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: Please contact us for joining enquiries, from time to time we have a joining list if you would like to add your child’s name to the list please contact us. The age range is from 6 years to 8 years old.

Please contact: Tony Waring (GSL)
Mobile: 07976305852
Email: 1stburesscoutgroup@gmail.com

Position of Badges & Awards on Beaver Uniform


Apply to join Beavers

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The Beavers Calendar & Events

Leaders and Supporters Meeting @ The Scout & Guide Headquarters
Sep 26 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

All welcome. Discussing the Jumble Sale, group finances, Leader training, future projects.

Remembrance Day Parade & Service @ Bures School
Nov 11 @ 9:45 am – 11:45 am

Cubs, Beavers, Leaders and Parents to attend Service at Primary School for Remembrance Day Service.

Full Uniform, poppy and coat needed

Afterwards meet outside Post Office (approx. 11.20am) to parade with Scouts to War Memorial.

Finish at 11.45am outside War Memorial

Bures Street Fayre @ Bures Common
Dec 1 @ 4:00 pm

Bures Scout Group will be raffling off four hampers. Each section will provide items for their chosen hampers: Beavers, Cubs, Scouts & Explorers. The money raised will go to our Million Hands CharitySEESAW.

Leaders and Supporters Meeting @ The Scout & Guide Headquarters
Jan 31 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

All welcome. Census, Gift Aid, finances, Jumble Sale

Scout Supporters Group Jumble Sale @ Community Centre
Mar 23 all-day

All parents of the Scout Group and members of Beavers, Cubs and Scouts to help sort out Jumble/Bric-a-Brac in the morning from 10am-12 noon.

Serve customers from 2pm-4pm.

Full Uniform needed.

Parents to help serve customers as well and help with clearing up.

All done by 5pm

All proceeds to Group Funds

Bures Scout Group Camp @ The Croft Camp Site
Jun 21 – Jun 23 all-day

Open to ALL Beavers, Cubs and Scouts

Arrive on Friday evening and set up tents and game

Camping, Activities & Camp Fire (Saturday)

Activities to be announced next year

Open Air Church Service (Sunday)

Finish at mid-day on Sunday

Beavers Galleries

Latest Beavers News

BMF Awards Evening – September 2018

Thank you Bures Music Festival for funding a new outdoor Patrol Dining Shelter for the 1st Bures Scout Group. At The Eight Bells Public House presentation evening on Thursday 13th September -, lots of charities benefitted from the monies raised from the Festival,...

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Jumble Sale result

Well done to Scouts, Cubs, Brownies, Parents and Supporters who helped with the Jumble Sale last Saturday. Message from our Group Treasurer Our nett proceeds from the Jumble Sale was a mightily impressive £739.01 - a fantastic result for which everyone's efforts was...

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Scout Group Jumble Sale

Thank you so much for all your support at the Jumble Sale on Saturday 17th March. Despite the weather it was a busy day with lots of customers and so many helpers! Thank you to all our loyal team who collected, sorted and sold the goodies yesterday; children, parents,...

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Scout Night Hike & Camp

On Saturday 24th February, we travelled over to Boxford in our Mini Bus to start our Night Hike by the Church. We walked via Hagmore Green, Assington Church & Woods, Tiger Hill Woods, Lower Meadows to our Headquarters. We stopped for Bacon Rolls in Assington Woods to...

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