Uncategorised Article Count: 1
Joeys Article Count: 1
Cub Scouts Article Count: 3
Achievement Badges Article Count: 34
ACHIEVEMENT BADGE SCHEME
Achievement badges give you the opportunity to concentrate on your areas of interest. There are 34 badges to choose from.
Each badge has two levels, Level 1 (easy) and Level 2 (harder) and the Cub chooses which level they would like to achieve.
There are four groups of Achievement badges consisting of the following badges for each:
Arts and Literature
Art and Design; Entertainer; Handcraft; Handyworker; Literature; Masks and Sculpture; Musician; Photography.
Nature, Science and Technology
Animals and Birds; Bushcraft; Codes and Signals; Engineer; Flight; Gardener; Information Technology; Naturalist; Scientist; Space; Weather.
Sports and Recreation
Athlete; Canoeing; Collector; Cooking; Cyclist; Fishing; Pets; Sailing; Sports; Swimmer.
Citizenship; First Aider; International Culture; Traveller; World Friendship.
Remember that to achieve the Grey Wolf Award, four Level Two Achievement Badges must be earned, one from each of the four groups.
The Athletes Level 1 badge is the only badge that must be completed before you can attempt the Athletes Level 2 badge.
You only wear the highest badge on your uniform.
Special Interest Badges
As well as the Achievement Badges, you can earn a number of special interest badges. You will need one of these for your Grey Wolf Award as well. These badges are:
- Landcare Badge; Local History Badge; Waterwise Badge
- Their Service - Our Heritage Badge; Language Emblem; Faith Awareness Badge
- World Conservation Badge; Cub Scout Leadership Course Badge
Cubs Award Scheme Article Count: 5
There are 3 parts to the Cub Scout Award Scheme:
The Boomerang Scheme is the major part of Cub Scout training and is the method that helps to achieve self-responsibility, outdoor Scouting, aims and principles, awareness, values, creativity and world awareness. There are three Boomerang levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold. Each Boomerang level has 14 parts. For each Boomerang, parts one to seven must be completed and of parts eight to 14, three must be completed. You can do the tasks in any order, except for number seven - Promise and Law - which must be completed last and signed off by your Cub Scout Leader.
The 14 tasks that need to be completed with the first seven being compulsory are:
- Health and First Aid (Responsibility for Self)
- Safety (Responsibility for Self)
- Ropes (Outdoor Scouting)
- Outdoor Scouting (Outdoor Scouting)
- Our Cub Scout Traditions (Scouting Aims and Principles).
- Symbols of Australia (Growing Awareness of Local Community)
- Promise and Law (Values of Scouting)
- Fitness (Pursuits and Interests & Responsibility for Self)
- People and Cultures (Growing Awareness of Wider World)
- Scientific Discovery (The World Around Us)
- The Natural Environment (The World Around Us)
- Self Expression (Creativity)
- Handcraft (Creativity)
- Your Community (Growing Awareness of Local Community)
If you join Cub Scouts around 7 1/2 to 8 years of age, you will start your journey through the award scheme with the Bronze Boomerang.
If you join Cub Scouts around 8 1/2 to 9 years of age, you will probably start your journey through the award scheme with the Silver Boomerang. The tasks are more challenging than the Bronze Boomerang but build on the skills that Cubs have already learned with the Bronze Boomerang.
If you join Cub Scouts around 10 years of age, you will probably start your journey through the award scheme with the Gold Boomerang. The tasks are more challenging than the Bronze and Silver Boomerangs but build on the skills that Cubs have already learned with these two previous stages.
Achievement badges give you the opportunity to concentrate on your areas of interest. There are 34 badges to choose from. Each badge has two levels, Level 1 (easy) and Level 2 (harder) and the Cub chooses which level they would like to achieve.
Grey Wolf Award
This is the pinnacle of the Cub Scout Section and requires the Cub to have achieved their Gold Boomerang, four level two Achievement Badges as well as taken an active part in the running of the Pack. Very few Cubs manage to achieve this badge.
Scouts Article Count: 9
Venturers Scouts Article Count: 3