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Our Beavers meet every Thursday during term time between 18:00 and 19:10 in the church hall at St James the Great, Galloway Lane.

Please note that, due to continued growth, our Beaver Colony is currently full. We have a waiting list in operation for new places. If you would like your child to be added to this, please email


“The best thing we did was swim in the rain. I wasn’t even sure we were allowed to, but it was brilliant!   I mean we were wet anyway, so I guess it didn’t matter too much about the weather.”

Beavers, or more correctly Beaver Scouts, are the youngest group of the Scouting family aged from five years and nine months to eight years. Their activities are based around being creative, crafty things, learning about camping, playing games, getting out and about and finding out about nature, learning how to be a good scout, and especially how to be a good friend.

Beavers are easily recognised by the turquoise jumpers as seen in the image. these have the logo on the bottom right hand side of the jumper, polo shirts are available for summertime.

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Beavers will get the opportunity to work towards badges, the highest badge being the Bronze Scout Award, which incorporates a number of challenges for the Beavers. This award is carried through their scouting time and onto Cubs and Scouts.

At 1st Woodhall, the Beaver leaders are Badget and Hedgehog, sometimes assisted by parents (thank you!). Being based on Galloway Lane, we are easy to get to from West Leeds and East Bradford, including Pudsey, Thornbury, Farsley, Calverley, Rodley and Bramley. If you are interested in your child becoming a Beaver, contact us.

The cost of attending Beavers is £2 per week (the first 4 weeks are free). Unfortunately, we have to ask for subs for any missed weeks. This is because the District, County and National teams charge 1st Woodhall fees on a per member basis, and we do have to make sure the group can cover these costs.

Beavers will need a uniform before they can be invested into the colony. Uniforms can be purchased from West Leeds Scout Shop. Currently, we only ask that Beavers have a uniform sweatshirt and necker (our necker is black with a white border).

Beavers Promises

When a new Beaver is ready to be invested,  they will make one of the following promises. The promise should be the one that means the most to the Beaver, and should be chosen by them in cooperation with their parents. Leaders will be pleased to advise if required:

I promise to do my best to be kind and helpful and to love God.


I promise to do my best to be kind and helpful and to love our world.


I promise to do my best to be kind and helpful and to love Allah.


I promise to do my best to be kind and helpful and to love my Dharma.

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