Beaver Leaders


All our Beaver leaders are volunteers who are dedicated to seeing young children develop social and life skills, independence and a love for the outdoors. The group is led by Hawkeye.

Leader Profile

Name: Carolyn Newbery

Leader Name: Hawkeye

Role: Beaver Scout Leader 18th Maidenhead & District Beaver Scout Leader - Maidenhead

Leader Experience: Joined 18th Maidenhead in September 1992, as Beaver Scout Leader. Highest Scouting Award - Silver Acorn

I have at various times held Group Scout Leader - Acting and District coordinator roles, when Group has not had a Group Scout Leader and District no Assistant District Commissioner for Beavers.

What I like most about scouting: Apart from all the wonderful people I have met also enjoy seeing Beaver Scouts grow into valued members of their community.  Since introduction of Young Leader Scheme 4 of my Beaver Scouts have gone on to become Young Leaders with the Group, 2 continued after 18 yrs within the Group for as long as they were able before going to university, the other 2 are about to turn 18 yrs and also have expressed an interest in remaining as part of the Leadership team.


Name: Merri Richards

Leader Name: Rainbow

Role: Assistant Beaver Leader 18th Maidenhead

Leader Experience: I have been in scouting all my life, with my father once the cub leader and then joining the group as a beaver. Although I left after cubs, I came back as a Young Leader a year later and have been with the group since.

What I like most about scouting: what I find I like the most about scouting is the community and that you get the chance to meet new people.

Name: Megan Black

Leader Name: Bubbles

Role: Assistant Beaver Leader for 18th Maidenhead

Leader Experience: I first went to beavers on the ‘bring a friend to beavers day’, I joined as soon as I could, and I have been involved with the 18th ever since. I left 18th Maidenhead after cubs and moved to 21st maidenhead scouts (as we did not have a scout or explorers’ group at the time), however I continued to attend the 18th by becoming their young leader straight away and since then I have remained in the leadership team.

What I like most about scouting: One of the best things about scouting is the fact that you can have great fun doing cool activities, make friends and meet new people all while helping the children develop into truly amazing individuals. The difference in confidence between when the children first start as a beaver, to when they leave and become a cub, is something I’m proud to say ive been a part of

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The 18th Maidenhead Beavers group has been running for over 30 years and runs on Monday evenings at 6.00 - 7.00pm. For more information on how to join us, please go to our Contacts page.



The Beaver Group is still active during the current lockdown. We are utilising online resources to keep our Beavers engaged with scouting. Please contact our Beaver leaders for more details  by clicking the button below

Winter Term Program


Parents can see details of this terms activity program on Online Scout Manager (OSM) - click link below (you will need your login details)

Would you like a chance to win money whilst supporting the 18th Maidenhead Scout Group - click on the link below for more information!