The programme offers a variety and range of skills and interests. Scouts are given opportunities to:
Beaver and Cub Scouts understand helping others, though it is usually something they do at home. Incorporating this method into your programme will make them realise that there are many ways to help other people.
Go on visits
This allows Beaver and Cub Scouts to expand their horizon by doing something different, either during the weekly meeting or at a weekend.
Games are always a useful way to explore Programme Zones, and many can be adapted to suit a theme, zone or activity.
This covers anything from simple drawing to making large items, and includes cooking and using technology in different ways.
Meet new people
Beaver and Cub Scouts can broaden their minds by meeting new people and finding out about what they do in their community and how they live.
Act, sing and make music
This method is good for using a Beaver and Cub Scout's imagination, and it can also provide opportunities for group work.
Listen to stories
Storytelling is a wonderful way of communicating to children and sharing experiences. It also helps develop listening skills and encourages creative imagination.
Many leaders think their Beaver and Cub Scouts chat too much! Used correctly though, it can help them to reinforce the experiences that Scouting provides.
Beavers have vivid imaginations, and themes are a powerful way to capture their interest and make the programme attractive and enjoyable.
The great outdoors is a core part of the programme for all Scout sections. Taking part in activities and games outdoors encourages Beaver and Cub Scouts to appreciate the wonders of the natural world and let off steam.