Sections

The scouting movement is divided into four sections by age.

Beavers

The Beaver Colony is the first and youngest section of the Scout Group.

Beavers with face paint. First of the four sections of scouting.
Beavers in their natural state

Beaver Scouts are young people aged between 6 and 8 years old.  There is flexibility in the age range:  young people can join from age 5¾, and can move to Cubs between age 7½ and 8½.  Read more.

Cubs

Cubs at play, usually messy! Second of the four sections of scouting.
Cubs - what is soap?

The Cub Pack is the second section of the Scout Group following on from Beavers.  Cub Scouts are young people aged between 8 and 10 ½. Read more

Scouts

Scouts map reading. Third of the four sections of scouting.
Scouts work it out with a...map

The Scout Troop is for young people aged between 10½ and 14 years. There is flexibility in the age range: young people can join from age 10, and can move to Explorers between age 13½ and 14½. Read more.

Explorers

Bear Grylls - Scouting. Explorers is the fourth of the sections of scouting.
a real explorer!

Explorer Units are the fourth Section of the Scouting family after Beavers, Cubs and Scouts. Explorer Scouts are young people aged between 14 and 18 years old. Read more.