Scouts action packed
When you become a Scout you're accepting a challenge to plunge into action. You could find yourself exploring a mountain wilderness, helping in emergency rescues, operating a radio station, photographing wild animals, sending coded messages, searching for gold, canoeing down a river, camping out bush, recording your own songs or sailing across the ocean with the salt spray in your face.
Scouting gives you the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of exciting activities. It also gives you the greatest opportunity of all - the opportunity to develop real fnendships by sharing the experiences of learning, growing and exploring the
world with others.
Action you create
Scouts aren't told what to do by adults.
Your Scout Leaders are there to
help you and give you direction but
you are involved in planning
your activities and making
The Action of Achieving
Scouts can earn achievement badges on three different levels:
The Pioneer Level This makes up your first important individual challenge. To earn it you can follow your choice of interesting hobbies, sports and activities, including: Weekend camping - Model Aircraft - Yachting - Swimming & Lifesaving - Conservation - Canoeing - First Aid - Art - Hiking - Building with timber and concrete - Bike Hikes - Sport & Fitness.
The Explorer Level Add these new skills and earn a second badge: Exploring the bush - Helping in an emergency - Hiking at night - Building a flying fox! - Cooking - Flying.
The Adventurer Level The highest level of achievement award, involving: Light aircraft flights - Navigating by sun/stars - Survival camp - Building a suspension bridge - Rescues - Writing to a Scout pen-friend.
The Challenge Badges These offer you an opportunity to pursue your hobbies and master new achievements in 15 challenging fields. It's a great feeling each time you win a new badge because it shows others that you're capable of achieving your goals.
In our District, Scout Troops operate at the following Scout Groups: