The mission for Beavers is to help them develop their
full physical, intellectual, social, and spiritual
potential as individuals through the application of our Principles and Practices. As in all scouting
Beavers have their own Law, Promise, and Motto. These must be learnt before investiture.
A Beaver has fun, works hard and helps his family and
I promise to love God and to help take care of the world.
Sharing, Sharing, Sharing
In Beavering sharing is the major focus upon which all abilities are based. Scouts Canada believes that the best way to teach young children and give them a chance to begin growing towards fully responsible adulthood is to provide a program in which they can try and experience encouragement and caring in an atmosphere of cooperation and non-competiveness.
This type of programming builds self-confidence and feelings of self worth. Through it, Beavers develop a sense of respect and caring for others because they don't have to meet the added pressure of competition. They don't need to win status and advancement through badge schemes and similar incentives. They don't have to strive to meet specific goals. Competition and advancement schemes are more appropriately introduced in older sections as children grow older and build a strong base of confidence, self-worth and experience.
|to TRY than to achieve|
|to EXPERIENCE than to win|
|to SHARE than to keep|
|to LEARN to WORK
and PLAY with each other
rather than to pit themselves against each other