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Outdoor Adventure Skills are for all
Scouts to experience and pursue activities in the great outdoors. The core
skills are readily available to all Scouts, no matter where you live. The
specialist skills are considered more specialised, and may be limited by geographic location.
You may choose to gain basic skills across a broad range of activity areas, or
pursue a small number of activity disciplines to a high skill level—the choice
is yours, so what will you do?
The following are the basic principles of the Outdoor Adventure Skills:
Core Outdoor Adventure Skills
Land Based Specialist Outdoor Adventure Skills
Water Based Specialist Outdoor Adventure Skills
Progression - say you earnt a stage 1 in bushcraft in Joey Scouts, and in Cub Scouts you earn your stage 2, that means you will earn one progression.
Your Adventurous Journey is a way for you to get out, explore, and put in place the skills you have learnt during Scouting. Your Adventurous Journey should occur whilst working on Milestone 3.
You should consult with a skilled Mentor about your Journey – this could be another Scout with the correct OAS, or an appropriately-skilled adult. The Journey should be a human-powered experience such as bushwalking, cycling, kayaking, sailing etc. The journey itself will be undertaken by you and fellow Scouts with the guide of a leader.
In Scouting, we develop leadership skills through many elements of the program. We also offer Personal Development focused courses to support developing leadership skills.
Personal Development course should cover most of the following things:
A Personal Reflection is a time to think about your time in the section. Consider what you have learnt, how you have achieved your goals, and reflect on your development.
You should have finished all other elements of the Peak Award before you complete your Personal Reflection. This might be one of the last things you do before progressing to the next section, as well.