The 2nd badge he will earn is scoutcraft. It requires him to be able to demonstrate a bunch of stuff:
Learn and be able to demonstrate the following knots:
a) reef knot
b) clove hitch
c) sheet bend
d) rolling hitch.
a) Describe the Australian flag and how to use it.
b) Hoist the flag.
c) Break the flag.
3. First aid
a) Know how to report an emergency.
b) Know the first steps to control bleeding.
4. Safety with camping tools
a) Know the laws that govern the carrying and use of knives in your state or territory.
b) Know and understand the safety rules for the use and storage of knives, bush saws and axes.
c) Demonstrate an understanding of the rules that apply to the supply and use of firewood in camping areas in your state or territory.
d) Demonstrate the use of a pocketknife or multi-tool.
5. Patrol System
a) Discuss with your Patrol Leader the requirements of the Pioneer Target or other appropriate Target of the Award Scheme.
b) Discuss with your Patrol Leader how the Patrol system operates in your Troop, e.g. election of Patrol Leader, appointment of APL, responsibilities and operation of Troop Council.
c) Show an understanding of the structure and duties of the Patrol.
all good scouty stuff.
It got interesting when the_weapon started to investigate the laws around knives, we could have just consulted an expert but instead we checked out the police and department of Justice. There is a perception that violence involving knives is on the increase. Consequently in Victoria laws were passed to crack down on knife violence. From the Department of Justice's website FAQ
|Stabby the clown|
The_weapon has read all this material and to explain it to his patrol leader put it like this,
"If I am a small kid getting picked on by a bully at school everyday and in fear of my life and I carry a life that's a crime. If the police stop and search me and I tell them that I am the side kick to Stabby the knife throwing clown that's okay."
Can't argue with that sort of reading comprehension.