Beaver Challenge Awards

Chief Scout’s Bronze Award

This is what you need to do to earn your award.

  1. Complete all the challenge awards. They are:
    • My World Challenge Award
    • My Skills Challenge Award
    • My Outdoors Challenge Award
    • My Adventure Challenge Award
    • Teamwork Challenge Award
    • Personal Challenge Award
  2. Do any four activity badges or staged activity badges.

My Adventure Challenge Award

How to earn your award

  1. Try two adventurous activities. You could try:
    • archery
    • bouldering
    • zip-wire or aerial runway
    • climbing
    • crate stacking
    • grass sledging
    • swimming
    • hiking
    • pedal go-karts.
  2. Take part in six other outside activities. You could try:
    • following a trail
    • building a den
    • having a go on an obstacle course
    • roasting marshmallows on a fire or BBQ
    • climbing a tree
    • building a sandcastle or sand sculpture
  3. Go on a ramble or nature walk with a purpose.
  4. Learn the Green Cross Code and show that you can cross a road safely.

My Outdoors Challenge Award

How to earn your award

  1. Go on a sleepover or a camp with other Beavers, and do at least two of these:
    • help put up a tent
    • collect wood and help to build a fire
    • cook something on a fire
    • sing songs around a fire
    • wash up after dinner
    • set up your bed and sleeping bag
    • play a wide game
  2. Learn how to tie three simple knots.
  3. Show that you:
    • know what to do if someone has an accident
    • know why it is important to tell an adult when an accident happens
    • can do simple first aid for someone who has a cut or bruise
  4. Take part in an activity using natural things like leaves, bark, twigs, sand or rocks.
  5. Point out and name five different types of animal, insect, bird or fish that you might find near where you live. Find out about the food they eat and the places they might live.
  6. Make something to help animals in the wild. It could be a bird box or a bug hotel.

My Skills Challenge Award

How to earn your award

1. Show a new Beaver how to play a game you know and like.

2. Take part in three activities on how to keep your body fit and healthy:

  • looking after your teeth
  • foods that are good and bad to eat
  • exercise or you could also do something else which you agree with your leader.

3. Do two creative activities. You could

  • act or mime
  • play a musical instrument
  • make a model from salt dough
  • make up a dance
  • paint a picture
  • make a card

4. Learn a new song and sing it.
5. Learn and use at least three of these skills:

  • learn your own address and phone number
  • tie your shoelaces
  • decorate some cakes or biscuits
  • set an alarm clock to get up at the right time in the morning
  • fold or roll your scarf
  • make your bed
  • keep your bedroom tidy
  • light a candle

Or you could do something similar which you agree with your leader.

6. Invent a machine and show other Beavers how it works.
7. With a team, complete at least two problem- solving missions set by your leader.
8. Go somewhere new. Then find out five facts about something new.

You must be supervised by an adult when learning and using some of these skills. Make sure that you follow the safety rules, especially for skills like preparing food or lighting a candle.


My World Challenge Award

How to earn your award

  1. Meet someone who serves the community. It could be a police officer, lifeboat crew, a coastguard, fire fighter, youth worker or nurse.
  2. Work with people or an organisation from a community. Take the chance to find an issue that your Colony could help with. It should be something that helps people and also helps you grow as a person. Plan and carry out the project with your Colony and others in the community. Then share what you learned from the activity with other people. Talk about how it helped other people and what you will do with the skills and experiences you have gained.
  3. Take part in three activities that reflect England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, or your part of the UK. They could be:
    • dance and music
    • craft
    • festivals
    • sports and activities.
  4. Find out about and take part in an act of worship, reflection or celebration.
  5. Do your best and show you have kept your Beaver Promise. Share or talk about what you have done with your Colony or a Leader.
  6. Do at least three of these things:
    • junk modelling
    • pond dipping
    • mini-beast hunting
    • growing something from seeds
    • leaf printing
    • something similar agreed with your leader
  7. Take part in activities from another country. You could learn the Promise in another language or make a dish from another country or culture.

Personal Challenge Award

How to earn your award

To earn this award, you need to complete two personal challenges that you agree with your Leader. You should choose one of the challenges and your leader will choose the other.


Teamwork Challenge Award

How to earn your award

  1. Take part in at least four different team games.
  2. Work with other Beaver Scouts to make something or complete a challenge or activity together.
  3. Show your leader that you are a helpful team member.
  4. Take part in at least two Log Chews.
  5. Be a leader in an activity or captain of a team.
  6. Show that you are a good friend.