Cub Scouts in Thailand

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CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT:

Objectives: This area of the curriculum aims to enable learners to develop value, attitude, behaviour and personality with emphasis on being thoughtful, practical and adaptable through certain learning activities in Ethics Education, Art Education, Physical Education, Music and Dances, and Cub Scouts. Thus the curriculum is designed to cultivate the following characteristics:

  1. Knowledge and understanding of moral and aesthetics principles as well as ability to take care of physical and mental health.
  2. Competence in analysing, criticising, problem-solving, expressing and working cooperatively.
  3. Self-sacrifice, unity, discipline, frugality, honesty, gratitude, love to work and appreciation of exercises.
  4. Interest in learning and ways of working, creativity and application of knowledge in decision making and problem solving in daily life and work.
  5. Ability to improve oneself toward desirable characteristics and to apply knowledge in solving personality problems and personality development.

Cub Scouts (Grades 1-4)

Description: Conducting pack meeting session, practising according to Scouting procedures and organising the following activities: studying, analysing, planning, implementing activities at activity bases with emphasis on den system and concluding results of activities, and closing the session with the following topics:

  1. Pre-Cub Scout: the story of Maowgli, history of Cub Scout, group salute (grand howl) and individual salute, left hand-shaking, fundamental rules for Scout drill, the Promise, the Law of the Pack and Cub Scout mottos.
  2. Cub Scout 1st, 2nd and 3rd Star: hygiene, skills, surveying, exploring nature, safety, services, flags and other countries, handicrafts, outdoor activities, recreation, tying knots, the Promise and the Law of the Pack.

The objective is to enable learners to gain knowledge and understanding about Cub Scout activities; to keep the Promise and practise according to the Law of the Pack and the mottos; to develop observing and memorising habits; to be lively, well disciplined, economical, honest, patient, devoted and unselfish; to help themselves and others; to be good leaders as well as good followers; to work and live with others, to develop interest and conserve nature and environment.

Note: After passing the test in section 1, each learner will receive Cub Scout badge. After participating in all activities and passing all tests, each learner will receive badges of 1st, 2nd and 3rd star, successively.

CUB SCOUT UNIFORM:

Boys wear their normal school uniform, usually khaki or blue shorts and a white shirt, with the addition of a Tiger badge over their left shirt pocket. In Thai, Scouts are called “Luk Sua” which translates as cub of tiger. On the left shoulder there is a coloured triangle badge depicting their six. Below this is a yellow stripe for Seconders and two stripes for Sixers. On the right shoulder there is a name tag for the school and a number tag for their Group and Pack. Below this are the proficiency badges. The cap is blue with a yellow trimming. They also have a tiger badge on the cap. Above this are badges for First Star, Second Star and Third Star, depending on the number of tests successfully completed. The scarf at Sriwittayapaknam School has blue and white stripes. On the back is the badge for our province. Other schools choose different colours.

Girls also wear their normal uniform, usually a white shirt and a blue skirt. Over their left shirt pocket they wear a badge with a figure of a dancing angel. In Thai, girl Cub Scouts are called “Nate Nari”. “Nate” means eye and “Nari” means woman. The cap is blue with a red trimming. The badge on the cap bears the initials of Nate Nari and Indra’s weapon, (Indra is the Hindu God of Thunder). The rest of the uniform is the same as the boys.