|Last updated: 28 March 2013|
You must COMPLETE ALL SEVEN SECTIONS of this Award within six months:
Know tracking signs.
Tracking signs are used to leave a trail for others to follow. Only those who know the tracking signs will be able to read the clues and follow the trail.
The signs are usually made of natural materials, for example, stick s, stones and leaves .
Besides the countryside, you can conduct a tracking activity in your meeting place, i.e. inside a school building, in your neighborhood or park. You can use chalk signs, chopsticks and bamboo canes instead of branches and stones. Remember not to leave any litter!
You can draw some tracking signs on one side of a card and write the meanings on the other side. Thais will help you to remember them. You can also use them to compete with your friends!
You can stick small pebbles and matchsticks on to cardboard to make models of the signs.
1. KNOW HOW TO TIE YOUR SHOELACES.
Whichever method you use, make sure that they do not come undone easily. However, you should know how to undo them easily yourself .
2. HOW TO TIE A REEF KNOT AND ITS PURPOSE
The reef knot is the most c ommon knot used to join two ropes together and for an arm sling.
Do you know how to un tie this knot?
THE COUNTRY CODE
These rules have been set by t he Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department to protect our countryside.
When doing outdoor activities we must also follow the Scout outdoor codes:
DO A GOOD TURN EVERY DAY
Keep a diary of your good turns for a week showing how you have helped other people.
What is a good turn; is it helping an elderly person to cross the road, or giving money to blind beggar?
A Good Turn is a favour you do for someone that you might not normally do. Sometimes you can help others in a secret way, without them realizing that you are trying to be helpful.
Some good turns you can do:
There are lots of ways you can think up. Remember to write down in your diary all the good turns you have done.
Have a basic knowledge of First Aid; for example, cleaning and dressing small cuts and wounds.
If you find someone injured and needing help, you should tell an adult as soon as possible and do not move the person. You may be able to shout, call or telephone for help. Remember to state clearly your name, age, who you are, where you are and what you think may be wrong with the person. Don’t try to perform first aid by yourself; you can make the person feel better by saying that help is on the way and that they are going to be all right.
Do you know how to treat small cuts and wounds, e.g. a finger cut or knee graze? You can use clean tap or distilled water to wash the wound, apply some diluted antiseptic lotion or put on a sticking plaster, e.g. Band Aid .
Your Akela may design a situation so you can experience how to treat an injured person . You should take this opportunity to learn in case you need to help in real life. People’s lives have been saved by the sensible actions of Cub Scouts.
In real life situations, REMEMBER TO ASK FOR HELP FROM AN ADULT.
PROMISE AND LAW
Do you know how to apply the Promise and Law in daily life?
AT HOME: Help your mother with housework and help look after your brothers and sisters.
AT SCHOOL: Help keep the classroom tidy and put up posters, etc.
You and your S ix should have team spirit in all activities. You should also follow the rules during games and show sportsmanship.
The ideas given above are just a few examples. You could also ask Akela to see what other suggestions he or she might have.
SCOUT FAMILY (Second Stage, Yellow)
How many sections are there in the Scout movement in Hong Kong? What are the similarities and differences among the members in the different sections?
You will have many opportunities to be involved in activities in your Group, District, and at Headquarters, such as your Group Anniversary, District Carnival, Regional Scout Day, Hong Kong Scout Rally, etc. You can meet new friends and gather new ideas when your Cub Scout Pack has a joint activity with another Pack. Have you taken part in an activity like that?
Congratulations! You have now achieved the Cub Scout Award and the second stage of the Scout Family Award. Your Akela will arrange to present your badges to you. Then you can sew the badges onto your uniform.