The philosophy underpinning the programme is that every Beaver Scout should participate in a Balanced Programme over a period of time.
The emphasis has shifted from a badge and award driven culture to one that ensures that all young people experience a quality programme covering a wide range of subjects.
To help, the Balanced Programme is divided into a number of Programme Zones, methods and underlying ways of working.
Programme Zones split the whole programme into manageable areas. Each Zone represents a different development area in a young person's life. There are six Programme Zones in Beaver Scouting. They are:
Methods of Delivery
These Zones are delivered using 12 methods, which give the programme variety and range. Sometimes one method will be more suitable than another. On occasions you may use a number of methods within the same activity. So you should give your Beaver Scouts opportunities to:
At 8th Ashford our aim is to give your son or daughter opportunities to: