some thoughts about scouting

some thoughts about scouting

The yearly exam has been finished yesterday. What can I do now? Maybe I should progress more in scouting.

I have so many things planned for this year:

  • first aid (finished)
  • canoeing (elementary) (finished)
  • coxswain mate badge
  • sailing level 3
  • IOI (in July) (not related to scouting)
  • 50 km expedition
  • orange woggle

I still have 3 years as a youth member. I hope I can get the VA and DA in the following years and become a leader. The venture section prepares future leaders. As a scout, I’m going to do my best for future challenges.

Ideally, I want to finish the following on the schedule below:
Nov 2011 : sailing level 3
Dec 2011 : 50 km expedition (on foot)
After finishing these 2 things, I’ll get the VA which is useful for JUPAS.

There is a half-year break next year, from March to August 2012 because next year is my F.7 graduation year. That period is great for me to have some kind of expedition. If things work ideally as above, I hope I can have the 80 km expedition in form of a sailing trip.

I’ve started my AYP already. However, the things in AYP cannot match those in scouting because I’ve already taken some courses such as canoeing, scout expedition course before I started AYP.
As the AYP progress is not the same as my scouting progress, I’ll put my AYP at a lower priority than scouting, if they cannot match. Maybe I’ll finish it after I enter university.

I still haven’t got a permanent partner in sailing. For long-term benefits, I need to get one (or a few) as soon as possible. Maybe I should contact someone I know who have just finished level 2 / is going to take the level 1 & 2 course soon, like Betsy and Stephanie, to create a partnership.

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