Last updated: 28 March 2013

THE CUB SCOUT AWARD

You must COMPLETE ALL SEVEN SECTIONS of this Award within six months:

ITEMS

DATE COMPLETED

TRACKING

 

KNOTTING

 

THE COUNTRY CODE

 

GOOD TURNS

 

FIRST AID

 

PROMISE AND LAW

 

SCOUT FAMILY BADGE

 

 

TRACKING

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 .

  1. Accompany other Cub Scouts on a trail.
  2. Follow some tracking signs.
  3. Lay tracking signs for other Cub Scouts to follow.  Or,
  4. Make a chart or model showing the tracking signs.

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.

 

KNOTTING

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

  1. Guard against all risk of fire.
  2. Leave no litter.
  3. Safeguard water supplies.
  4. Protect wildlife and plants.
  5. Avoid damaging crops.
  6. On very windy days do not light a fire in countryside.
  7. Make sure that all fires are extinguished completely before you leave.
  8. Always use the designated BBQ pits to make a fire.

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:

  1. Enjoy the countryside and respect its life and work.
  2. Prevent fire hazard in hills.
  3. Walk along the path.
  4. Avoid crossing fences, walls and hedges.
  5. Be careful of stray dogs and try to avoid them.
  6. Leave livestock, crops and machines alone.
  7. Help to keep the countryside clean.
  8. Help to keep water clean.
  9. Protect wildlife, plants and trees.
  10. Be careful of vehicles when crossing country roads.
  11. Make no unnecessary noise.

 

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:
-Play quietly when your mum is feeling unwell.
-Pick up litter.
-Get your homework done without your mum or dad reminding you .
-Let your brother, sister or friend share your toys.

There are lots of ways you can think up. Remember to write down in your diary all the good turns you have done.

 

FIRST AID

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?
Do you know how to lead a prayer?

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.

 

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