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The Beaver Handbook

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Objectives
Title of Section
Registration
Child Protection and Safeguarding Policies
Insurance
Leadership
Colony Scouters/Officers Titles
Colony Scouter/Officers Badge and Insignia of Rank
Leader Training
General Safety at Meetings and out and about
Meetings
Finance
Membership and Age Range
Training
The Beaver Promise
The Beaver Law
The Beaver Motto
Uniform
Ceremonies
Beaver Badges and Bank Insignia
Beaver Specific Uniform Badges
Co-Operation between Sections
Co-Operation with other Organisations
Church Parades
Programmes
Training Restrictions
Beaver Badges Scheme
The Beaver: A Remarkable Animal
Beavers Love Singing and Music Making

This handbook has been produced to assist Beaver Masters in running their Section efficiently. The theme for the Beaver programme is based on the book 'The Friends of the Forest' that it is advised a copy is obtained for the Colony.

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Objectives

The object of the Beaver Section is to provide a happy friendly section for the younger boy and girl members of the BBS, where they can take part in suitable activities appropriate to their ages and development prior to entering the next Section, the Wolf Cubs.

Beavers was started by overseas scout associations in about 1980 or maybe before, and also adopted by scout associations in the UK at that time or very shortly after. The BBS already had notes concerning the formation of such a section in the pre-junior section and was already catered for under Section 6 of the 'Official Handbook' of 1930s with revisions in July 1983.

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Title of Section

The Section will be known as the Beaver Colony. This will be divided into Lodges comprising six members or thereabouts. The Section will be an integral part of the Scout Group and will be known by the Group Title.

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Registration

A Beaver Colony must form part of a BBS Scout Group, and the Scout Group must register the Beaver Colony under their Scout Group Registration, as for all Sections. The Beaver Scouters/Officers must apply for the appropriate warrant for their rank, the forms for which are available from the Group Scout Master or from the BBS Headquarters. Please note that a Beaver Colony may be permitted to be formed in advance of a full Scout Group being established with the approval of the BBS Headquarters.

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Child Protection and Safeguarding Policies

The Association's policies and procedure for these are obtainable on request from the BBS Headquarters. All warranted Scouters/Officers will need to complete forms relating to these policies and undergo checks to ensure that the Association policies are being fully complied with.

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Insurance

The Scout Group is responsible for their own Public Liability and any Personal Injury insurance that must be in line with the BBS Headquarters' requirements in order to qualify for registration of the Association.

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Leadership

The ranks for leaders follow similar to those in the other Sections of the Scout Group and are all warranted posts, in order of rank is the 'Beaver Master' (BM) or 'Lady Beaver Master' (BM), then the assistants referred to as 'Assistant Beaver Master' (ABM) or 'Lady Assistant Beaver Master' (ABM)

There is a non-warranted rank of 'Beaver Instructor' who will be uniformed and may be a Senior Scout, a Rover Scout or other persons suitable for this role who would have undergone the required checks for a Scouter/Officer.

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Colony Scouters/Officers Titles

The titles or names for the Beaver Colony Scouters/Officers are taken from the book 'Friends of the Forest' that the theme of Beavers is taken from. Therefore the name 'AHMEEK' must be used for the Beaver Master. Names for Assistant Beaver Masters and for Instructors and any adult helpers will be left to the discretion of the Section concerned, but the names that can be selected from are ~ 'Keema'; 'Keeo'; 'Grey Beaver'; 'Brown Beaver'; 'Black Beaver'; 'Tictac'; 'Rainbow'; 'Kiggiark' (Eskimo); 'Rusty'; 'Bubbles' Or 'Malak'.

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Colony Scouter/Officers Badge and Insignia of Rank

Beaver Masters and Assistants wear the appropriate enamelled hat badge bearing the Beaver emblem and worn on the front of the leather hat band. The Beaver Master wear the badge with a 'GREEN' background and an Assistant wear the badge with a 'RED' background. Instructors (Auxiliaries) wear the badge with a 'YELLOW' background.

Shoulder knots are worn at the top/shoulder seam of the shirt left arm comprising four strands of 'GREEN' ribbon for the Beaver Master and a similar in 'RED' ribbon. Colony Instructors (Auxiliaries) will wear similar but with 'YELLOW' ribbon. The shoulder knot colourings are the same for all Sections within the Scout Group.

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Leader Training

The training of Beaver Scouter/Officers follows the same course as for all other Sections, consisting of a 'Preliminary Training Course' (PTC) that will probably be carried out over a weekend, or two day sessions or maybe several evening sessions. At the end of the course a Certificate will be issued and a two-stranded Turk's Head Woggle will be presented.

After completing the PTC comes the 'Part 1 Correspondence Element' consisting of three Studies, each Study consisting of questions to which you, as the Candidates, will have to find the answers by either reading or in discussion groups with others. Each Study will be checked by a Reader appointed for that purpose and then the next Study can be undertaken. On completion of the Correspondence Element a further Certificate will be issued.

Following this will be the 'Part 2 Practical Residential Course' over a long weekend or several short weekends, in which the practical skills of Scouting will be presented. A further Certificate will be issued on Completion of 'Part 2'.

'Part 3 Probationary Period', a probationary period usually of around three months will then take place, after which a report will be submitted by the Group Scout Master, on the suitability of the candidate in putting into practice what has been learned during the 'Wood Badge Training'. 

When a recommendation as to the suitability has been received by the Trainers, a further Certificate will be issued, together with the 'Wood Badge' insignia proper and the 'Order of World Scouts' Wood Badge neckerchief.

Whilst the above is not compulsory, it is hoped that all Scouters/Officers will want to become as proficient as possible and will undertake that training. We can all benefit from an exchange of ideas which is inevitably a product of such training.

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General Safety at Meetings and out and about

SAFETY IN THE DEN/HALL Where there are boisterous games it is necessary to remove out of harm's way all things that are likely to cause injury, e.g. tables and chairs, ropes and other equipment not required for that game and especially sharp or pointed objects. Look out for things likely to lead to accidents.

SAFETY ON THE ROAD The 'Green Cross Code' is an essential part of our Scouting programme and all Beavers should be taught this, and always ensure that when you are out with the Beavers you make a point of being seen to abide by the 'Green Cross Code' to the Beavers. If the situation of your meeting hall is one that the Beavers need to leave by crossing a road, then ensure that there is a Scouter/Officer appointed to that role of safely crossing the Beavers. PARENTS should be asked to ensure that they are there on time to deliver and collect their child before and after each meeting, but still ensure that there is at least one Scouter/Officer on any exit door to supervise the arrival and departure of the Beavers at each meeting.

FIRST AID All Colonies should have to immediate hand a comprehensive First Aid Kit. This should contain the normal requirements items for dealing with cuts and scratches, grazes and bruises. In addition a small note book to record any details of injuries sustained and the treatment given and by whom, along with the name of the Beaver, the date and time and finally the location. A current edition of the First Aid Manual issued by the British Red Cross or similar authority must be kept in the First Aid Kit. Any head injury which appears to have concussed the injured person should be dealt with at the nearest hospital.

Wherever possible one of the Scouters/Officers in the Colony should be trained in First Aid and preferably hold a valid STA 'Activity First Aid' and 'Emergency First Aid Ay Work' Certificate, or have attended a First Aid Course offered by the British Red Cross or similar authority to the same level.

On all outings CARRY A FIRST AID KIT.

IF YOU ARE NOT EQUIPPED TO DEAL WITH A SPECIFIC INCIDENT, GET SOMEONE WHO CAN.

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Meetings

Colony meetings should be arranged to suit the younger age group and should normally not be later than early evening. Meeting should not normally last more than two hours, usually one and a half hours should be sufficient and is the recommended length of time for a Colony meeting.

It is advisable that a Colony Council meeting should be held at regular intervals. This is an informal meeting of the Colony Scouters/Officers with any Beaver Instructors working with the Section, to discuss programmes and activities.

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Finance

Membership subscriptions should be levied on the individual Beavers. This should be determined by the Group Scout Master in consultation with the Beaver Master and should be a reasonable amount, bearing in mind local conditions and expenses incurred in running the Beaver Colony as a part of the Scout Group. The monies must be properly accounted for and banked with the Scout Group Treasurer, and the monies expended at the discretion of the Group Scout Master in consultation with the Beaver Master. A float could be issued for the Beaver Master's accountable cash purchases for the Beaver Colony.

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Membership and Age Range

Both Boys and Girls are eligible to join this Section when they have attained the age of 6 years  (although Beaver Colonies may take Beavers at the age of 5 years with the agreement of the Group Scout Master, that should only be granted when there is an oversupply of regularly attending Scouters/Officers available). They transfer to the Wolf Cub Pack when they have achieved the age of 8 years or after 7.5 years if they have passed all their required badges and gained the 'Swimming Up' Badge.

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Training

The Beaver Section is not a training section as such but is a corporate activity base for young children that will assist in the child's personal development and get them use to team working and friendship. The activities can be varied; outings, games, corporate projects, etc. but should not overlap with the activities of the Section above the Wolf Cubs. Each Section to be kept distinct from the other as far as possible, but still offer a degree of challenge appropriate to the age group.

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The Beaver Promise

'I promise to do my best, to obey my Leaders and my parents and to be a good Beaver'.

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The Beaver Law

'A Beaver is always busy and bright and helps other people by doing a good turn every day'.

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The Beaver Motto

'Busy and Bright'.

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Uniform

beaver uniform

All Beavers are to wear the standard form of uniform for the Beaver Section. The Section colour is grey. As members of a Scout Group the Colony wears the same colour and patterned neckerchief of the Scout Group. Smartness of uniform is an important feature with the BBS. for all its Sections and leadership.

Pictures of the uniform and further information may be found on the uniform page

The complete uniform comprises the following :-

Beaver Scouters/Officers wear uniform as for the other Section Scouters/Officers within the Scout Group.

ALL UNIFORM IS TO BE MARKED WITH THE BEAVER'S NAME

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Ceremonies

riverbanks

Details of ceremonies can be found here

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Beaver Badges and Bank Insignia

General Uniform Badges All Sections

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Beaver Specific Uniform Badges

A new recruit is known as a 'Kitten' and if uniformed may wear the general uniform badges described above. On completing the 'Tenderpad' tests and then being Invested the 'Kitten' becomes a 'Beaver' and is welcomed into the Beaver Colony and is presented with the following badge :-

The Beavers have five Proficiency Badges, the tests for these are describe later and comprise the following

Safe Beaver SAFE BEAVER BADGE - This badge is a 'Pale Blue' square shaped badge and should be the first badge undertaken by a Beaver after being Invested. The 'Safe Beaver' badge is worn on the right arm of the jersey just below and parallel to the 'BBS & BGS Arrow' badge with its top level with the top of the 'Order of World Scouts' badge. More Information

Beaver Paw HELPFUL BEAVER BADGE - This badge is a 'Red Paw' diamond shape badge. More Information

Beaver Paw ACTIVE BEAVER BADGE - This badge is a 'Green Paw' diamond shape badge. More Information

Beaver Paw HANDCRAFT BEAVER BADGE - This badge is a 'Yellow Paw' diamond shape badge. More Information

Beaver Paw NATURE BEAVER BADGE - This badge is a 'Blue Paw' diamond shape badge. More Information

The 'Helpful Beaver', the 'Active Beaver', the 'Handcraft Beaver' and the 'Nature Beaver' badges are worn on the right arm of the jersey with the first badge earned set 1cm. below the 'Safe Beaver' badge in a diamond formation with the paw pointing upwards; the second and third badge earned are worn either side of the first badge directly under this with one side touching the first badge; and finally the forth badge earned completes the diamond formation of the four badges by being worn under the other three and connecting two of the above lower diamond sides. See the badge illustrations.

On completing and being awarded all the above five Proficiency Badges, a Beaver is then awarded the top Beaver award :-

Beaver Paw SWIMMING UP BADGE This badge is a 'Grey' background diamond shape badge, depicting a 'Brown' Beaver swimming with 'Pale Blue' water waves. The 'Swimming Up' badge is worn on the right breast of the jersey with the beaver tail point corner of the badge set 1cm. above the 'BBS and BGS Arrow' badge with the badge sewn in a diamond formation. The 'Swimming Up' badge is also worn when the Beaver becomes a Wolf Cub in a similar position on the Wolf Cub jersey until such times as the Wolf Cub 'Leaping Wolf' is gained. More Information

LODGES AND BEAVER RANK BADGES AND INSIGNIA

The Beaver Colony is divided into Lodges as described above comprising approximately 6 Beavers per lodge. The Lodges are known by a colour for example ~ 'Red Lodge'; 'Blue Lodge'; 'Yellow Lodge'; White Lodge', 'Green Lodge',  'Brown Lodge', etc. and are the members of each lodge are identified by their Lodge coloured neckerchief woggle.

Each Lodge will have appointed a 'LODGE LEADER' and a 'LODGE SECONDER', usually the oldest Beavers in the Lodge or the ones who have passed the most tests/achieved the most badges. The role of the 'LODGE LEADER' assisted by the 'LODGE SECONDER' is to ensure the good order of their Lodge, seeing that they are smart for inspections, act as a team in games and other activities. The 'LODGE LEADER' wears two 15mm (1.5cm) white ribbons/tapes around the upper part of the jersey arm midway between the elbow and the shoulder with a gap between the tapes equal approximately to the width of the ribbon. The ribbon/tape is sewn fully around the arm of the jersey, a complete band. The 'LODGE SECONDER' wears the same white ribbon/tape, but only one band of the ribbon/tape on the left arm in the same position as the 'Lodge Leader'.

In addition the Beaver Master may appoint a 'COLONY LEADER' who will wear three white ribbons/tapes as described above. Special responsibilities and duties should be allocated to the 'COLONY LEADER' that encompass the taking part of the efficient running of the Beaver Colony to justify the role.

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Co-Operation Between Sections

The Colony cannot exist in isolation as it is, nor should be, it must be a Section of a Scout Group (unless a new group just forming with Beaver to start). There must be contact and interactions with the Wolf Cub Pack and the Scout Troop on regular occasions, particularly as these are the Sections that the Beaver will finally go to. Knowing other Scouters/Officers and members of other Sections will help the Beaver to understand that he/she is a member of a family in Scouting. The 'Swimming Up' badge will help to forge links between the Beavers and the Wolf Cubs, as well as the 'Swimming Up Ceremony'. Joint activities like hikes; parent and members games; Christmas parties; parades, etc.

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Co-Operation with other Organisations

Joint activities with children of comparable ages in other organisations such as the Rainbows and other associations' Beaver Colonies, or competitions with school teams are to be encouraged. As our aim is the promotion of our Scouting and all it stands for, and to be seen taking a useful role in community activities and society, we must therefore participate in outside activities and fully support these activities; and not permit the membership to be lukewarm in their participation of these joint or share activities, thereby letting the Scout Group down.

Of course contact and co-operation needs to be maintained with your local playgroups, nursery and local infant schools as these are the most likely sources of your future Beavers.

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Church Parades

We are principally a Christian Scout Association as such Church Parades and attendance at one's own Church is an essential element for Scouting, embedded in its Scout Promise and Scout Law. Therefore Beavers must be encouraged to fully participate in all the Scout Group Church Parades, particularly the St. George's Day Church Parade where the Beavers re-affirm their Beaver Promise and Beaver Law. Monthly Church Parades are recommended in order to fulfil the important elements within the Scout Promise and Scout Law with minimum attendance targets set for members. Beavers enjoy Church Parades, the marching, the Hymn singing, the pride in being seen in uniform and carrying their Section flag, thereby reinforcing their part played in the family of Scouting. And of course other youngsters see them and want to join.

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Programmes

The programme of activities should be appropriate to the 6 and 7 year olds and should avoid anything which may be part of the Wolf Cub training Programme. As well as outdoor activities the programme should consist of, amongst other things, games with a purpose to promote character building and self-reliance, a sense of duty to others, fun, sportsmanship and interest in the outdoors. Sample programmes can be obtained from the BBS Headquarters on request.

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Training Restrictions

Where a Beaver Colony is part of a Sea Scout or Air Scout Group, Beavers must receive only Beaver training; and the designation and uniform of the Beavers must be the same as for other Beavers and no form of sea or air training may be given.

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Beaver Badges Scheme

The Beaver Programme is designed to develop and stimulate the Beaver and to give a variety and interest to the Programme. It is progressive throughout the period between 6 years (5 years if applicable) and 8 years of age and should be spread over the full, normal programme in such a way as to slowly progress by completing no more than ONE badge per term, interspersed with other activities, or programme extensions.

The Scheme comprises of a Tenderpad or Investiture (Kitten) Badge or membership badge; the 'Safe Beaver' Badge; FOUR Progress (Footprint) Badges and finally the 'Swimming Up' Badge.

Tenderpad/Investiture Badge

Tenderfoot

Before being invested as a Beaver, the boy or girl must :

  1. Know a little about the beaver, its habits and way of life;
  2. Know the Beaver Promise and Beaver Law :
  3. THE PROMISE :

    'I promise to do my best, to obey my Leaders and my parents and to be a good Beaver'.

    THE BEAVER LAW :

    'A Beaver is always busy and bright and helps other people by doing a good turn every day'.

  4. Know and understand the Beaver Motto (Busy & Bright)
  5. Know the Beaver Salute and what it represents;
  6. ake part and understand the Riverbanks Ceremony for opening and closing meetings;
  7. Know the Beaver Prayer :

'Dear Lord, help me to be a good Beaver,
always busy and bright.
Be with those so dear to me
And help me do things right.  Amen'

Safe Beaver Badge:

Safe Beaver

Before being awarded the 'Safe Beaver Badge', the Beaver must :

  1. Be able to write their name;
  2. Know their name and address;
  3. Know how to cross the road safely;
  4. Safety with strangers;
  5. Basic rules of health and hygiene;
  6. Safety in the home;
  7. The Beaver Motto;
  8. Have completed three months service since being Invested.

Helpful Beaver (Red Paw) Badge:

Safe Beaver

Before being awarded the 'Helpful Beaver (Red Paw) Badge, the Beaver must :

  1. Know about helping others and sharing with others;
  2. Know about keeping themselves clean and caring for clothes;
  3. Know how to be helpful around the home;
  4. Perform a good turn for a neighbour or relative;
  5. Carry out a series of simple observation tests;
  6. Remember a message and pass in to someone else correctly;
  7. Know how to wash up after a meal and clear things away;
  8. Take part in a Colony Good Turn.

Active Beaver (Green Paw) Badge:

Safe Beaver

Before being awarded the 'Active Beaver (Green Paw) Badge, the Beaver must :

  1. Learn about co-ordination skills;
  2. Perform singing and music making;
  3. Know three games and how to play them;
  4. Awareness of children with disabilities;
  5. Display skipping skills;
  6. Participate in a team and solo games;
  7. Display sportsmanship and how to be a good loser;
  8. Take part in an adventurous Colony Activity.

Handcraft Beaver (Yellow Paw) Badge:

Safe Beaver

Before being awarded the 'Handcraft Beaver (Yellow Paw) Badge, the Beaver must :

  1. Draw and colour a scene or event in a story read to them;
  2. Draw a picture of a Beaver's home;
  3. Make a card;
  4. Make a model;
  5. Make a collage;
  6. Collect ten stamps or post marks;
  7. Prepare food and perform simple cooking;
  8. Make two craft objects.

Nature Beaver (Blue Paw) Badge:

Safe Beaver

Before being awarded the 'Nature Beaver (Blue Paw) Badge, the Beaver must :

  1. Display a caring and loving nature;
  2. Be able to name six animals that are kept as pets;
  3. Know how to care for pets;
  4. Find out about a beaver;
  5. Make a collection of pressed flowers or leaves;
  6. Grow a bean in water;
  7. Take part in a Colony Nature Walk.

Swimming up Badge:

Safe Beaver

Before being awarded the 'Swimming Up' Badge, the Beaver must :

  1. Have been Invested;
  2. Gained the 'Safe Beaver' Badge;
  3. Gained the 'Helpful Beaver' Badge;
  4. Gained the 'Active Beaver' Badge;
  5. Gained the 'Handcraft Beaver' Badge;
  6. Gained the 'Nature Beaver' Badge;
  7. Know the Wolf Cub Promise and Wolf Cub Law; 
  8. Have been introduced to Akela, his/her future Sixer and Six;
  9. Visited and taken part in a Wolf Cub Pack meeting or activity.

Now the Beaver can look forward to their 'Swimming Up' Ceremony and joining the Wolf Cub Pack.

The Ki-Ro Badge

Ki-Ro

The Beaver Ki-Ro Badge

NB: Beaver Colony Progress Charts (A3 Display Charts For Wall Hanging) Can Be Obtained From The BBS Headquarters On Request.

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The Beaver: A Remarkable Animal

The Beaver is a member of the rodent family and is a remarkable animal, weighing between 3 and 5 stones (19 to 32 kilos) and being 3 to 4 feet (99 to 122 cms) long. Because it has webbed hind feet the beaver is able to swim as fast as some fish and it can stay under water for a considerable time. Beavers in one form or another have been around for a long time and at least since the Ice Age, some 15,000 years ago. 

Beavers are engineers, skilled in tree-felling, dam construction and construction of canals. They have gnawing teeth and bite through the trunks of trees near to water. These trees then fall into the water and assist the beaver in dam construction. Together with sticks, small logs and mud, these trees hold back ponds up to 800metres (0.5 mile) long and as much as 73metres (80 yards) wide or more. The upstream side of the dam has a covering of mud and stones which trap the debris being carried downstream and helps to make the dam stronger. The pond created behind the dam is essential to the beaver to provide protection and to assist in transporting logs. 

Canals are built by the beavers to transport logs to the ponds and are straight and deep enough for adults to canoe in. The canals are lengthened as the trees are cut back. Dams are built across the canals as locks are built across our canals and rivers, in series, in order to get the water deep enough to float logs in. Burrows are built with underwater entrances in the canal sides to provide beavers with refuges.

Beavers live in lodges which can be quite large. They are made from twigs, logs and mud. A base is built up to water level and at the centre a pile of mud about 60cms (2 feet) is laid and covered with twigs and small logs to about 2 metres (6 feet) in height. The entrance is made upwards from under the water level through the base to the mud. The mud is then removed. The beaver also provides two entrances for safety purposes.

In the lodge the parents and their young (kit) live. The couple will produce three or four kits each Spring. The kits, soon learn to swim and will usually stay with their parents for a period of up to two years, then going out to find a mate and build their own dam. They will only mate with the same beaver and will live to be about 12 to 15 years.  

Beavers, like humans, take a holiday in the Summer and travel long distances, exploring the waterways and countryside around their ponds, spying out the streams and timber. When Autumn comes they prepare for Winter by cutting a large supply of food, storing this underwater for use when the ponds are covered in ice.

Beavers are useful to humans as the dams they build regulate water flow in streams and prevent flooding. After being endangered species they are once again spreading across North America and have now been reintroduced into the waterways of the United Kingdom where they again appear to be prospering.

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Beavers Love Singing and Music Making

It is unlikely that the Beavers will be able to play a musical instrument apart from maybe one or two. The main objective at first is to get the Beavers to take part in Colony music making, commence with learning and singing a few simple songs preferably those with actions, and then working up to more involved singing exercises. Enjoyment and entertainment are the two necessary objectives. Try to teach the traditional Camp Fire songs so that they become familiar with these for when they move up into Section that go camping and hold traditional 'Camp Fires'.

Some ideas for suitable songs are :

As with other parts of the Colony programme the singing and music session should not be long so that the Beavers get bored, but should be long enough for them to enter into the spirit of the things and achieve a good end result.

Here is a selection of songs that you might like to try :

A Beaver for Me to the tune 'A Gordon for Me'

Chorus

A Beaver for me, A Beaver for me,
if you're not a Beaver you're no good to me.
The Wolf Cubs are braw, the big Scouts are aw'
but the bonnie wee Beaver's the pride of them aw'.

Verse

In the ranks of the Scouts we are something quite new,
We're known as Beavers, a jolly fine crew,
We're lively, we're cheerful and we wear a big smile,
And this is the song that we sing all the while.

Chorus

One Finger, One Thumb action song

One finger, one thumb, keep moving,
One finger, one thumb, keep moving,
One finger, one thumb, keep moving,
Let's all be BUSY AND BRIGHT.
(increase one thing each time to final verse)

One finger, one thumb, one arm, one leg, one nod of the head,
Stand up, sit down, keep moving,
We'll all be BUSY AND BRIGHT.

Little Wally Beaver to the tune 'John Brown's Body'

Little Wally Beaver had a fly upon his ear,
Little Wally Beaver had a fly upon his ear,
Little Wally Beaver had a fly upon his ear,
And he flicked it 'til it flew away.
(action song - repeat, leaving out one more thing each time).

I'm A Little Beaver to the tune 'I'm a little Tea Pot'

I'm a little Beaver, short and stout,
Here's my tail and here my snout,
When you pull my tail you'll hear me shout,
I'm A Beaver, Cut That Out.

I Hear Thunder to the same tune

I hear thunder, I hear thunder,
Hark, don't you? Hark don't you?
Pitter, patter, raindrops; pitter, patter raindrops,
I'm wet through, so are you.
(can be sung as a round).

Ten Brown Beavers to the tune 'Ten Green Bottles'

Ten brown beavers building up a dam,
Ten brown beavers building up a dam,
And if one brown beaver fell off the dam and swam,
There'd be nine brown beavers building up a dam.
(etc. down to one brown beaver building up a dam).

Goodnight Beavers to the tune 'Goodnight Ladies'

Goodnight Beavers,
Goodnight Beavers,
Goodnight Beavers,
We've got to leave you now.
Happily we swim away, swim away, swim away,
Happily we swim away, down to Beaver pond.

Kum By Yah

Chorus Kum by yah, my Lord, kum by yah,
Kum by yah, my Lord, kum by yah,
Kum by yah, my Lord, kum by yah,
O Lord, kum ba yah.

Someone's singing, Lord, kum ba yah,
Someone's singing, Lord, kum ba yah,
Someone's singing, Lord, kum ba yah,
O Lord, kum ba yah.

Chorus

Someone's crying, Lord, kum ba yah,
Someone's crying, Lord, kum ba yah,
Someone's crying, Lord, kum ba yah,
O Lord, kum ba yah.

Chorus

Someone's praying, Lord, kum ba yah,
Someone's praying, Lord, kum ba yah,
Someone's praying, Lord, kum ba yah,
O Lord, kum ba yah.

Come by here, my Lord, come by here,
Come by here, my Lord, come by here,
Come by here, my Lord, come by here,
O Lord, come by here.

We trust that this handbook will be found of great assistance. If you have any questions or requests for further information, then please contact the BBS Headquaters.

Wishing you a great beavering future.

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