March 12, 2016

Scout Page

Scouts is for boys and girls aged 11 to 14* and is all about hands on tasks that are challenging and rewarding *These ages may vary up to 6 months.

What do Scouts do?

Scout programs are action packed. Scouts have trained leaders who will teach about safety when using equipment and encourage scouts to work as a team player. Scouts will participate in team-building activities, playing games, developing specialised skills and knowledge, and planning for weekend adventures and camp-outs. Scout programs can involve:

  • Abseiling
  • Navigation in the bush
  • Art
  • Building bridges and flying foxes with rope
  • Trekking
  • Canoeing
  • Jamboree’s

Scout Meetings

Scouts meet every Friday night at the Den from 6.00pm to 8.00pm during school terms.

Patrols

Scouts are divided into Patrol Groups. The Patrol will work with other Patrols to form a larger Scout Troop. Together the troop make important decisions, set  goals to succeed to earn achievement badges.

The Scout Promise

On my honour, I promise that I will do my best: to do my duty to my God, and to (the Queen of) Australia, to help other people, and to live by the Cub Scout Law.

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On my honour, I promise that I will do my best: to my duty to my God, and to Australia, to help other people and to live by the Scout Law.

The Scout Law

  • A Scout is trustworthy
  • A Scout is loyal
  • A Scout is helpful
  • A Scout is friendly
  • A Scout is cheerful
  • A Scout is considerate
  • A Scout is thrifty
  • A Scout is courageous
  • A Scout is respectful
  • A Scout cares for the environment

The Australian Scout Award Scheme

The Australian Scout Medallion
Australian Scout Medallion

The Scout Award Scheme provides the main focus for Patrol and Troop activities and gives suitable recognition to Scouts for achievement. Following a Scout’s Investiture, they complete the Scoutcraft Badge and then may earn Targets to become a Pioneer, Explorer and Adventurer Scout. Target requirements provide for going places and doing the adventurous, appealing things that Scouts enjoy, including camping, hiking, exploring, swimming, boating, track and field, fitness activities, and environment projects and practices, usually in the company of the Patrol or other Scouts.

Scoutcraft Badge

This is usually the first badge to be gained and awarded in the Scout Section. The training and testing is carried out jointly by the Patrol Leader and Scout Leader.
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Cords

To earn the Pioneer Cord (Red) the Scout must complete the Pioneer Badge, two Proficiency Badges and one Patrol Activity Badge.
To earn the Explorer Cord (Blue) the Scout must complete the Explorer Badge, two Proficiency Badges (making a total of four Proficiency Badges), and one Patrol Activity Badge (making a total of two Patrol Activity Badges).
To earn the Adventurer Cord (Green) the Scout must complete the Adventurer Badge, two Proficiency Badges (making a total of six Proficiency Badges), and one Patrol Activity Badge (making a total of three Patrol Activity Badges).

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Venturer Scout Link Badge

The Venturer Scout Link Badge links Scouts to the Venturer Scout Section and is the next step in the Scouting journey

Venturer Scout Link Badge

Target Badges

There are three levels of Target badges. To achieve the Pioneer, Explorer or Adventurer Badge, the Scout must complete the two compulsory Campcraft and Citizenship Target badges, plus one of the six elective Pioneer Target badges at each level.

The Pioneer Badge (Red) concentrates on participation and learning.
The Explorer Badge (Blue) concentrates on knowledge and skill.
The Adventurer Badge (Green) concentrates on instructing others.

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Citizenship (Pioneer)

Citizenship (Explorer)

Citizenship (Adventurer)

Campcraft (Pioneer)

Campcraft (Explorer)

Campcraft (Adventurer)

Air Activities (Pioneer)

Air Activities (Explorer)

Air Activities (Adventurer)

Construction (Pioneer)

Construction (Explorer)

Construction (Adventurer)

Emergencies (Pioneer)

Emergencies (Explorer)

Emergencies (Adventurer)

Environment (Pioneer)

Environment (Explorer)

Environment (Adventurer)

Water Activities (Pioneer)

Water Activities (Explorer)

Water Activities (Adventurer)

Water Safety

Water Safety (Explorer)

Water Safety (Adventurer)

Patrol Activity Badges

The Patrol Activity Badge is an important part of the Award Scheme. You and your Patrol or Activity Patrol are given a wide choice of interest and skills to pursue in small group activities. These activities are organised and run by you with a minimum of adult involvement.

You are required to earn one Patrol Activity Badge for each of the Target levels in order to earn your Cord for that level. While you may earn as many Patrol Activity Badges are you wish, only one for each level is worn on your uniform.

Patrol Activity Badge

Proficiency Badges

The aim of the Proficiency Badge system is to allow the Scout to develop in a challenging and interesting pursuit. To achieve a Proficiency Badge the Scout must fulfil requirements set in conjunction with their Adviser and which include the three elements of demonstrate/investigate, skill and an activity. There are 31 Scout Proficiency Badges

Abseiling

Agriculture

Animal Keeper

Anthropology

Art

Astronomer

Bushcraft

Caving

Collector

Commerce

Communication

Community

Craft

Crime Prevention

Cultural Heritage

Entertainer

Fire Awareness

Individual Sportsman

Information Technology

Literary Arts

Modeller

Multi Media

Music

Outdoor

Performing Arts

Science

Team Sport

Technology

Top Rope Climbing

Trade

World Scouting

Scouts Badge Placement

More information

For more information on Glenore Grove Scouts contact our Group Leader by phone or email. For more detailed information on Scout Award Scheme or Scouting in Queensland visit www.scoutsqld.com.au or phone 1800 SCOUTS (1800 726 887).