All Colony Meetings should have an emphasis on having fun while encouraging Beaver Scouts to feel good about themselves, their friends and family, God and nature. The idea of a balanced program is to try to ensure that the children learn basic social skills and gain self confidence.
At the 9th Barking & Dagenham Beaver Scout Colony our program consists of a variety of games, crafts, storytelling, playacting, discovery and the outdoors. The activities that are planned for each week incorporate teamwork and self recognition. That is to say that each child is treated as an individual, displaying personal characteristics and skills whilst developing many group skills.