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International scout – badge

Scout Badge

INTERNATIONAL BOY SCOUT

INTERNATIONAL GIRL SCOUT

MY NAME __________________________________________________________________

MY PATRON/MY PATRONESS ___________________________________________________

GOAL: Those who aim to gain this badge should have an interest in international scouting. They should understand how the international scouting works, how is it structured and how its international organisations look like. They should take part in at least one international event, know the nature of scouting in various countries and its differences. Last but not least, they should support international scouting in their unit and also friendship with boy and girl scouts from foreign countries.

POINTS TO GAIN THE BADGE

(I choose my task after a discussion with my patron/patroness)

GAIN IT

(main conditions)

PROVE YOURSELF

(additional conditions)

Younger Boy and Girl Scouts
Older Boy and Girl Scouts
Rovers and Rangers

I have completed:

In the category of younger Boy and Girl Scouts on: Signature of the unit leader:
In the category of older Boy and Girl Scouts on: Signature of the unit leader:
In the category of Rovers and Rangers on: Signature of the unit leader:

Note the number/letter of the chosen task into the circle above.

After passing the task, colour the circle according to how easy it was to carry it out.

  • Green – “This task was quite easy for me. I did not move forward by carrying it out.”
  • Orange – “This task was appropriately difficult for me. Carrying it out was a challenge.”
  • Red – “This task was very demanding for me. To carry it out was almost beyond my skills and knowledge.”

If you have already passed (coloured) some task from previous age category, copy it into the line of your present age category.

GAIN IT (main conditions)

DESCRIPTION OF THE TASK WHAT KIND OF KNOWLEDGE/SKILL/ABILITY TO USE DO I PROVE BY CARRYING OUT THE TASK? SIGNATURES
A) International friendship.

I will keep in touch with a close person from abroad for half a year. With his/her help, I will choose a theme and prepare a meeting that will show to the others how does the scouting in his/her country look like (e.g. with the help of games).

· I show an ability of active communication with other nations.

· I can work regularly (thanks to my single-mindedness).

· I can plan a meeting and actively use new information.

· I can present to others a newly gained information.

Me
Patron/Patroness
B) Thinking Day. I will prepare an event or celebration on Thinking Day with the use of WAGGGS materials and the topic for the given year. · I am able to prepare and carry out an event.

· I can understand a text.

· I am able to use foreign materials and adapt them to Czech conditions if needed.

Me
Patron/Patroness
C) International Scouting. I will acquaint foreign boy and girl scouts with scouting in our unit, our activities and with what is typical for Czech Scouting. · I can use a foreign language for the purpose of conversation.

· I can point out typical and essential features of Czech Scouting and describe its specifics.

Me
Patron/Patroness
D)Trip with foreign scout friend/s. I will plan a trip and an activity or a game together for my friend/s from abroad and my unit members. · I can arrange and lead an event.

· I can understand my foreign friend/s and communicate in a different language.

Me
Patron/Patroness
E) Foreign badge. I will find and gain any badge of abroad scout organisation appropriate to my age. · I show an ability to search and work with foreign web pages.

· I am able to set appropriate and reachable goals.

· If the organisation does not use badge system, I can find equal tasks.

Me
Patron/Patroness
F) Preparation of an event abroad. I will participate on the preparation of some event abroad such as Intercamp, Jamboree, CEJ, etc./I will attend it as a member of service team./I will lead or help to lead our unit to this event. · I can find my way in a foreign language environment.

· I can help with organising an event abroad.

Me
Patron/Patroness
G) International scouting. I will gather the most information possible about a world scout organisation and why we are a part of it. I will use my findings to prepare an engaging programme for my unit. · I can find my way in an international field.

· I prove that I have a basic knowledge about the position of Czech Scouting among scouting worldwide.

· I can forward information that I found out in a comprehensible manner to the others.

Me
Patron/Patroness

PROVE YOURSELF (additional conditions)

DESCRIPTION OF THE TASK SIGNATURES
1. Programs of WAGGGS and WOSM. I will take part in some of the WAGGGS and/or WOSM activities (apart from the Thinking Day). Me
Patron/Patroness
2. Screening. I will organise a screening about my holiday/trip/track and I will present the country/location and its scout culture. I am using only my experience for preparation, not internet. Me
Patron/Patroness
3. International scout event. I will attend an international scout event (e.g. Jamboree, CEJ, Intercamp). Me
Patron/Patroness
4. Talk with a foreigner. After an agreement with the leader of our unit, I will invite a foreigner who lives in our country to discuss life at his/her country and in the Czech Republic. Me
Patron/Patroness
5. JOTA/JOTI. I will take part in JOTA (Jamboree on the Air) – JOTI (Jamboree on the Internet). Me
Patron/Patroness
6. Songs in foreign languages. I will teach my group 2 songs, each in a different foreign language, and I will explain what are they about. Me
Patron/Patroness
7. International event. I will organise one event with a foreign unit. Me
Patron/Patroness
8. Scout centres. I will visit one of the international scout centres (e.g. Pax Lodge, Kandersteg, …) either as an attendee or as a volunteer. Me
Patron/Patroness
9. Banned scouting. I will get to know in which countries ban scouting and why, I can also try to find where scouting was newly established or re-established. I will present my findings in an engaging form to my group or unit, or make it public through scout media. Me
Patron/Patroness
10. Gift to send abroad. I will find out which are the partner places of my municipality, choose one, find a local boy or girl scout and send them a handmade theme scarf. (If my municipality does not have a partner place, I will choose one with my patron/patroness.) Me
Patron/Patroness
11. Foreign Boy and Girl scouts. I will find a contact (e.g. with help of facebook page of International Department) with a group of foreign boy and girl scouts who are currently in the Czech Republic and we will carry out some plan (a meeting/discussion/whole day trip). Me
Patron/Patroness
12. International Department. I will cooperate with the International Department (e.g. work on minor projects, give lectures about international scouting at workshops according to my abilities). Me
Patron/Patroness
13. Training course on GLOW. I will pass at least one of the training courses on GLOW platform of WAGGGS and present it to my unit in a suitable form. Me
Patron/Patroness
14. Foreign methodical material. I will use foreign methodical materials (e.g. equivalent of paths, badges, manuals) for work in my unit. Me
Patron/Patroness
15. I am a Patron/Patroness of this badge. (Only for R&R age category.) Me
Patron/Patroness
16. My own activity. (If you are missing an activity to fulfil this section, you can invent one after discussion with your patron/patroness.) Me
Patron/Patroness