- 1st Class / Initial Test
- Bushman's thong
- Scout Crown Award
- Senior Scout Instructor Badge
Before being invested as a Senior Scout he must either hold the First Class badge; or complete the Initial Test to the satisfaction of his Scouter, as follows :--
- (1) Understand the Scout Promise and Law in accordance with his age and development.
- (2) Pass or re-pass the Tenderfoot and Second Class tests.
- (3) Hike, or row a boat, with a Senior Scout a distance of eight miles. He need not necessarily camp for the night, but must carry a pack properly packed by himself, erect a tent, light a fire, and cook a meal for himself and his companion; and on his return he must give a verbal report to the Troop or Patrol.
- (4) If not previously a Scout, have spent a total of at least three nights away from home in the company of Scouts (if possible, Senior Scouts) sleeping in a tent, hut, barn, or similar shelter.
A leather thong worn on the right shoulder. Before being awarded the Bushman’s Thong, a Scout must:—
- (1) hold the First Class badge, the Venturer badge and two of the following badges: Astronomer, Camp Warden, Forester, Hiker, Master Cook, ·Meteorologist, Naturalist, Senior Pioneer. Tracker. A Scout may not count both the Astronomer and Meteorologist badges to qualify for the Thong.
- (2) make his own Thong. (The necessary materials and instructions are obtainable from the Equipment Department at H.Q. by Badge Secretaries.)
Scout Crown Award
Before being awarded the Scout Crown Award, a Scout must:
- (i) Hold the Bushman’s Thong and four of the Senior public service badges of which Ambulance is obligatory.
- (ii) At any time after his 15th birthday and after becoming a First Class Scout, have carried out approved service to the community. The proposed service should be approved by his G.S.M., who may consult any Authority concerned. Service may be done within the Scout Movement (such as Senior Scout Instructor; working with Handicapped Scouts, etc.) or outside it (such as Sunday School Teacher; Hospital service; Emergency service, etc.). A certificate to the effect that this service has been carried out satisfactorily should be obtained by the Scout from the Unit concerned, such as Matron, Vicar, C.M., etc., and countersigned by his G.S.M. The minimum duration of qualifying service is 24 working hours, either as regular service spread over 6 months or on a short-term project.
- (iii) In the opinion of the Group Council be setting a personal example of the Scout way of life.
- (iv) Have had an interview with the D.C., or an A.D.C., appointed by him for the purpose.
Senior Scout Instructor Badge
The Senior Scout Instructor badge is worn on the right breast above the line of the pocket. The Senior Scout Instructor badge is granted by the D.C. on the recommendation of the S.S.L. or S.M. A Senior Scout who is granted this badge for instructing Wolf Cubs will not wear the Cub Instructor badge (see Rule 225). Before being awarded the badge a Senior Scout must :--
- (1) Hold the Bushman’s Thong
- (2) Have shown qualities of leadership and a desire to use these qualities, together with his Scouting knowledge to the benefit of Wolf Cubs or Boy Scouts.
- (3) With the approval of his S.S.L. have completed a probationary period of one month, and be prepared to continue, as an instructor to a Wolf Cub Pack or Boy Scout Troop to the satisfaction of the G.S.M. and CM. or S.M. concerned.
- (4) In the case of Wolf Cub Packs the Senior Scout must:—
- (a) Have knowledge of, and ability to instruct in, the subjects of the First and Second Star badges and any two proficiency badges.
- (b) Show a reasonable knowledge of the Wolf Cub’s Handbook.
- (c) Know the duties of the C.M. and other Pack Scouters and the difference between the Cub and Scout training methods.