All members of Scouts in Australia have the same navy blue uniform shirt, with the only difference being the change in colour on the sleeves and collar.
The Scouts Uniform shirts have the green highlight on the collar and sleeves.
All sections wear a scarf but different States, Districts and Groups may have different scarves or have a special woggle for you to wear, your Scout Leader will let you know what your Troop wears and how to get one.
The uniform cannot be worn before the Scout is 'invested' or becomes an official Member of their Group at a special ceremony. At this ceremony they will also be presented with a Group scarf and woggle to wear.
A Scouts Journey is a trek into the unknown that should challenge the Scout and their Patrol. It is a test of their planning, hiking abilities, and skills learnt.
Journeys are required for each of the Campcraft Target Badges and have differing skill requirements.
Being a Scout is being a member of a Patrol… And Patrols do activities. Patrols go places; Patrols build things, Patrols camp, hike and look after themselves.
Patrol Activity Badges
The PATROL ACTIVITY Badge enables a Patrol, to participate in enjoyable activities of their choice.
This is an IMPORTANT PART of the Award Scheme in that it gives the Scouts in their patrol the opportunity to select an activity that interests them as a group. It aims to get the Patrol doing things together as a Patrol. It will be most successful where the Scouts in a Patrol are of much the same age, have common friendships and common interests. The idea is to have all members of the Patrol working together as a team; another option is to form a special Patrol called an activity Patrol that works as a team only for completing this badge.
The Patrol Activity Badge philosophy is to encourage common participation of Scouts in small group activities organised and run by them with a minimum of adult involvement.
There is no limit on the number of Patrol Activity Badges a Scout may earn, however they can only wear three (3) one from each level on their uniform.
The Scouts Cord is an important accomplishment that each Scout can earn at Pioneer, Explorer and Adventurer Level.
The requirements for earning the cord are the same at each level.
- Complete your Target Badge (Pioneer, Explorer or Adventurer). This Comprises:
- Your Campcraft badge at the respective level
- Your Citizenship badge at the respective level
- Complete one other elective target badge at the respective level.
- Two Proficiency Badges
- Patrol Activity Badge at the respective level.
Making Your Cord
Instructions for making your cord can be downloaded here.
7 PRINCIPLES OF LEAVE NO TRACE
Leave No Trace builds awareness, appreciation and respect for our natural and cultural heritage.
- Plan Ahead and Prepare
- Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
- Dispose of Waste Properly
- Leave What You Find
- Minimise Campfire Impacts
- Respect Wildlife
- Be Considerate of Your Hosts and Other Visitors
The following information within these seven principles is recommended as a guide to minimise the impact of your visits to the natural and cultural heritage areas of Australia. Leave No Trace depends more on attitude and awareness than on rules and regulations.