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8th Wyre Forest (St. John's) Beaver Scout Colony

Wyre Forest District Scouts, Hereford & Worcester

Beavers are usually aged between six and eight years old, though they can be as young as five and three quarters.

They usually meet weekly to take part in a wide range of activities including games, crafts, singing, visits and good turns, along with plenty of outdoor activities.

They will also have the opportunity to take part in the fun and excitement of camps and sleepovers. It may be the first time they spend a night away from home so it’s a real adventure for them.


Earlier entry is at the Beaver Scout Leader's discretion (for example, to allow someone a little bit younger to join at the same time as their friends).


A group of Beavers is called a Colony, and each Colony can be split up into smaller groups called Lodges.

Beavers have a Promise and Motto, but there is not a Beaver Scout Law. The concepts of the Scout Law should be presented to Beavers through games, storytelling and other informal devices.

Where are we?

The Beavers meet at:

Habberley Road
Habberley Playing Fields
DY11 6FA
Meeting Times
Fridays - 18:15 to 19:30

Due to our active programme, we often meet outside of these times as well.

News & Blogs

New Platinum badges available
25/04/2022 By Dawn Saunders

Our new Quees Platinum badges to be distributed this week to all members.

Please wear with pride on the left breast of uniforms / tunics




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Pointing Beaver


Beryl Moss, Scouts volunteer

Volunteers make a huge difference to young people's lives – giving them skills for life, while learning a whole lot about themselves along the way.

Here’s what Beryl Moss, who’s been volunteering with Scouts for 40 years, has to say.

I’d completed Brownies, Guides and Rangers in Suffolk, then I went on to complete all my Guider Training and ran my own Guide Company.

What skills have you learned and passed onto others?

I’ve learned how to be independent but at the same time, worked in groups with people of all ages. I’ve also learned a lot of practical and paperwork skills from doing my training.

How's volunteering at Scouts helped you in your personal life?

I’ve experienced mental health issues, which wasn’t easy, but the support I had from my friends and parents at Scouts helped me. While I struggled to do many things, I always managed to join Scouts activities and run my Cub Pack. My doctor supported me to be in Scouts and I was even able to join our Gang Show on stage. This helped build my confidence, especially since it was far beyond what I thought I could do at the time.

I’ve worked with the Jewish Scout community on Faiths and Beliefs, and I’ve learned new and different things about my religion. I’ve passed on my knowledge of religion through activities like crafts, and I’ve formed excellent bonds from this experience. I’m still in touch with my friends online from around the world, and I like spreading joy to others, especially if someone’s having a difficult day miles away.

Truly, no. You can’t expect to have something if you don’t give back to others, so follow the Scouts training journey, put yourself forward, and have a blast volunteering! You’re always welcome to give as much or as little of your time, and I never have time to be bored.

Why is volunteering #GoodForYou? Share your story



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Beaver Running


We have had this update from Scouts UK on uniform prices:


An update on uniform pricing from 1 April 2022. Unfortunately, due to instability in the global supply of goods, like other organisations, Scout Store have been impacted by the increased costs of production. To make sure that they can maintain uniform of the highest quality, they’re having to increase the price of some uniform lines.


This equates to a 50p increase on Beavers and Cubs sweatshirts and polos. There will be no increase on Scouts, Explorers, Network and Leader shirts/polos and the cost of Squirrels uniform will not be changing, as they’ve already been purchased in bulk.


While they appreciate this is difficult news, especially with many other post-pandemic price rises, Scout Store have worked extremely hard with their supplier to make sure that any potential increase was kept as low as possible. 

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New flags and badges
19/01/2022 By Dawn Saunders
Beavers Listening

The Group will be purchasing new Section flags in the next few weeks  in readiness for the upcoming St George's day parade in April.

We are also placing an order for some Queen's Platinum Jubilee badges and they will be offered to all members - adult and YP - as soon as they are received. They will be free. As soon as we get them we will pop a picture on the website for all to see.. We hope to have them buy the end of February 

Ian, GSL

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Blog | Section Camps in 2022
19/01/2022 By Dawn Saunders
Scouts in a Row

All Sections are planning camps for this year.

Beavers will be camping in April at the Hut and also in November with other Beavers in the District at the Safari Park.

Cubs will be camping in Kinver in May

Scouts will camp for a week at the Birmingham Scouts campsite at Blackwell near Bromsgrove in July. Details are already out to parents / guardians

And for the future - in 2023 Scouts and Cubs hope to camp in Rotterdam  and also attend the County Camp at the Three Counties Showground in July

The District also have events in the summer of 2022  for all Sections at Rhydd - the Group will be supporting those. Keep the weekend of 9th July 2022 free for some great events

It's  gonna' be a busy year


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8th Wyre Forest (St. John's) Beaver Scout Colony
Habberley Road, Habberley Playing Fields, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY11 6FA

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