BEAVERS

(Hotsjietonia)

 

 

The story

 

 

The house Hotsjietonia from the World of Lange Doener will be closed, as all inhabitants will go on a world tour with Willem Wereldreiziger. We meet Stuiter, a child who can稚 sit still for a second, and he takes us with him to the Village Hotsjietonia, that appears to be near to the House Hotsjietonia. In that village very nice people are living. For instance brother and sister Steven and Sterre Stroom. They live on a boat and sometimes they sail to some exiting places. Forester Bas Bos and his wife Rebbel, who are always busy outside. The funny professor Plof and his dear wife Rozemarijn, who loves plants and cooking. Fleur and Keet Kleur where you can always help in a special art project. And finally Stanley Stekker and Noa. Those two make you think and wonder, but you can also relax with them. And of course there are several animals in Hotsjietonia.

 

 

Origin

 

In reviewing the plays in 2010 for the 100th birthday of Scouting in the Netherlands the story was renewed. So now the beavers play in a small village in stead of a house. At the Bever-Doe-Dag in the Zoo of Amersfoort this new play was presented, together with the new story for this age group.

 

Characteristics of Hotsjietonia

 

In the village Hotsjietonia all characters have specific features to go to for nature, sports and games, crafts and so on.

 

Opening and closing song

 

In the village Hotsjietonia the opening and closing song is sung at the same melody:

 

Opening song

 

Closing song

 

 

Wij zijn de bevers, en zingen dit lied

Het liefst lekker hard, ander s hoor je het niet

We gaan samen spelen, dat doen we zo graag

En wat we gaan doen, doen we samen vandaag.

 

Ik dans, ik spring, ik stuiter en ik zing

 

Wij zijn de bevers, en zingen dit lied

Het liefst lekker hard, anders hoor je het niet

We gaan samen spelen, dat vinden we fijn

Wat is het toch leuk om een bever te zijn!

 

Wij zijn de bevers, en zingen dit lied

Het liefst lekker hard, anders hoor je het niet

Maar nu zijn we klaar, tot de volgende keer

Dan zien we elkaar en dan zingen we weer.

 

Ik dans, ik zing, ik stuiter en ik zing

 

Wij zijn de bevers en zingen dit lied

Het liefst lekker hard, anders hoor je het niet

Maar nu zijn we klaar, tot de volgende keer

Dan zien we elkaar en dan spelen we weer!

 

 

 

English translation

 

We are the beavers and singing this song

We値l sing very loud, or you can稚 hear

We all play together, we love to do

And all that we do, we値l do together today

 

I dance, I jump, I bounce and I sing

 

We are the beavers and singing this song

We値l sing very loud, or you can稚 hear

We all play together, we love to do

What fun it is to be a beaver!

We are the beavers and singing this song

We値l sing very loud, or you can稚 hear

But now we are though, until next time

We値l meet again and sing again.

 

I dance, I jump, I bounce and I sing

 

We are the beavers and singing this song

We値l sing very loud, or you can稚 hear

But now we are though, until next time

We値l meet again and play again!

 

Law and promise

 

At the beavers in the village Hotsjietonia there is a beaver promise, a beaver law and even a beaver motto. After singing the opening song, the beaver law or the beaver motto is recited.

At the initiation the beavers say this beaver promise, with the aid of a leader.

 

The beaver law:

的 am a beaver, what beavers do, we値l do together.

 

The beaver motto:

撤lay together, work together.

 

The beaver promise:

的 promise to do my best to be a good beaver. Play together and share together.

 

Uniform

 

 

With this new play the beavers got a real blouse (red), just as the other age groups. Also the age group sign was changed, it became a green badge with the image of Stuiter in it. This sign is worn on the right pocket. The leaders wear the same color uniform as the children.

 

With this new play, the beavers can also earn merit badges. These badges have 6 sides and have a character from Hotsjietonia on it. There are no obliged demands to earn them, but the leaders determine what the beavers have to learn or do. The only rule is, that it has something to do with the features of this character.

 

 

Other information

 

 

The beavers have their own magazine, the Beverpost. With the new play there also came a new large beaver guide: a book in A-4 format with rings on the short end.

The total group of beavers was called a colony and there were no subgroups.

 

For leaders the beaver compass is available, a somewhat square booklet. It also has rings at the side. It is filled with practical suggestions and ideas for a challenging day.

 

 


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