This is usually the first badge to be gained and awarded, in the Scout Section. The training and testing is carried out by the Patrol Leader (with the assistance and supervision of the Leaders if required).
The aim of the Scoutcraft Badge is as follows:
- to facilitate the young personís entry into the Scout Troop
- to reinforce or teach basic scouting skills
- to provide early recognition, and
- to encourage further participation in the Scout Award scheme
The Scoutcraft Badge is generally gained within four to six weeks of a new Scout joining the Troop or completed as a part of the linking process for a Cub Scout and is presented upon entry re-affirmation/investiture to the Troop.
Link Badge requirements :
With your patrol, complete the following :
Learn and be able to demonstrate the following knots:
Describe the Australian flag and how to use it
Hoist the flag
Break the flag
Know how to report an emergency
Understand the importance of this
Know the first steps to control bleeding
Safety with camping tools
Know the laws that govern the carrying and use of knives in your state or territory
Know and understand the safety rules for the use and storage knives, bush saws and axes
Demonstrate an understanding of the rules that apply to the supply and use of firewood in camping areas in your state and territory
Demonstrate the use of a pocketknife or multi-tool.
Discuss with your Patrol Leader the requirements of the Pioneer Target or other appropriate target of the Award Scheme
Discuss with your Patrol Leader how the Patrol System operates in your troop, e.g. election of Patrol Leader; appointment of APL, responsibilities of the Troop Council.
Show an understanding of the structure and duties of the patrol