The Silver Boomerang
Test 1 - Health and First Aid (Responsibility for self)
|Explain how to keep your feet in good condition and why. |
Discuss why sleep is important.
Discuss the importance of a balanced diet.
Prepare a healthy lunch for an outing.
|Check and replenish or put together a simple first aid kit and take it on bushwalks and outings with you. |
Show how to treat a bleeding nose.
Show how to treat stings and insect bites common to your region.
|Show an understanding of how germs and head lice can pass to people by contact, and how to prevent this.|
|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.
Test 2 - Safety (Responsibility for self)
|Define the buddy system and explain its benefits.|
|Discuss the causes of accidents around the home and garden, including in sheds and around swimming pools.|
|Discuss the safety aspects of travelling in cars, buses and trains.|
|Demonstrate an understanding of the dangers of swimming in: |
|Explain what to do to make sure you don't get lost in the bush and what to do if something goes wrong. |
Demonstrate three ways of making distress signals.
|Discuss the ways that fire can start in the home and in the bush. |
Show what to do if you are in a fire at home.
|Discuss what to do if you do not feel safe somewhere.|
Test 3 - Ropes (Outdoor Scouting)
|Tie a sheet bend. |
Tie a clove hitch.
Tie a reef knot.
|Discuss how and when to use these knots.|
|Name the parts of a rope.|
|* More info on ropes can be found on our ropes page. |
Test 4 - Outdoor Scouting (Outdoor Scouting)
|Demonstrate an understanding of how many degrees there are in a compass and the eight principal points. |
Use a compass to follow a trail, which includes at least six compass points.
|Use a road map to work out the distances between two towns named by a Leader. |
Demonstrate five trail signs.
|Discuss ways that fires can start in the home and the bush.|
|On a fire you prepare and light, cook a meal such as sausages or food in a foil pouch.|
Test 5 - Our Cub Scout Traditions (Scouting Aims and Principles)
|Tell one of the stories in The Jungle Books that does not have Mowgli in it. |
Explain the significance of Baloo and Bagheera in Mowgli's life.
|Find out when Scouting started in your local Group |
Find out and explain the meaning of your scarf and District/Region badge.
Test 6 - Symbols of Australia (Growing Awareness of Local Community)
|Describe the flag of your State or Territory and show an understanding of the components of it.|
|Describe the emblem of your State or Territory and show an understanding of what it means.|
|Name and describe the flora and fauna emblems of your State or Territory.|
Test 7 - Promise and Law (Values of Scouting)
|Find out three things about your beliefs and explain them to your Leader|
|Talk to your Leader about how you have tried to put your Promise and Law into practice in everything you have done.|
|Do a good turn for your Cub Pack or Scout Group and tell your Leader about it.|
Test 8 - Fitness (Pursuits and Interests & Responsibility for Self)
|Throw a ball a distance of 10 metres to someone else and catch it on return five times. |
Hit a ball with either a bat or racquet five times.
|Perform a standing broad jump as far as you can.|
|Skip 20 times forwards and 10 times backwards|
Test 9 - People and Cultures (Growing Awareness of Wider World)
|Explain some of the customs, traditions and crafts of the traditional owners of your area.|
|Learn to say "Hello", "Goodbye", "Please" and "Thank You" in a language other than your own, preferably from a native speaker of the language.|
|Take part in a Pack Council |
Take part in an activity with another Pack or one organised by District, Region or Branch.
Test 10 - Scientific Discovery (The World Around us)
|Cub Scouts will be required to do any two of the following|
|Observe how an animal, bird, reptile or insect develops and behaves. |
Report on your findings.
|Perform an experiment that shows the difference between gas, liquid and solid states.|
|Explain how volcanoes erupt and earthquakes occur. |
Show an experiment that illustrates one of these.
|Show you understand the weather forecast. |
Show how rain is formed.
|Estimate the following: |
Check how accurately you have estimated by measuring these.
Test 11 - The Natural Environment (The World Around us)
|Explain how you can recycle household waste. |
Make a system for recycling organic waste from your house, e.g. a worm farm, compost heap.
|Help to clean up litter in your local area. |
Discuss some of the effects of pollution on our rivers, lakes and seas.
Show how you and your family can help to reduce water pollution.
|On a bush walk find examples of five things that have damaged the environment, e.g. litter and pollution, salinity, erosion and man-made damage.|
Test 12 - Self Expression (Creativity)
|Cub Scouts will be required to do any two of the following|
|Organise and perform in a mime, skit or play with other members of your Pack.|
|Create a painting, drawing or three dimensional piece and have it ready to display.|
|Write a poem or a short story, which may be fictional, or a report of an event.|
|Play two pieces on a musical instrument or sing two songs for the Pack.|
Test 13 - Handcraft (Creativity)
|Make something using a craft method which is new to you. |
Show the tools you used and explain how to care for them.
Test 14 - Your Community (Growing Awareness of Local Community)
|Demonstrate that you know how to do cleaning around the home such as vacuuming, sweeping, washing up and cleaning the bathroom. |
Do some minor repairs to clothes and around the house.
|Find out how your town or suburb name originated. |
Where is the nearest:
|Name three essential service organisations that provide for your community and explain what they do.|
This Boomerang can also be found on pages 31-45 of your yellow Australian Cub Scout Record Book. (Thank you to Rosanna Cub Scouts - www.rosannacubs.org for making this page available to us. )