Scouts Canada introduced the Beaver Programme in 1974 for children age 5 to 7 years old.
The 11th Toronto Beaver was formed in 1993. It is one of the 5 Sections of the 11th Toronto Group (formed in 1990) catering for the Chinese Community.
The 11th Toronto Group supports the Scouting Mission—to contribute to the education of young people, through a value system based on the Scout Promise and Law, to help build a better world where people are self-fulfilled as individuals and play a constructive role in society. On top of this, we also highly appreciate our Chinese Culture.
Our activities aim at achieving the spirit of the Scouts Canada’s Mission; with the integration of Chinese Culture. We apply the principle of “Learning through Playing” to help Beavers learn. Activities such as Indoor Sleepovers, Visiting, Outdoor Activities, and Tree Planting, provide Beavers opportunities to get in touch with the nature and their community. Indoor sleepover provides them with extra interactions with similar age kids to learn to be independent and to help build their self-confidence.
“Discipline” environment is what many parents want us to provide. We achieve this expectation and beyond through our activities. Attending meetings in full tidy uniform, arriving at meetings on time, having Beavers to carry their own craft equipments, following rules when playing games, are just some of the many ways.
The 11th Toronto Beaver Colony provides a climate that helps children:
I promise to love God and help take care of the world.
A Beaver has fun, works hard and helps family and friends.
Sharing, Sharing, Sharing.