Troop Council Checklist

 

PRE-JOURNEY CHECKLIST

Scout’s name: _______________________________ Troop: ________________________________

 

SKILLS AND BADGE WORK Yes/No
  • Has the Scout completed an Explorer Level Journey or other journeys?
  • Has the Scout completed Adventurer Level Navigation?
  • Has the Scout completed Adventurer Level First Aid or Emergencies, or hold a First Aid certificate?

 

TIMING  Yes/No
  • Is there enough time to do the journey and report to the Troop Council before their 15th birthday?

 

SUITABILITY OF THE PROPOSED JOURNEY  Yes/No
  • Is it in unfamiliar terrain (i.e. the Scout has not done that journey before)?
  • Is it long enough? 30 km or over for a hike or 12 hours travel time for a canoe or bicycle journey?
  • Does it provide a reasonable challenge to the Scout leading the journey?

 

SUITABILITY OF THE PROPOSED JOURNEY PARTICIPANTS Yes/No
  • Are there 4 or more proposed participants (in addition to the Scout leading the journey)?
  • Are they capable of completing the proposed route?

 

FORMS Yes/No
  • Has the Scout E1 Parts 1 &2 form been submitted?
  • Has the Scout E1 Parts 3 form been submitted?

 

NOTIFICATIONS, PERMISSIONS AND BOOKINGS Yes/No
  • Have the local Police (in the area the journey will take place) been notified?
  • Have the National Parks, Wildlife Service or Forestry Corporation been notified (if required)?
  • Have the Rural Fire Service been notified (usually only required in times of high fire risk)?
  • Have bookings been made for campsites etc. if necessary?
  • Has permission to cross private land been obtained (if required)?

 

APPROVAL FROM THE JOURNEY ADVISOR AND SCOUT LEADER (BOTH APPROVALS ARE ESSENTIAL) Yes/No
  • Has the Journey Advisor given support to the Scout Leader for the Scout to commence their journey?
  • Has the Scout Leader given approval for the Scout to commence their journey?

 

 

 

Approval to commence journey (yes / no): ___________________ Date: ______________________

 

Troop Council Chairperson: ___________________________________________________________

(Name)                                                (Signature)

 Adventurer Level Journey

TROOP COUNCIL POST-JOURNEY CHECKLIST

 

Scout’s name: _______________________________ Troop: ________________________________

 

DID THE SCOUT MET THE ADVENTURER LEVEL JOURNEY REQUIREMENTS  Yes/No
  • Was it long enough? Hike – 30 km or over. Canoe / bicycle journey – 12 hours total travel time
  • Was the team self-sufficient i.e. did they carry all the items required for the journey?
  • Did the journey require two nights out-of-doors?
  • Was the journey in terrain unfamiliar to the Scout?
  • Were there at least four other Scouts on the journey?
  • Were lightweight equipment and foods used as far as practicable?
  • Was the journey monitored by an adult leader?
  • Were all Government and NSW Scout Branch rules and regulations complied with?
  • Was the journey completed? If not, were the reasons for not completing it reasonable?

 

PLANNING AND LEADERSHIP Yes/No
  • Has the Scout demonstrated sufficient planning and leadership skills?

 

HAS THE SCOUT DOCUMENTED THE PROCESS ADEQUATELY USING ‘AN ILLUSTRATED LOG’?   Yes/No
  • The log should document planning, what happened on the journey, and what was learned. It may include maps, photos, a route plan, escape plans, gear list, menus, forms, a risk assessment, and an assessment of both the route and the participants.

 

Troop Council approval of the Adventurer Level Journey

Has the Scout met all the above requirements?

If ‘yes’ the Troop Council may sign off the Adventurer Level Journey in the Scout’s Green Record book.

Approved (yes / no): ___________________________ Date: ________________________________

Troop Council Chair: ___________________________ Signature: _____________________________

NOTE 

  • The Adventurer Cord is awarded when the Scout has completed all their Adventurer level badgework.
  • The Scout may commence their Australian Scout Medallion before their journey or other badge work is complete.

Troop Council Checklist PDF

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FORM: ALJ-007 ISSUE: RIV 1.0 DATE: 04/17