Under the program revitalization effort of the Canadian Path, this article is no longer be applicable to the current program.
It remains here for reference purposes only.
For information on items replacing this topic, see Trackers.
The Keeo is part of the leadership team that is the liaison between Cub Scouts and Beaver Scouts. He/she is an older Cub Scout that attends planning sessions, and participates in colony meetings. If the Beaver leaders agree they can help with games and show Cub Scout skills.
In the story Friends of the Forest, Keeo is the biggest beaver in the pond. One day during a storm, he is struck by a bolt of lightning which turns him into a silver beaver. He finds he is able to talk in human language and the other beavers decide it is up to Keeo to talk to their human friends on behalf of all beavers.
In the colony, Keeo wears his Cub Scout uniform with a silver scarf that has on its back the Keeo crest, the symbol of his connection with the beaver program.
The Keeo Book
Available from the Scout Shop, as well as a digital download from Scouts Canada and on this wiki for your reference, The Keeo Book provides a good overview of the Beaver Scouts program and the roles of the Keeo.
The role of the Keeo is also explained on page 18-6 of The Cub Leader's Handbook.
(Taken from the BP&P):
4008.2 – Requirements for Section Leadership:
(iv) Activity Leaders (AL) and Scouters-in-Training (SIT) (See Section 4008.4; 4008.5):
Activity leaders and Scouters-in-Training (SIT) are to be encouraged to work with, and be part of the Beaver, Cub and Scout leadership teams. In addition, one or more Wolf Cubs known as Keeo serve as a link between the Beaver and Wolf Cub Sections and to strengthen communications between Beavers and the adult leadership team. Keeo is also a member of the leadership team. In addition, one or more Scouts known as Kim serve as a link between the Wolf Cub and Scout Sections, and to strengthen communications between Cubs and the leadership team. More than one Scout may fill this position at the same time. Kim is also a member of the leadership team.