete her training as a Leader. She...

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Camp Site work afternoon

Many thanks for the three Leaders & Scouts and one parent for helping out on Saturday 5th November down at the camp site area - clearing up fallen leaves. We could have done with a lot more help and time taken would have been less for everyone involved. We also made a...

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