Beavers are the youngest members of the Group. Children can join the Colony from the age of 5, meetings are on Tuesday evenings from 5.30-6.30pm. The Colony takes boys and girls and the children work for a variety of badges, culminating in the top award, the Dam Builder. Recent outings have included visits to the local police and fire station, a trip on the La'al Ratty railway, Beamish Museum, with a trip to a mine and steam railway planned for summer 2016. Pond dipping and bug hunts always appear on the summer programme, when the Beavers are out and about as much as possible.. The Beavers have a themed sleepover each July and attend a special Area day, for Beavers from across the north.