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ROVER EXPLORER SCOUTS

Public Service & Proficiency 

Badges

* Public Service Badges

Public Service Awards - Requirements

Complete the following tests to the satisfaction of the examiner

01. Understand what is a First Aider

02. Gain a basic knowledge of the priorities of First Aid (Dr.ABC)

03. Have a good knowledge of how the breathing system works

04. Demonstrate a full knowledge of CPR

05. Understand the basics of the blood system

06. Have a good knowledge of unconsciousness (HSS)

07. Demonstrate a good understanding of strains, sprains & dislocations

08. Have a good knowledge of concussion & compression (HSS)

09. Understand how to treat above symptoms

10. Understand the signs, symptoms, history & treatment of miscellaneous conditions listed :  

Epilepsy - diabetes - heart attack - angina - burns & scalds - stroke - heat exhaustion - eye injury - fainting

Note : Each Rover will need to hold a First Aid Certificate to attain the 'BP Award '

 

Complete the following tests to the satisfaction of the examiner

01. Explain the risk of fire, demonstrate evacuation procedure from a premises

02. Understand the basic functions of :

Fire doors - sprinkler systems - fire hose reels - fire alarms - hydrants

03. Understand spontaneous combustion, understand some precautions, & understand where this phenomena is likely to arise

04. Plan the precautions need for a meeting room, seating and standing

05. Demonstrate rescue of a person using ladder, dragging or a rope

06. Demonstrate a knowledge of the use of standard fire extinguishers

07. Understand the need for a fire book, registering a. Equipment

b. Extinguisher checks c. names of persons on the premises

08. Organise a fire drill and the precautions needed with safety areas and registration of personal

 

Complete the following tests to the satisfaction of the examiner

01. Be able to send and receive a message via semaphore

02. Be able to send and receive a message via Morse light - buzzer

03. Cryptic messages & cipher’s words - numbers

04. Understand a correct method of using 3 different types of phone

05. Demonstrate the use of a fax machine

06. Have a good knowledge of the Internet and the modem system

07. Have a basic knowledge a PC system

08. Have a working knowledge of at least 3 computer languages

09. Understand the use of a scanner and additional soft ware

 

Complete the following tests to the satisfaction of the examiner

01. Information Technology (Internet & IT)

02. Understand basic postal systems

03. Collection of articles

04. Gaining and dissemination of articles

05. Lay out & paste up

06. Printing News letter

07. Circulation & distribution of news letter

08. Collect and deliver a message

Note : (Using memory travel 5 miles then deliver a message first given whole, do not write it down)

 

Complete the following tests to the satisfaction of the examiner

01. Demonstrate that the Rover has thoroughly explored an area of at least two miles’ radius (not around the area lived in) a Log / Report will need to be made of the of at least two specific sections mentioned below :-

Note : Each Log submitted will need to give details of mileage covered, and should include, photos, maps and explanatory notes about the event and a detailed list of those taking part

Complete the following tests to the satisfaction of the examiner

01. The Rover will need to carry out these tests in any language but their own.-

a. Carry on a simple conversation lasting about 15 mins. using some of the words that might be used around the scouting world, i.e.. camp, cooking, patrol, tent and Rover

b. Write a letter of about 300 words dealing with a simple topic, chosen by the examiner

c. Be able to translate from a news paper, book or letter (Do not use a dictionary)

d. Many other languages can be chosen besides the usual, i.e.. Macaton, Yiddish, Esperanto etc.

 

Note : An additional badge will be worn above the badge to describe the language spoken

 

Complete the following tests to the satisfaction of the examiner

01. A Rover will need to be able to swim

02. Enter the water by straddle jump, wearing light clothing, swim 100 meters to struggling swimmer and return them to the side or bank

03. Wearing light clothing, swim 100 meters to an unconscious casualty, non breathing; and return them to the beach or bank, whilst performing expired air resuscitation

04. Standing waist deep in water, be able to throw and un weighted line to land within arms length of a swimmer, not less than ten meters away

06. Surface dive to a depth of 2.5 meters and swim at least 5 meters under a floating object or obstruction

Note : This test should not be performed in a swimming pool

 

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* Proficiency Award Badges

Proficiency Awards - Requirements

 

Complete the following tests to the satisfaction of the examiner

01. Have undertaken to apply to the dept. Transport for a provisional Licence

02. Study the manual provided by the transport dept

03. Pass the test's as set out by the transport dept.

04. Go on to pass the either the HGV i. ii. iii.

04.a. An award number (Rep. HGV i. ii. iii . ) should be worn as you progress through the levels

05. Advanced drivers certificate (Award stripe iv)

06. Go on to gain the PSV Licence (Award stripe v)

07. Understand the basics of the combustion engine

08. Have a basic knowledge of the automatic or gear system

09. Keep and maintain a clean driving Licence

Note : Remember that drinking and driving kills and maims for life (Do not do it !!!)

 

Complete the following tests to the satisfaction of the examiner

01. Have a detailed understanding of the laws of navigation as they relate to power craft

02. Have a thorough knowledge of the sound signals when changing direction in the power boat

03 Take charge of a power boat and complete a basic maneuvering course, to include negotiating the navigation of at least one lock

04. Have a working knowledge of ships’ charts, lights, day marks and bouyage requirements

05. Demonstrate the rescue of a swimmer in trouble, in deep, flowing water conditions

06. Have a thorough knowledge of anchors and there uses

 

Note : This badge will need to be conducted by persons with correct training / experience

Complete the following tests to the satisfaction of the examiner

01. Complete two group exercises, involving navigation skills. One of which should be at night and must include, not less than, five “incidents” set by the examiner

02. Demonstrate proficiency in any two of the following. Each activity must be from a different category :

(a) Swimming & Diving

(b) Archery or Shooting

(c) Rock Climbing, Abseiling, Caving

(d) Martial Arts, Wrestling

(e) Rowing, Surfing, Canoeing

(f) Sailing, Boating,

(g) Cross Country, Cycling, Horse Riding

Complete the following tests to the satisfaction of the examiner

01. Be able to describe the effect of pollution on wild life resulting from: fire, over grazing, unwise forestry practice, soil erosion, and water pollution

02. Know how erosion affects fish feeding grounds and spawning grounds. List the main source’s of pollution in our streams

03. Do one of the following :

(a) Make a list of the wild life, flowers, birds, mammals and insects on a plot of ungrazed land of about 4 acres in size, either marsh or woodland

(b) Select one species of wild life common to its neighbour hood and work out the best ways to protect it (write up a project)

(c) Take time out with game keeper, Fisheries officer or conservationist, and write a report on the experience and the methods used by the person who you have spent time with

04. Do one of the following :

(a) Help stock or fertilise a farm pond

(b) Plant up to 100 yds of stream banks to help control erosion

(c) Help plant a wind break or hedge or other suitable winter protection cover for wild life

(d) Build, monitor and set out in a suitable place 8 nesting boxes

Note : You will need to demonstrate a good knowledge of the terms and language of the conservationist you will need to keep a log for inspection for each of the above sections

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