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Welcome to 40th Hartlepool Beaver Scouts.
During your time at Beavers you will do lots of exciting things, we go on trips, work towards badges and learn new things but most importantly we make friends and have fun.
Beaver Scouting provides the first opportunity for young people to join the exciting world of Scouting. All members are enthusiastic, energetic and full of get up and go; that includes the Leaders!
Beaver Scouting is all about having fun, making friends, keeping the promise, sharing and making progress.
Beaver Scouts are young people usually aged between six and eight years old. They belong to the first and youngest Section in the Scouting family. Easily recognised by their distinctive turquoise sweatshirts.
Beavers are awarded the Membership badge when they have their uniform and make their promise, during their time in Beavers they will have the opportunity to gain challenge and interest badges. Beavers will be awarded Joining in Awards to celebrate their participation at 12 monthly intervals.
Beaver Scout Promise
I promise to do my best.
To be kind and helpful.
And to love God.
Beaver Scout Motto
Fun and Friends
Beaver Scout Prayer
Thank you God, for our friends next door the ones across the street, help me be a friend to everyone I meet.
The Beaver Animal
|The Beaver is a member of the rodent family. It has a thick coat of brown wool and fur. It is the oily fur on the top of its body that keeps the beaver waterproof.
The two front paws are similar to human hands and have five toes. The hind feet are webbed to help with swimming. The Beaver also uses its wide, flat tail as a rudder when swimming. It also uses its tail to slap the water or ground, warning others of danger.
Its long, sharp, orange coloured teeth can gnaw down trees.
Beaver babies are called kits.
Today Beavers can be found in parts of North America, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe.
Beavers live in lodges - mounds of sticks, moss and stones with dome shaped roofs plastered with mud. The lodge has two entrances, both are under water, Beavers build dams to raise the water level.