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Bronze Boomerang Award (Cub Scout Pack - Scouts Australia)

  • Compulsory Do all of the following:
    • 1 Health First Aid
      • A Personal Health: * Explain how to keep your hands and nails clean and why. * Explain when you should wash your hands. * Demonstrate how to look after your teeth.
      • B Basic First Aid: * Put together a simple first aid kit. * Show how to treat a graze or small cut.
      • C Infections: Show an understanding of how colds are spread and how to prevent them.
      • D Adult Help: * Explain why you need adult help in case of accidents. * Pass a message including an address from one adult to another. * Explain how to use a mobile phone and a public phone and discuss the steps you would take to make an emergency call.
    • 2 Safety
      • A Explain the buddy system.
      • B Home: Discuss the causes of accidents in the home especially in the kitchen, bathroom and on stairways.
      • C Road: Take an adult for a walk and show that you know how to be safe on the road.
      • D Water: * Discuss the dangers of swimming in the type of waters in your area. * Explain the dangers of inflatable toys in open water.
      • E Bush: * Explain what you should do to make sure you don't get lost in the bush. * Discuss what you should do if you get lost in the bush.
      • F Fire: * Discuss the dangers that fire can cause in the home and the bush. * Show what to do if you are in a fire at home.
      • G Personal: Discuss why you should not go places by yourself.
    • 3 Ropes
      • A Tying Knots: * Tie a reef knot. * Tie your shoelaces.
      • B Use of knots: Discuss how and when to use a reef knot.
      • C Care of ropes: Show how to look after ropes correctly.
    • 4 Outdoor Scouting
      • A Compass and Navigation: * Discuss how a compass works * Know the 4 cardinal points * Make a simple compass
      • B Maps and Hiking: * Attend at least two outdoor outings with your Pack * For the outings, dress correctly * For the outings, pack your own daypack
      • C Fire Lighting: Demonstrate the correct way to strike a match.
      • D Prepare and cook a damper or twist for yourself.
    • 5 Cub Scout Traditions
      • A The Jungle Book * Talk about the main characters in the Jungle Book and what their names are. * Tell the story of how Mowgli came to be in the Jungle.
      • B Scouting History * Tell who founded Scouting and where and when it began * Find out when Scouting started in Australia and in your Group * When is B-P's birthday and what do we call this special day?
    • 6 Symbols of Australia
      • A Flags: Show you know the composition of the Australian Flag.
      • B Emblems: Tell your leader of two places where you would see the Australian Coat of Arms.
    • 7 Promise and Law
      • A Duty to Your God: Write a prayer and read it to the Pack.
      • B Promise and Law: Talk to your leader about how you do your best to live up to the Promise and Law- * at home. * at school. * in the Pack.
      • C Service: Do a good turn for someone at home and tell your Leader about it.
  • Complete 3 of the following:
    • 8 Fitness
      • A Ball Skills: * Throw a ball 5 metres to someone else and catch it on return 4 times. * Dribble a ball for a distance of 10 metres.
      • B Athletic Skills: Run 100 metres as quickly as can be done.
      • C Strength and Stamina: Skip 10 times without stopping.
    • 9 People and Cultures
      • A Indigenous Australians: FInd out about one of the traditional owners in Victoria and how they lived before European settlement.
      • B International Cultures: Make a list of the ethnic groups in your community either at school, at church or in your Pack.
      • C Scouting: * Find something about each of the five Sections in your Group or District. * Take part in an activity with a different Section.
    • 10 Scientific Discovery
      • A Biology: Grow some seeds on cotton wool and observe what happens.
      • B Geology: Identify five different rocks and tell where you found them.
      • C Physics: * Explain the composition of air. * Perform an experiment that shows how oxygen can be used up.
      • D Estimation: * Measure your hand and foot. * Using these measurements estimate the width of your Scout Hall and the height of a Cub Scout.
    • 11 Natural Environment
      • A Recycling: * Name four things that can be recycled and how recycling helps the environment. * Make something using recycled materials.
      • B Pollution: * Help to clean up litter in your local area. * Explain how litter can harm the natural environment.
      • C Habitat Destruction: * Find out what native creatures live in your local area. * Discuss how their habitats can be destroyed.
    • 12 Self Expression
      • A Performing Arts: Perform in a mime, skit or play with other members of your Pack.
      • B Visual Arts: Create a poster, painting, drawing or collage.
      • C Creative Writing: Write a poem or short story.
      • D Music: Sing a song or play a musical instrument for your Pack.
    • 13 Handcraft
      • A Handcraft: Make an item using a material consisting of wood, metal, fibres and/or clay.
    • 14 Your Community
      • A Home: * Show you know how to keep your clothes, toys and equipment tidy. * Talk to your Leader or Parents about how to do this.
      • B Local Community: Show you know where the main features are in your local area such as: * Nearest bus stop between your home and the Scout Hall. * The safest routes to the shops from home.
      • C Local Organisations: Does your community have a local newspaper or newsletter? If so, what is it called?