The Boy Scouts
Issued by order of the Committee of the Council of
The Boy Scouts Association of Rhodesia
Headquarters: P.O. Box 669, Salisbury
5 PART I General Principles
8 PART II General Organisation
13 PART Ill Warrants & Appointments
19 PART IV Provincial Organisation
24 PART V District Organisation
31 PART VI Group Organisation
42 PART VII Uniform, Emblems and Badges
51 PART VIII General Rules
54 PART IX Decorations and Awards
PART X Admission and Progress Tests and Proficiency Badges
56 Appendix A Insurance
57 B Forms
“RULES ON HOW TO PLAY THE GAME OF SCOUTING”
The Founder, Lord Baden-Powell of Gilwell, stressed that in playing the game of Scouting, the spirit was what mattered and he cautioned us that Scouting was a Movement and must not become just an Organisation. Scouting exists to bring achievement and happiness to individual boys, and the whole apparatus of administration is of no account if it seeks any other purpose. DEFINITIONS
For that reason is has always been the traditional method of Scouting to delegate substantial responsibility and initiative to the man on the spot, relying on the spirit of the Scout Promise and Law to guide those so trusted.
Nevertheless, as the Movement grew it became necessary to adopt an accepted and understood policy, a training programme and incentives which boys could enjoy and share, and a practical organisation to service the aims of the Movement. These are set out in this book. When first introduced the Founder called them “Rules for Playing the Game of Scouting”
- and so they continue to be.
“Association” - The Boy Scouts Association of Rhodesia. Part 1
“Constitution” - The current Constitution of the Boy Scouts Association of Rhodesia.
“District Scouter” - Includes D.C.S.L. and D.S.L. but not Commissioner.
“Group” - The complete unit of twa Sections, Cub Scouts and Scouts. The term “Group” applies to the unit even if it consists of only one section.
“Group Scouter” - Includes Group Scout Leader and any Scouter of any Section of the Group.
“Group Scout Leader” - The term G.S.L. means, where the context so requires, in the absence of a person holding a warrant for this rank, the Scouter who, with the approval of the D.C., is in charge ot the Group.
“Pack” - “Troop” - For brevity these words are used in P.O.R. in place of the correct expressions “Cub Scout Pack”, “Scout Troop”.
“Policy, Organisation and Rules” - The current edition of Policy, Organisation and Rules of The Boy Scouts Association of Rhodesia with promulgated amendments.
“Scout” - includes Cub Scout and Scout.
“Scouter” or “Leader” - Any person who holds a warrant.
Notes: (a) Except in the case of “Cub Scout:’ and “Pack” or where the context otherwise indicates or requires, the above expressions include the corresponding Sea and Air designations.
(b) Except where the context does not admit, “Warrant” includes “Honorable
EXPLANATION OF ABBREVIATIONS
A.C.S.L. Asst. Cub Scout Leader
A.D.S.C. Asst. District Scout Commissioner
A.L.T. Asst. Leader Trainer (holder of an Honorable charge)
A.P.S.C. Asst. Provincial Scout Commissioner
A.S.L. Asst. Scout Leader
C.C. Chief Scout Commissioner
C.S.L. Cub Scout Leader
D.C.C. Deputy Chief Scout Commissioner
D.C.S.L. District Cub Scout Leader
D.S.C. District Scout Commissioner
D.S.L. District Scout Leader
G.S.L. Group Scout Leader
H.Q. Headquarters of The Boy Scouts Association of Rhodesia
L.T. Leader Trainer (holder of an Honorable Charge)
P.L. Patrol Leader
P.O.R. Policy Organisation and Rules.
P.S.C. Provincial Scout Commissioner
S.L. Scout Leader
Aim and Method
1. The Aim of the Boy Scouts Association of Rhodesia is to develop good citizenship among boys by forming their character; training them in habits of observation, obedience and self-reliance; inculcating loyalty, patriotism, courage and thoughtfulness for others; teaching them services useful to the public and handicrafts useful to themselves; and promoting their physical, mental and spiritual developments. PART II
The Method of achieving the aim of the Association is by providing an attractive scheme of progressive training in an outdoor setting wherever possible, and based on the Scout Law and Promise voluntarily subscribed to by every boy or adult desiring membership and guided by adult leadership.
Scout Law and Promise
2. The Scout Law is:
1. A Scout’s honour is to be trusted.
2. A Scout is loyal to his country, his parents, his Scouters, his employers and to those under him.
3. A Scout’s duty is to be useful and to help others.
4. A Scout is a friend to all, and a brother to every other Scout.
5. A Scout is courteous.
6. A Scout is a friend to animals.
7. A Scout obeys orders of his parents, Patrol Leader or Scout Leader.
8. A Scout has courage and is cheerful in all difficulties.
9. A Scout is thrifty, he makes good use of his time and takes proper care of possesions and property.
10. A Scout is clean in thought, word and deed.
The Scout Promise is:
“On my honour I promise that I will do my best - To do my duty to God, and my country, To help other people
and to keep the Scout Law”.
3. The Cub Scout Law is:
A Cub Scout always does his best
Thinks of others before himself
and tries to do a good turn every day.
The Cub Scout Promise is:
“I promise that I will do my best - To do my duty to God, and my country To help other people
and to keep the Cub Scout Law.
4. All Scouts, Scouters and Instructors must declare their acknowledgement of the Scout Law and the principles of the Movement by making the Scout Promise as an essential qualification for membership or appointment. All Cub Scouts make the simpler form of Promise.
5. Any person, on becoming a member of the Movement may make the Scout Promise, even though not obliged to do so by these Rules, but this, of itself, does not entitle that person to wear Scout uniform nor to exercise any right or privilege unless provided in these rules.
6. The Scout Movement includes members of many different forms of religion. The
following policy has received the approval of the heads of the leading religious bodies:
(i) Each invested member of the Movement shall be encouraged:
(a) to make every effort to progress in his understanding and observance of the Promise ‘To do my duty to God’
(b) to belong to some religious body, and
(c) to carry into daily practice what he professes.
(ii) If a Scout does not belong to a religious body the Scouter responsible for his training must endeavour to put him in touch with one, which ~ if possible, be that to which his parents belong or into which he may in the past have been formally admitted: the approval of the Scout’s parents must be obtained.
(iii) If a Sponsored (Closed) Group is restricted to members of one particular form of religion or denomination the Sponsoring Authority is responsible for the religious training of the Scouts and it is the duty of the G.S.L. to encourage the attendance of all members of the Group at such religious instruction and observances as the Sponsoring Authority may consider desirable. The Sponsoring Authority, as such, is not responsible for other matters of Scout Training. (The Organisation of a Sponsored Group is described in Rule 172-173.
(iv) If the Group is composed of members of various forms of religion they should be encouraged to attend the services of their own form of religion. Group Church Parades will not be held and any form of daily prayer or divine service in camp should be of the simplest character, attendance being voluntary.
(v) Where it is not permissible under a rule of the religion of any Scout to attend religious observances other than those of his own form of religion, his G.S.L. must make certain that this i~ known by all Leaders concerned with the Scout’s training so that they may ensure that such a rule is strictly observed whilst he is under their control.
Combined Religious Services, and Scouts’ Own Service
7. (i) Attendance by Scouts of various forms of religion at a combined Service is allowed with the permission of the D.S.C. and the religious authorities concerned. Such attendance should be voluntary and Rule 6(v) must be observed.
(ii) Gatherings of Scouts, to be known by the name of Scouts’ Own may be held for the worship of God and to promote a fuller realisation of the Scout Promise and Law. These gatherings are to be supplementary to, and not in substitution for the religious observances referred to in Rule 6.
8. The policy of the Association in regard to the giving of sex education to Scouts is contained in the pamphlet “Sex education in the Scout Group”. Scouters must refrain from any instruction not strictly in accordance with the principles therein stated.
9. The Scout Movement is not connected with any political body. Members of the
Association in uniform, or acting as representatives of the Association, must not take part
in any political meetings or activities.
10. The Association, being a non-political body, its assistance must not be given to any side in any industrial dispute. If any recognised public authority announces that voluntary works are required in order to avoid grave public danger or inconvenience resulting from such a situation, there is no objection to a G.S.L. with the consent of the D.S.C., offering the assistance of his Scout Troop to such authority. Similarly a D.S.C. may offer the assistance of a local District Service Team. In none of these cases, however, must any compulsion be brought to bear on any individual member of the Association to volunteer his services and no penalty may be imposed on any member who declines to offer his service in this way.
11. The Association depends on the support of the public and the Movement for the expanses of Headquarters and staff, for services rendered to the Movement and for general organisation. Every Province is required to pay an annual sum, as determined by the Committee of the Council, to Headquarters. The means by which this sum is raised is left to the discretion of each individual Province. A Balance Sheet and Income and Expenditure Account are presented to the Scout Council.
12. Groups, District Scout Councils and Provincial Scout Councils are expected to support themselves locally, but no unit may make an appeal for funds, or otherwise attempt to raise money, outside its own area.
13. Groups are not allowed to issue any form of general appeal, unless permitted by the District Scout Council and the D.S.C. in exceptional circumstances. In giving such permission the Council and the D.S.C. must designate the exact area in which the appeal may be made which may not, in any event, overstep the boundaries of the District.
14. (i) The Spirit of the Movement is that, on the part of the boys themselves, money should be earned and not solicited.
(ii) Provided the Group or District Scout Council is responsible for raising a reasonable part of its funds, the acceptance of grant-aid or loans is not contrary to the policy of this rule.
(iii) Subject to any directions issued by the Committee of the Council, applications for grants or loans from whatever source, made by Groups, District or Provincial Councils must be forwarded through Headquarters.
15. (i) Scouters and Scouts must not take part in Street sales or collections, either for their own funds or for other institutions or charities, nor in any method of touting the public, but they may assist institutions or charities as messengers or in other capacities. They may also assist under proper supervision in the selling of programmes at a fixed price at recognised entertainments.
(ii) Authority may, however, be given under special circumstances by Headquarters for Scouters or Scouts to take part in sales or collections for a specific occasion or limited period of time.
NOTE Attention is drawn to the requirements of the Children’s Protection and Adoption Act and the Welfare Organisations Act.
16. All members of the Movement, acting as such, must observe the provision of Rule 15, and must not countenance or be concerned in any public method of raising money for Scout or other purposes which is in any way contrary to the law of the land, or likely to encourage Scouts in the practice of gambling.
Rules 17, 18, 19, 20- VACANT
Chief Scout Commilsioner and Assistants
Scout Council and Committee of Council
Provincial Scout Commissioner and Assistants
with Provincial Scout Council
District Scout Commissioner and Assistants
with District Scout Council
Group Scout Leader
with Group Scouters’ Meeting and
with Scout Group
Cub Scout Leader (C.S.J...) Scout Leader (S.L.)
(and A.C.S.L.s) (and A.S.L.s)
Cub Scout Pack Scout Troop
Sixers Patrol Leaders
with Sixes with Patrols
Legal StatusPART III
21. (i) The Boy Scouts Association, founded in the year 1907 by Lieutenant-General Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, later Lord Baden-Powell of Gilwell, was incorporated by Royal Charter by His Majesty King George V in 1912, for the purpose of instructing boys of all classes in the principles of discipline, loyalty and good citizenship.
(ii) The Boy Scouts Association of Rhodesia is registered as a Branch of the United
Kingdom Scout Association until such time as it gains independent membership of the
World Scout Conference of the World Bureau. It operates under its own constitution.
(iii) The World Bureau is controlled by a World Committee elected biennially by the
World Conference, and is administered by a Director appointed by the World Committee.
Its Headquarters are in Geneva.
22. (i) By the Boy Scouts Association Act (Chapter 300) of Rhodesia the activities and interests of the Association are furthered and protected in this country.
(ii) The Association is also registered at Provincial and Headquarters level under the Welfare Organisations Act 1966.
Note lntermsof this Act, Provinces are required to comply with the following requirements:
1. Render to the Registrar of Welfare Organizations -
(a) within twenty-one days of the completion of the audit required in terms of the Welfare Organizations Act 1966, a certified copy of the audited accounts and any report thereon;
(b) within twenty-one days of election, a return of the names and addresses of the office bearers.
2. No Province shall authorize any other organization to collect on its behalf unless the latter organization is registered in terms of the Act or has been granted temporary authority in terms of the Act.
23. The Administration, management and control of the Association is vested in the Chief Scout, the Chief Scout Commissioner and the Scout Council of Rhodesia in terms of the Constitution. The general scheme of organisation in Rhodesia is set out in the accompanying chart which shows the system of decentralisation.
24. The Management of the business of the Council is vested in an Executive Committee of the Council appointed in terms of the Constitution.
25. Membership is open to all residents of Rhodesia.
Membership is voluntary and there shall be no discrimination as to admission for any reason of race, creed, sect or class.
The following are members of the Movement:
(a) Scouts who are members of a registered Group.
(c) Persons holding Non-warranted or Honorary rank or appointments as in rules 53
(d) Members of Group Councils appointed in accordance with Rule 192.
(e) Members of District and Provincial Scout Councils.
(f) Members of the Scout Council.
26. (i) In viewof the responsibility to parents and of the dangers which have been found to exist, District Scout Councils and D.S.Cs. must take every precaution to ensure that no-one whose moral character is open in any way to suspicion is admitted to the Movement, and they must show no false mercy in any case where such a person has gained admission. Where circumstances indicate that a criminal offence may have been committed, the D.S.C. must ensure that the Police are informed.
(ii) Where any person, whose character and past history are not fully known, or a person known in the past who returns to a locality after a period of residence elsewhere, makes an offer of service in any of the capacities listed in Rule 25 (b) (c) (d) or (e) or seeks to be associated in any way with the Movement or any member of it as such, the offer must be reported immediately to the D.S.C. who will at once consult H.Q. H.Q. will furnish a confidential report and until this is received the person concerned must not be permitted to commence service or association.
(iii) In the absence of the D.S.C. or any A.D.S.C., or in the case of urgency, the Scouter in charge of any Group concerned must communicate direct with Headquarters.
27. In addition to other methods subsequently provided in P.O.R., the membership of
any person may be determined by resolution of the Executive Committee of the Council.
The Committee shall not be under any obligation to state its reasons for such action.
28. The Association is not subject to control by any Department of Government.
29. The Association desires friendly relations with other national organisations of a nonpolitical character having similar aims. In the case of Churches and certain organisations special rules apply with regard to the registration of Groups, as set out in Rules 171-178.
30. The Association shall to the best of its ability carry out its obligations to the Boy Scouts
World Bureau and promote friendship and co-operation with other recognised national
Boy Scouts Associations of the World.
31. (i) The constitution, organisation and finance of the Girl Guides Association in Rhodesia is entirely separate from those of the Boy Scouts Association of Rhodesia.
(ii) Co-operation between the two Associations and their various branches should be as close as possible, and particularly as in Rules 97 (xi), 110 (v), 128 (x) and 133 (iii) but, except as set out in Rule 31 (c) Scouts and Girl Guides should not be trained together.
(iii) The following forms of training of Scouts and Girl Guides may be encouraged where the circumstances are suitable:
(a) Joint training of Cub Scouts and Brownies in Schools, or in other exceptional cases authorised by the D.S.C. and the Guide Commissioner. In such cases, however, the Brownie Pack requires a separate registration which is dealt with by the Girl Guides Association and the C.S.L., who must be a woman, must also hold a warrant as Brown Owl issued by the Girl Guides Association.
(b) Joint training of Scouts and Guides may be encouraged where there is a demand for mixed activities and competent leaders are available. In every case there must be proper supervision.
(c) Co-operation between older Scouts and Rangers, as a means of training. In all cases a progran~me must be previously drawn up and subsequently adhered to, and the approval of the respective Commissioners must first be obtained. The follawing joint acitivities are suggested: Dramatics and other entertainments~ Folk-dancing, play centre work, debates, joint representation on committees in connection with camping and with training for joint service; occasional socials, hikes and rambles.
(d) Joint camping of Scouts and Guides is permitted under certain circumstances sut~ect to consultation and agreement between the Scout and Guide Commissioners concerned with the advance approval of Scout and Guide H.Q.
(e) In certain circumstances H.Q. will recognise mixed units which include members of both Scout and Guide Movements in the 16 to 23 year age group. Instructions regarding their formation may be obtained by P.S.C.s from H.Q. These units will come under the direct aegis of the respective Chief Commissioners.
An exchange of Scout and Girl Guide training instructors is permissable for the teaching of subjects in which they are especially proficient, but must be arranged through the respective Commissioners.
Trustees and Property
32. In terms of the Constitution of The Boy Scouts Association of Rhodesia, all patent rights and immovable property acquired by any part of The Boy Scouts Association of Rhodesia shall be vested in the Trustees of The Boy Scouts Association of Rhodesia and the title deeds of all immovable property shall be held by the Trustees in the name of the Association. The prior approval of H.Q. must be obtained before a Group embarks on the acquisition of immovable property or the erection of buildings. H.Q. will obtain the assistance of the Honorary Legal Adviser in regard to transfers and other agreements made by or on behalf of the Association with other bodies.
33 All communications sent to H.Q. are to be addressed to the Secretary.
34. All correspondence will normally follow the lines indicated by the orgainsation chart, except where otherwise directed or In special cases of matters of extreme urgency.
35. Correspondence relating to the Association must not be addressed to any Department of Government or to any Embassy or Legation e,ccept through Headquarters.
36. No member of the Movement may express opinions on any matter of Scout policy or principles in the public press or in any sound or television broadcast or other medium without the prior authority of H.Q.
Conduct of Meetings at Provincial and District Levels
37. In the Provincial and District Scout Councils, their Executive Committees and their sub-Committees, the following shall be entitled to vote on a motion or other matter:
The Chairman Representative members
Ex-officio members Elected members
Questions arising at any meeting shall be decided by a majority of votes and in case of an equality of votes the Chairman shall not have a second or casting vote but the motion shall be deemed not to have been carried.
38. (i) A quorum for the Provincial Scout Council, Provincial Executive Committee and sub-Committee shall be determined by resolution of the Provincial Scout Council.
(ii) A quorum for the District Scout Council and District Executive committee shall be as laid down in the District Bye Laws.
(iii) A quorum for the District sub-Committees shall be as determined by resolution of the District Executive Committee.
39. An annual census is taken from the Annual Registration returns as at 30th June. The necessary forms and instructions are issued to all proper authorities without application.
40. The Motto of the Association is “Be Prepared”.
41. (a) The Scout Sign is made by placing the fingers as shown in figure (a) and is used to show that a Scout is a member of the brotherhood of Scouting. It may be made with either hand, in any position, except as detailed in Rule 43 and except at the level of the right shoulder which is reserved for the Investiture as detailed below.
(i) For an Investiture the Scout Sign is given with the right hand at the level of the right shoulder.
(ii) When re-affirming the promise the Scout Sign is given as in the Investiture.
(b) The Scout Sign is used by all members of the Movement and all Sections.
42. The following are the methods of saluting:
(a) All ranks salute as in figure (b) passing a stick or thumbstick into the left hand.
(b) If the hands are occupied, the salute is given by turning the head and eyes smartly to the right or left as the case may be.
43. Salutes are given on the following occasions and are used irrespective of whether the head is bare or covered:
(a) As a greeting: Scouts, Scouters and other persons holding honorary or non-warranted ranks, salute each other. The first to see the other should be the first to salute irrespective of rank. These salutes are given whether in uniform or not.
(b) As a token of respect: At the hoisting of the National Flag, and the flags of other countries: at the playing of the National Anthem; to uncased colours, to Scout Flags and to funerals.
(c) Marc Past: The leader of the unit in the march past gives the order at the first saluting point, either “Eyes right” or “Eyes left”, and he alone salutes. The Scouts will turn the head and eyes smartly in thf direction ordered. When the leader reaches the second saluting point the order “Eyes front” is given, whereupon all heads and eyes lht smartly to the front and he completes his salute.
(d) No salute is given:
(i) In church. All ranks stand at the “Alert”.
(ii) On all parades other than in church, and whenever a body of Scouts is standing; the senior on parade calls the Scouts to the “Alert” and he alone salutes.
(iii) In the case of any marching body of Scouts, the senior only salutes.
(iv) When flags are being lowered. In this case Scouts will stand at the alert facing the flag.
44. Invested members of the Movement shake hands with the left hand.
45. The training of Leaders is designed to help them to bring better Scouting to the Scouts they lead. It is therefore an integral part of every Scouter’s activity which he is expected to undertake so far as he is able to do so. Equally, those engaged in the training of Scouters are not a separate entity but an integral part of the main structure of Scouting.
46. Training of Leaders will follow the pattern laid down by the World Scout Bureau and will involve training towards the award of the Wood Badge and Technical and Specialist courses.
Instructors, Administrators, Advisers and members of District Service Teams also may undertake this training and should be encouraged to do so. Details of the training scheme are given in the pamphlet ‘The Training of Scouters’ available from Headquarters.
47. Initial Training should be provided immediately on appointment, and is the responsibility of the District Scout Commissioner as laid down by H.Q.
48. Leader Training subsequent to the Initial Training is the responsibility of the Training Team working in co-operation with Provincial and District Scout Commissioners. The Training Team consists of Leader Trainers and Assistant Leader Trainers appointed in terms of Rules 103-106.
49. The co-ordination, development and supervision of Leader Training will be the special responsibility of a Commissioner appointed at H.Q.
Note: The Leader Training Award is described in Rule 292.
Rule 50 vacant.
APPOINTMENTS AND WARRANTS
51. Warrant is the evidence of the holder’s authority to perform the functions of the rank specified therein and no other functions may be performed without authority. While there is a recognised seniority for the purpose of organisation and discipline of the Association, there is no promotion in the accepted sense of the term. The policy governing appointments is that the rank for which a warrant is issued is decided by the experience, capabilities and qualities of the Scouter, who is appointed to a position for which he seems best suited.
52. The appointment of the Chief Scout, the Chief Scout Commissioner, the Deputy Chief Commissioner and Headquarters Commissioners is gowerned by the Constitution of the Boy Scouts Association of Rhodesia.
53. Warrants are issued by H.Q. at its discretion, to Scouters of the following ranks:
Commissioners (P.S.C., A.P.S.C., D.S.C., Travelling Commissioner, A.D.S.C., Leader Trainers, Commissioners and Asst. Commissioners of certain Camp sites.)
District Scouters (D.C.S.L., D.S.L., District Service Team Leader, where desired.) Group Scouters (G.S.L, C.S.L., A.C.S.L., S.L., A.S.L.)
54. Warrants are not Issued for the following appointments but a Certificate of Appointment may be issued by the authority by whom the appointment is made:
(i) Honorary ranks conferred by Headquarters or the P.S.C. under Rule 97 (v) or by the
D.S.C. under Rule 150.
(ii) Instructors appointed by the D.S.C. : Rule 146
Examiners appointed by the D.S.C. : Rule 146
Cub Scout Instructors appointed by the G.S.L. : Rule 211
Administrators including Adviser Provincial, District or Group appointments
District Service Team Leader Rule 55 (when Warrant is not desired)
(iii) The procedure to be observed and the precautions adopted (including enquiry in accordance with Rule 26) are the same as in the case of a Scouter.
(iv) Non-warranted appointments may wear uniform as in part VII
55. Administrators include the following categories of appointment:
(i) Chairmen, Secretaries and Treasurer.
Appointed for National, Provincial, District and Group Scout Councils in accordance
with the terms of their constitutions and with functions as laid down in these Rules.
Appointed as in Rule 146.
Appointed by the Provincial or District Executive Committees under local arrangements of the following:
Provincial Appointments District Appointments
Specialist Activities Specialist Activities
Sea Activities Chaplain
Air Activities Extension
Chaplain Information Officer
The functions of an Adviser are:
(a) To advise the Commissioner of the area of his appointment on the aeveuopment of the acitivity.
(b) To maintain liaison with Bodies who can be of assistance in the development of the activity.
(c) In co-operation with the appropriate Commissioner(s) to promote specialist courses and other events which may be necessary.
56. Ladies, whilst eligible for Non-warranted appointments may only hold warranted rank in the Cub Scout Section or Extension branch of the Movement, except in special circumstances and particularly as provided in Rules 166 and 219.
57. A parson may not hold two or more warrants, and/or other appointments, unless he has the time and ability to carry Out satisfactorily the duties involved. In every case these are subject to the approval of the District Scout Councils and D.S.C.s concerned, where the appointments are in different Districts, and in addition, of the P.S.C.s where more than one Province is affected.
Validity of Warrants and Appointments
58. Warrants and Honorable Charges are valid as follows:
Leader Trainer for the whole country.
Asst. Leader Trainer for the Province specified in the warrant
D.S.C., A.D.S.C. for the District specified in the warrant
Camp Commissioner and
Assts. Camp Commissioner for the Camp site specified in the warrant
District Scouter for the District specified in the warrant
Group Scouter for the Group specified in the warrant
59. Unless cancelled in terms of Rule 74 Warrants are valid for the following periods:
Commissioners - until the third 31st December following the date of issue and thereafter renewable for successive periods of three years.
District Scouters - until 30th June but one year after the date of issue, and thereafter renewable for successive periods of two years.
Group Scouters - until cancelled.
Certificates of Appointment, except in the case of Honorary ranks which are annual appointments, must specify a period of validity not exceeding three years. Re-appointment may be made on expiry.
60. The minimum and maximum age limits are as follows:
Group Scout Leader 30 (may be appointed between the ages of 25 to 30
if specially recommended by the D.S.C.)
Cub Scout Leader 20
Assts. Cub Scout Leader 18
Scout Leader 20
Asst. Scout Leader 18
Cub Scout Instructor 1 5
The maximum age limit for Leader Warrant Holders working within a group is 55 years.
Other than Group level, 65 years.
The maximum age limit for Cub Scout Instructors is 20.
NOTE The maximum age limit does not apply to Administrators and Advisers.
Applications - Commissioners
61. Warrants for the rank of P.S.C. are dealt with by Headquarters and no application is necessary.
62. Recommendation for the issue of warrants for other Commissioners are made by
Provinces to H.Q. on Form G.C. who will in all cases observe the precautions laid down in
Applications - District and Group Scouters
63. Recommendations for the issue of warrants for District and Group Scouters are made by the District Scout Council and the D.S.C. jointly in accordance with the procedure set out in the following rules.
64. The District Scout Council must immediately inform the D.S.C. of any application and vice versa.
65. After clearance, where necessary, under Rule 26, applicants for Warrants as District Scouters and Group Scouters must in the first place be nominated to the District Scout Council by a member of the Council or some other person of repute, who, in either case, knows the applicant personally and can vouch for his character and general suitability.
66. In the case of applications for Scouters of Sponsored Groups (see Rules 171-1 72) such nomination must be made by the Sponsoring Authority as in Rule 172 (f).
67. Applicants for warrants as Group Scouters must (after nomination under Rule 64 and 65) serve for a probationary period of three months during which the D.S.C. will arrange for the Initial Training of the applicant (see rules 47). The probationary period for applicants who are to be appointed A.S.L.s and A.C.S.L.s may commence at the age of 17 years 8 months.
68. When a Group Warrant is held, a change of rank within the Group concerned must be dealt with in the same manner as set out in Rule 67, except that where the new warrant will be in the same section of the Group the probationary period may be dispensed with if the D.S.C. agrees.
69. The District Scout Council must satisfy itself in every case that the applicant is fully fitted by character and pervious history to be entrusted with the care of boys, and has, in particular:
(a) The necessary qualifications required by the rule relating to the rank to which the applicant is to be appointed.
(b) A full appreciation of the religious and moral aim of Scouting.
(c) Personal standing and character such as will ensure a good moral influence and sufficient steadfastness of purpose to carry out the work with energy and perseverance.
(d) A willingness to avail himself of any facilities offered for training appropriate to his rank.
70. In the case of the Group Scouter, other than G.S.L., the District Scout Council must ascertain that the G.S.L approves the recommendation for a warrant.
71. The D.S.C. must in every case satisfy himself independently of the District Scout Council that the applicant is qualified and suitable as in Rules 66-69, and that the foregoing procedure is properly observed.
72. When both the District Scout Council and the D.S.C. are satisfied, recommendations are made to H.Q. on form G duly completed and sent to H.Q. through the P.S.C.
73. When recommendation is refused on the grounds that the person is undesirable or unfit to have charge of boys, a report by the D.S.C. must be sent to H.Q. through the P.S.C.
Cancellation of Warrants and Appointments
74. (i) Cancellation is the process whereby the rank and authority grantea by tne issue OT a warrant or certificate of appointment is withdrawn from the holder by H.Q. The grounds for cancellation of a warrant are that:
(a) The holder wishes to resign; or
(b) The holder has discontinued or failed to perform the duties for which it was issued; or
(c) The holder is notified that a recommendation is to be made by the appropriate authority that his Warrant is to be cancelled and he acquiesces; or
(d) The Warrant or certificate of appointment has expired and is not recommended for renewal at the appropriate time; or
(e) Cancellation is recommended following suspension under Rules 77-83.
(ii) In all cases other than those following suspension, warrants are cancelled by Headquarters at its discretion, as follows:
(a) P.S.C. - at the sole discretion of Headquarters
(b) Other Commissioners - on the recommendation of the P.S.C.
(c) District and Group Scouters - on the recommendation of the D.S.C. and
District Scout Council.
(iii) In every case where the holder of a warrant or Certificate of Appointment has not requested or acquiesced in cancellation, he shall be suspended under the procedure laid down in Rules 77-83 and shall be given notice of the intention to cancel the warrant or Certificate of Appointment and of the grounds for cancellation. He shall be informed that he is suspended and that he will be given the opportunity to state his case (as in Rule 188).
75. (i) In the case of a sponsored Group, the Sponsoring Authority is entitled to be heard by the District Scout Council and D.S.C. in any matter concerning the cancellation of the warrant of any Scouter of the Group.
(ii) Where the Sponsoring Authority of a Church Group expresses himself dissatisfied with a Scouter of the Group, the District Scout Council and the D.S.C. shall give effect to his views, provided that the objection is based solely on the ground that the Scouter is not fulfilling his religious duties either by example or precept. Where, however, any other question, such as moral character or technical efficiency, is involved, the matter must be dealt with in accordance with Rules 77-79 and 81-83.
76. After cancellation, a warrant may be returned to the holder by Headquarters at its discretion, provided his service has been satisfactory.
77. (I) ln every case where:
(a) There appears to be proper reasons for the cancellation of a warrant or letter of appointment but the circumstances require further investigation or the holder does not accept or acquiesce in its cancellation; or
(b) a recommendation is to be made that the membership of a holder of a warrant or a letter of appointment should be determined under Rule 26; or
(c) for any other reason it appears desirable in the interests of the Movement, a warrant will be suspended as follows:
P.S.C.s - by H.Q.
Other Commissioners; by the P.S.C.
District or Group Scouters by the D.S.C. or District Scout Council. or the appointment will be suspended by the authority by whom the appointment was made.
(ii) Suspension of all Scouters in a District or of all of a group respectively may result from the suspension of the District Scout Council under Rule 125 or of the Group under Rule 179.
78. A person thus suspended must, for the time being surrender any warrant in accordance with Rule 84, refrain from participating in any activity connected with the Movement, and must not wear uniform or badges. Any rank or appointment held in the Movement by such person is to be considered vacant for the time being. Any case of difficulty arising under this rule should be referred to Headquarters.without delay.
79. Suspension is a temporary measure; it must be followed without delay by a full enquiry conducted in accordance with the rules of natural justice.
80. A P.S.C. who has suspended any Commissioner, Adviser or Administrator in his Province must immediately report the case with full details to H.Q., who will give directions for the convening and conduct of a Committee of Enquiry.
81. Where within a District a Warrant holder, an Instructor, a District Service Team Leader or member, or a Group Administrator has been suspended, the D.S.C. will at once notify the following persons:
The Provincial Scout Commissioner,
The Secretary, H.Q.,
The District Chariman,
The Sponsoring Authority (if a Sponsored Group is involved),
The Travelling Commissioner.
If suspension has been initiated by the District Scout Council they must notify the U.S.C.
82. On reciept of such notification, the Secretary, H.Q., will send directions as to the composition and convening and conduct of a Committee of Enquiry and such information and instructions as may be required.
83. After full enquiry as directed in Rule 82, a full report must be sent to H.Q. by or through the P.S.C. as the case may be, with such recommendations as he may consider necessary. H.Q. will notify the person concerned, the P.S.C. and the District Scout Council whether the suspension is to be withdrawn or the warrant or appointment cancelled. In the event of cancellation of the Warrant, the person concerned shall have the right of Appeal through the correct channels to the P.S.C. of his or her Province, whose decision shall be final.
Return of Warrants
84. All warrants remain the property of H.Q. and must be returned to the Secretary at any time on demand without his being calledupon to state any reasons.
85. Warrants must otherwise be returned by the holders, whether demand is made or not, as follows:
P.S.C. direct to H.Q.
Commissioners to the P.S.C.
District and Group Scouters to the D.S.C. or is so directed to the Secretary of the District Scout Council
in any of the following circumstances:
(a) On the resignation of a warrant holder.
(b) On cancellation under Rule 74.
(c) On suspension under Rule 77.
86. The P.S.C. on returning a warrant to H.Q. for any reason must report the circumstances. If the warrant is that of a Commissioner the report must be made on Form X.
87. The D.S.C. when returning the warrant of any District or Group Scouter must attach a report on Form W and, where the circumstances are such as to show that the person concerned has failed to render satisfactory service, or is in any way undesirable as a member of the Movement or unfit to have charge of boys, the report must be sent to Headquarters through the P.S.C.
In any case where a warrant has been cancelled under Rule 74 and the Scouter concerned has failed to return his warrant, a report on Form W will nevertheless be submitted and the fact noted thereon. See also Rule 86.
Disagreement of District Scout Council and D.S.C.
88. If in any question relating to a warrant, the District Scout Council and D.S.C. are unable to agree, the matter must be referred to the P.S.C. who will decide it and, where it appears that a person is undesirable, or has failed to render satisfactory service, will report his decision to H.Q.
89. (I) Where a Scouter takes up work with another Group or in another District or Province, the former warrant must be cancelled and returned in accordance with Rules 74 (i) and 85 and an application for the issue of a new warrant must be made in the ordinary way.
(ii) It is most important that the new address of any Scouter leaving a district should be entered on form W by the D.S.C. in order that H.Q. may be able to inform the D.S.C. of the District to which the Scouter is going.
Rule 90. - vacant.
91. The Scout ProvincesPART V
(i) Rhodesia is divided for administrative purposes into five Scout Provinces which correspond generally with the civil Provinces. Where it is desirable in the interests of the Groups affected, the Provincial boundaries may be veiled by agreement of the Provincial Scout Commissioners concerned with approval of H.Q.
(ii) It is desirable that the Girl Guide Provincial Commissioners should be consulted when considering boundaries.
92. The Provincial President is appointed by H.Q. for a period of five years, after consultation with the P.S.C. and the Provincial Executive. The appointment may be renewed for a further five years.
93. The appointment ranks as that of Honorary Commissioner: no warrant, but a letter of appointment, is issued by H.Q.
94. The function of the Provincial President is to encourage the welfare and progress of the Movement in the Province.
95. The Provincial President may, if he desires, wear uniform as in rule 262 and badges as in rule 277.
Provincial Scout Commissioner
96. The Provincial Scout Commissioner is appointed by H.Q. with a warrant in accordance with Part III.
97. The functions of the P.S.C. in his Province are generally to be responsible to H.Q. for the welfare, progress, and training of the Movement, and for the maintenance of the Policy, Organisation and Rules of the Association, and in particular:
(i) To promote the organisation and effective working of the Provincial Scout Council.
(ii) To act in conjunction with the Provincial Scout Council in all matters connected with Provincial finance and property, and in the appointment and retirement of the Provincial Treasurer and Provincial Secretary.
(iii) To secure the services of persons suitable for appointment as Commissioners, and to deal with questions concerning their warrants as set out in Part III.
(iv) To promote the organisation and effective working of the Districts in his Province and to deal with questions concerning their registration and to receive from District Scout Councils, within four months of the end of the Scout year, copies of their annual report and audited accounts including schedules of their property.
(v) To confer, at his discretion, until 31st December following, the corresponding Honorary rank upon a Commissioner giving up his warrant, with power to renew from year to year.
(vi) To deal with questions relating to decorations and awards under Part IX.
(vii) To perform or otherwise to arrange for the performance of functions of the D.S.C. in any District during a vacancy in that office.
(viii) To give decisions and, where so provided, to report to Headquarters all matters referred to him as directed in P.O.R. and, in particular in any case of disagreement between a D.S.C. and District Scout Council.
(ix) To settle any dispute relating to Scouting between members of the Movement, appointing if necessary, an independent arbitrator whose decision must be accepted as final by all parties concerned. Any dispute not confined to Members of the Movement in one District which the P.S.C. is unable to settle at an early stage must be referred to Headquarters.
(x) To attend, if he so desires, meetings of the Executive Committee of the Council in accordance with Rule 24.
(xi) To co-operate and maintain relations, with the Girl Guides and other Youth organisations in the Province and to ensure that the Movement’s interests are fully represented.
98. (i) When the Provincial Scout Commissionership is vacant, the functions are performed by H.Q. or by someone deputed by Headquarters for the purpose.
(ii) A Deputy Provincial Scout Commissioner may be appointed to assist the Provincial Scout Commissioner in the functions set out in Rule 97.
99. P.S.C.s wear uniform as in rule 261 and badges as in rules 267, 270, 276, and 279.
Assistant Provincial Scout Commissioners
100. Asst. P.S.cS. are appointed by H.Q. with warrants in accordance with Part Ill.
101. Such appointments are for the purpose of assisting the P.S.C. in the following matters:
(a) For general duties in the whole province.
(b) For general duties in a specified part of the Province.
(c) For special duties, i.e.
Cub Scouts Scouts
Sea Scouts Air Scouts
Extension Activities, International
Public Relations, Schools
(d) In cases of (b) and (c) the special nature of the appointment is indicated on the warrant.
102. Asst P.S.C.s wear uniform as in Rule 261, and badges as in Rule 267, 269 and 276.
103. Leader Trainers and Assistant Leader Trainers for the Training of Scouters are appointed in the same way as Assistant Provincial Scout Commissioners as set out in Part Ill.
104. One person selected from the Leader Trainers of the Province may be recommended for appointment as Assistant P.S.C. (Leader Training) in which case a warrant for Assistant P.S.C. under Rule 101 (c) will be issued.
105. (i) Leader Trainers and their Assistants are selected for their suitability to train
Scouters. They are recommended to Headquarters by the P.S.C. and on appointment
receive a special type of warrant termed an Honorable Charge.
(ii) The Rules relating to Commissioner’s warrants as set out in Part Ill apply to
106. The functions of Leader Trainers and Asst. Leader Trainers are:
(i) To assist Provincial Scout Commissioners in encouraging and providing facilities for the training of Leaders.
(ii) To organise Basic Leader Training and Advanced Leader Training Courses, as required in the Provinces and Districts.
107. Leader Trainers and Asst. Leader Trainers wear uniform as in Rule 261, and badges as in Rules 267 270, 276, and 279.
108. The Provincial Chairman is appointed by the Provincial Scout Council after consultation with the Provincial Scout Commissioner, the Provincial President and H.Q.
Functions of the Provincial Chairmen
109. (i) To work in close collaboration with the Provincial Scout Commissioner to encourage the welfare and progress of the Movement in the Province.
(ii) To act as Chairman of the Provincial Scout Council and the Provincial Executive Committee and to promote the effective working of them.
(iii) To maintain contqct with all District Chairmen in the Province to promote the organisation and effective working of their Councils.
Provincial Scout Council
110. A Provincial Scout Council is appointed in each Province and consists of:
Chairman: The Provincial Chairman
(i) Ex-officio members:
(a) The Provincial President
(b) Provincial Vice-Presidents
(c) The Provincial Chairman
(d) The Provincial Scout Commissioner
(e) The Provincial Secretary and Provincial Treasurer.
(f) All Asst. Provincial Commissioners
(g) Leader Trainers and Asst. Leader Trainers
(h) Provincial Advisers
(i) All District Scout Commissioners
(j) All District Chairmen (or their nominees)
(ii) Invited member - The Travelling Commissioner
(iii) Nominated members - Persons rrominated annually by the Provincial Scout Commissioner in consultation with the Provincial Chairman.
(iv) Representative member - One nominated Group Scouter representative of each District Scout Council.
(v) Co-opted members - Persons co-opted annually by the Provincial Scout Council including representatives of Bodies with which it is desired to maintain co-operation, e.g. Girl Guides, Education authorities, religious bodies and other Organisations.
NOTE: (a) The total of the persons nominated by the Provincial Scout Commissioner and parsons co-opted to the Provincial Scout Council may not exceed in number the total of ex-officio members and District Scout Council Representatives.
(b) Unless they are paid employees, the Provincial Secretary and Provincial Treasurer
are elected or re-elected annually.
Functions of the Provincial Scout Council
111. (i) To encourage the development of the Movement in the Province.
(ii) To act in conjunction with the Provincial Scout Commissioner in the appointment and retirement of the Provincial Treasurer and Provincial Secretary.
(iii) To appoint at its annual meeting two representatives, (one Scouter and one lay) to serve on the National Scout Council.
(iv) To elect members of the Provincial Executive Committee. Those elected need not be members of the Provincial Scout Council but half of them must hold Leader Warrants.
(v) To hold an Annual General Meeting and subsequently to send a copy of its Annual Report and audited accounts to Headquarters.
Provincial Executive Committee
112. A Provincial Executive Committee consists of:
Chairman: The Provincial Chairman
(a) The Provincial Chairman
(b) The Provincial Scout Commissioner
(c) The Provincial Secretary
(d) The Provincial Treasurer
(ii) Invited member ; The Travelling Commissioner
(iii) Nominated members: Persons nominated by the Provincial Scout Commissioner in consultation with the Provincial Chairman.
(iv) Elected members: Persons elected annually by the Provincial Scout Council of whom half shall hold Leader Warrants.
(v) Co-opted members: Persons co-opted annually by the Provincial Executive Committee.
NOTE: The number of elected members are determined by the Provincial Scout Council and Incorporated In the Bye Laws approved by Headquarters. The total of those nominated by the Provincial Scout Commissioner and those co-opted may not exceed the total of ex-officio members and those elected by the Provincial Scout Council.
Functions of the Provincial Executive Committee
113. The functions of the Provincial Executive Committee are:
(I) To act as an Executive Committee of the Provincial Scout Council to develop the Movement In the Province and to arrange for harmonious co-operation between District Scout Councils and with other organisations.
(Ii) To act in conjunction with the Provincial Scout Commissioner in all matters connected with Provincial finance and property.
(iii) To appoint annually sub-Committees as may be required which shall be responsible to the Provincial Executive Committee.
(iv) To appoint the Chairman of each sub-Committee.
(v) To present a report to the Annual General Meeting of the Provincial Scout Council together with its audited accounts.
NOTE: The Provincial Scout Commissioner and the Provincial Chairman, or their representatives, have the right to attend all Committees and sub-Committees at every level within the Province.
114. The Provincial Scout Council may require a subscription or levy from all Groups. This shall be levied through the District Scout Council where it exists.
115. (i) The ProvinciaL Treasurer is appointed annually by the P.S.C and Provincial Scout
(ii) The office may not be combined with that of Provincial Secretary.
(iii) The rank is non-warranted and no warrant is issued.
The Provincial Treasurer may wear uniform as in Rule 262 and badges as in Rule 277 Provincial Secretary
116. (i) The Provincial Secretary is appointed annually by the P.S.C. and the Provincial
(ii) The office may not be combined with that of Provincial Treasurer.
(iii) Headquarters must be kept informed of any changes in Provincial Secretaries and
(iv) The rank is non-warranted and no warrant is issued.
The functions of the Provincial Secretary are as follows:
(a) To act as Secretary of the Provincial Scout Council.
(b) To perform such other duties as may be allotted to him by the P.S.C.
The Provincial Secretary may, at the discretion of the P.S.C. and Provincial Scout
Council, be paid a salary out of Provincial funds.
The Provincial Secretary may wear uniform as in Rule 262 and badges as in rules 277
Disagreement of P.&C. and Provincial Scout Council
117. If the P.S.C. and Provincial Scout Council are unable to agree in any dispute, the matter must be referred to H.Q.
Registration and Cancellation - Province
118. The formation or disbanding of a Provincial Scout Council is at the discretion of Headquarters, who may convene such Committee of Enquiry as may be deemed necessary to ry~ake recommendations on such matters, including amalgamations and changes In boundaries.
Bye-Laws - Province
119. (i) The Provincial Scout Council must on registration adopt bye-Laws in accordance with the model form obtainable from Headquarters.
(ii) Local variations of Bye-laws will not be sanctioned by Headquarters unless good reason can be shown for departure from the model form.
(iii) Proposed amendments to Bye-laws will be submitted to Headquarters for comment before adoption.
(iv) When Bye-laws are amended two copies of the Resolution of the Provincial Scout Council signed by the chairman and P.S.C. will be submitted to Headquarters.
Rule 120 vacant
DISTRICT ORGAN ISATION
The Scout DistrictPART VI
121. Each Scout Province is divided into Districts, each of which is in the charge of a D.S.C.
122. (I) The extent and boundaries of Districts are settled by the P.S.C. Each District must be confined to such limits that the DS.C. or one of his assistants, can have constant personal touch with all Groups and Scouters within it.
(ii) It is desirable that the Girl Guide Commissioners for corresponding areas should be consulted in considering boundaries.
Registration - District Councils
123. (i) District Scout Councils are registered and their warrants issued by H.Q. at its discretion, on the recommendation of the Provincial Scout Commissioner in consultation with the D.S.C.
(ii) Three copies of Forms A and B (see Appendix B) must be completed and signed by the prospective District Secretary and by the D.S.C. These are forwarded to Headquarters through the Provincial Scout Commissioner.
(iii) After approval, a warrant for the District Scout Council is issued by Headquarters and sent to the P.S.C. together with two copies of Forms A and B. The P.S.C. shall forward the warrant with one copy of Forms A and B to the District Secretary and retain one copy of each for Provincial records. Headquarters shall retain the third copy.
Registration: - Cancellations
124. District Scout Council registrations are cancelled and their warrants withdrawn by
Headquarters on the recommendation of the P.S.C. in consultation with the D.S.C. and the
Registration - Suspension
125. (i) The P.S.C. has power to suspend any District Scout Council pending consideration by Headquarters of his recommendation for the cancellation of its registration.
(ii) During suspension, all functions in the District shall cease and, except in so far as Headquarters may direct to the contrary, all Commissioners, Scouters, Instructors, Administrators, Advisers and members of the District Service Team concerned, and similarly alt Groups, are automatically suspended.
Disagreement of District Council & D.S.C.
126. If the District Scout Council and the D.S.C. are unable to agree in any case, the matter must be referred to the P.S.C. who will decide and report his decision to Headquarters.
District Scout Commissioner
127. D.S.Cs. are appointed by Headquarters with warrants in accordance with Part III.
128. The functions of the D.S.C. in his District are generally to be responsible to the P.S.C. and H.Q., with the co-operation of the District Scout Council, where appropriate, for the welfare, progress, training and maintenance of the Policy, Organisation and Rules of the Association, and in particular:
(i) To encourage the formation of a District Scout Council and Groups, and to secure their effective working.
(ii) To secure the harmonious co-operation of the District Scout Council and Scouters in the District.
(iii) To settle any dispute between members of the Movement in his District. Any dispute which the D.S.C. is unable to settle at any early stage, or in which he is personally involved, must,be referred to the P.S.C. who, if unable to settle it himself, will at once (except in cases of procedure under Part III) appoint an independent arbitrator whose decision must be accepted as final by all parties concerned.
(iv) (a) To arrange for the Initial Training of candidates for warrants as Group Scouters and to encourage and facilitate the further training of all Scouters.
(b) To encourage and supervise the training of Scouts.
(v) To visit Groups and advise how to conduct them on the lines laid down in current Handbooks and P.O.R.
~ (vi) To test the wearer of any proficiency badge in his knowledge of the subjects, with power to withdraw the badge if the knowledge is insufficient.
(vii) To deal, as laid down, with all matters allotted to him under P.O.R. and, in particular, with:
(a) Warrants under Part Ill.
(b) Appointments and Honorary ranks under Rules 146 and 150.
(c) Group Registrations under Rules 173-1 78.
(d) Membership of Scouts.
(e) Dicorations and Awards under Part IX.
(viii) To grant, at his discretion, campiflg permits to Scouts and Scouters of his District, and to supervise all camps in his District, whether held by his own or by visiting Scouts and Scouters.
(ix) To exercise control over all visiting Scouts whether camping or not and, if necessary, to report circumstances to the P.S.C. who will thereupon inform the D.S.C. of the District from which the Scout has come if in the same Province, or to H.Q. if from another Province.
(x) To co-operate and maintain good relations with the Girl Guides and other youth Organisations in the District, and to ensure that the Movements interests are fully represented at local level.
129. Where the office of the D.S.C. is vacant, the P.S.C. will either depute one of the A.D.S.C.s or some other Commissioner to act, or will himself perform the functions.
130. D.S.C.s wear uniform as in Rule 261 and badges as in Rules 270 and 279.
Assistant District Scout Commissioners
131. A.D.S.C.s are appointed by Headquarters with warrants in accordance with Part Ill.
132. Such appointments are made for the purpose of assisting the D.S.C. in the following ways:
(I) For general duties for the whole District.
(ii) For general duties for a specific part of the District.
(iii) For special duties, i.e. Cub Scouts, Scouts, Sea Scouts, Air Scouts, Extension
(iv) In cases under (ii) and (iii) the special nature of the appointment is indicated on
133. A.D.S.C.s wear uniform as in Rule 261 and badges as in Rules 270 and 279.
District Scout Council
134. Chairman: the District Chairman
(I) Members: ex-officio members
(a) The District President and vice-Presidents if such appointments are made.
(b) The District Chairman.
(c) The Provincial Scout Commissioner or his nominee.
(d) The District Scout Commissioner.
(e) The Asst. District Scout Commissioner and District Service Team Leader.
(f) The District Secretary and Treasurer.
(g) All Group Scout Leaders and Leaders of Sections.
(h) All chairmen of Group Councils or their nominees.
(ii) Elected members
Persons elected or re-elected annually by the District Scout Council on the nomination of the District Scout Commissioner or District Executive Committee.
(iii) Co-opted Members
Persons co-opted annually by the District Scout Council. These should include representatives of Patrol Leaders (who must be over the age of sixteen) and of bodies with which it is desired to maintain co-operation, including Girl Guides, religious bodies, and other organisations.
Note (a) Persons co-opted may not exceed in number the total number of ex-officio and elected members.
(b) Unless they are paid employees the District Secretary and DIstrict Treasurer are re-elected annually.
135. Assistant Scout Leaders are not ex-officio members of the District Scout Council but are entitled to attend its meetings and to speak. Unless members under Rule 134 they may not vote except in the absence of the Scout Leader, in which case one Assistant may vote in respect of the section concerned.
Functions of District Scout Council
136. The functions of this body are:
(I) To safeguard and encourage the Movement in the District with the least possible interferance with the independence and initiative of the Groups.
(ii) To deal, through its Executive Committee, with all matters allotted to it in P.O.R. and in particular Rules 146-151, 163-164,188-190 and 341.
(iii) To hold an Annual General Meeting in April or as soon as possible thereafter when the following business is to be transacted:
(a) Adoption of the Annual Report and audited accounts, copies of which, together with a schedule of Council property, must be sent to the P.S.C.
(b) Election of the District Chariman, and if desired, a vice-Chairman. The Chairman men may not be a Scouter of any rank unless with the special sanction of
(c) Election of a District Secretary and District Treasurer in consultation with the
D.S.C. These offices may not be combined and may not be held by a Scouter of
any rank unless with the special sanction of Headquarters.
(d) Election of an Executive Committee.
(e) Election of a Group Scouter to serve on the Provincial Scout Council.
District Executive Committee
137. A District Executive Committee consists of:
Chairman: The District Chairman
(i) Ex-offlcio members
(a) The Chairmen
(b) The District Scout Commissioner
(c) The District Secretary
(d) The District Treasurer
(ii) Invited members:
(a) Assistant District Scout Commissioner
(b) District Information Officer
(c) District Service Team Leader.
(iii) Elected members:
Members of the District Scout Council elected annually by that body of whom half shall hold Leader Warrants in Groups in the District.
(iv) Co-opted members:
Persons co-opted annually by the District Executive Committee.
Note: The number of elected members is determIned by the District Scout Council and incorporated in Bye-Laws approved by Headquarters. Persons co-opted or invited by the
Executive Committee may not exceed in number the total of ex-officio members and those elected by the District Scout Council.
Functions of District Executive Committee
138. The functions of a District Executive Committee are:
(i) To act as an executive Committee of the District Scout Council to promote the welfare of the Movement in the District and to arrange for harmonious co-operation with other organisations.
(ii) To act in conjunction with the D.S.C. in all matters connected with the District finance and property.
(iii) In consultation with the D.S.C. to appoint any sub-Committees considered necessary to deal with questions of Finance and fund raising, Warrants, Badges, Programme and Training, Development and other matters, and to appoint the Chairmen and Secretaries for such Committees.
Persons may be appointed to such sub-Committees although they are not members of the Executive Committee.
(iv) To nominate persons annually for election to the District Scout Council.
(v) To supervise Group finance, the establishment of Group Councils and the establishment of proper trusteeship of Group Properties.
(vi) To deal with all matters relating to District administration and in particular with:
(a) Leader Warrants
(b) Appointment of Instructors, Administrators and Advisers.
(c) The District Service Team
(d) Group registrations
(e) Membership of Scouts
(f) Decorations and Awards
(vii) To be responsible for the provision of all badges and to arrange for examinations for all Proficiency Badges.
(viii) To present an Annual Report and audited accounts to the Annual General Meeting of the District Scout Council.
Boating Activities Committee
139. (i) Where in any area there are Sea Scouts or boating forms part of the normal activities of Scouts, a special sub-Committee of the Executive Committee must be formed for the issue and observance of necessary local rules for the use, condition and equipment of all vessels and boats and for the safety of those using them. The term boating includes canoes.
(ii) Subject to the approval of the P.S.C. concerned, a joint committee of this nature may be formed where two or more Districts, even if in different Provinces, but on the same piece of water: such joint committee will also co-ordinate and advise upon all Boating activities in these waters.
(iii) Although there must be exercise of control, for which the Committee is responsible to the D.S.C. or P.S.C. as the case may be, its aim must be to encourage as much of these boating acitivities as possible, without undue risk to Scouts.
140. The Boating Activities Committee under Rule 139 must, in particular, issue such local rules as it may consider desirable in respect of any waters in its area and to take all reasonable steps to ensure the observance of such rules by members of the Movement.
Local rules will not become effective until approved by H.Q. : they will have due regard to any Local or Government regulations which are applied and will cover the following aspects:
(i) The inspection of alt boats used by Sea Scouts and for Scouting activities in
their area, and for approving or disapproving their use with, or without, conditions.
(II) Restricting the sailing area and the number of persons such boats may carry.
(iii) The provision of air-tanks, life belts, or other safety devices.
(iv) Ensuring that such vessels or boats, when in use, shall be properly manned and in charge of a competent person.
(v) The proper care and maintenance of any vessel or boat allotted to them by the Provincial Scout Council, and for observing the conditions attached to such allottment.
141. (i) A District Scout Council must, on registration, adopt Bye-laws in accordance with the model Form B obtainable from H.Q. Three copies of Form B must be submitted, after approval by the D.S.C., to H.Q. through the Provincial Scout Commissioner.
(ii) Local variations of Bye-laws will not be sanctioned by HO. unless good reason can be shown for departure from the Model Form.
(iii) Proposed amendments to Bye-laws will be submitted to H.Q. for comment, through the P.S.C., before adoption.
(iv) When Bye-laws are amended three copies of the Resolution of the District Scout Council signed by the Chairman and D.S.C. will be submitted through the P.S.C. to Headquarters.
142. (i) The District Scout Council shall raise locally the amount required for working expenses or for helping the Groups within the area. Subscriptions and donations for this purpose are to be received by the Treasurer of the District Scout Council and not by any individual Scouter.
(ii) All money received by the District Scout Council shall be paid into a Bank, Post
Office Savings or other similar account, in the name of the Council and operated by
two of its members.
(iii) A copy of audited accounts with a schedule of preperty of the District Scout
Council shall be sent to the P.S.C. within three months of the end of the Scout year.
143. (i) The District Scout Council may require subscriptions from members under
rule 142 and from Groups under Rule 177.
(ii) The Provincial Scout Council may require a subscription or levy from each
District Scout Council under Rule 114.
144. Where there is no District Scout Council the D.S.C. will combine its functions with his own.
145. (I) District Scouters, i.e. D.C.S.L. and D.S.L. may be appointed on the recommendation of the D.S.C. and the District Scout Council with biennial warrants in accordance with Part III provided they satisfy respectively the conditions as in Rule 69.
(ii) The functions of District Scouters are to perform and duties with which the D.S.C. may invest the appointment provided they are compatible with P.O.R. (iii) District Scouters wear uniform as in Rules 260 and badges as in Rules 267, 268, 270 and 276, and 281.
146. The following Appointments may be made by the District Scout Council and the
District Service Team Leader (if no warrant is desired)
Not.: Warrants are not issued for these appointments but a Certificate of Appointment is issued (See Rule 54-55).
In addition, non-Warranted rank may be conferred by the District Scout Council and the D.S.C. on:
147. The rank of Instructor may be conferred as above on a person who has expert knowlegde of any subject in which he is prepared to instruct Scouts, and who has already done so for at least three months. The appointment may be made in respect of one or more Groups or for the District as a whole.
Note: This rule does not refer to “Cub Scout Instructors” under rule 211.
148. The rank of Examiner may be conferred as above upon a person who has expert knowledge of any subject necessary for a Scout proficiency badge in which he is prepared to examine Scouts. The appointment is made in respect of one or more Groups or for the District as a whole. An Instructor or a Group Scouter may be appointed an Examiner.
149. The rank of Chaplain may also be conferred as above on a minister of religion, including a lay reader, who acts as chaplain of a Group.
1 50. (i) The District Scout Council and the D.S.C. may confer the corresponding Honorary rank on a person ceasing to hold a warrant as a Group Scouter and not having any other rank in the Movement.
(ii) Such rank is open to revision each year on the occasion of the Annual General Meeting of the District Scout Council.
(iii) Persons holding Honorary rank may wear uniform and badges as laid down.
District Service Team
151. (0 District Service Teams are formed with the approval of the D.S.C. and the District Scout Council. They exist to provide a means of harnessing the interest, help and support of men and women between the age of 17 and 65 years of age who accept, as a condition of membership, the obligation of regular service to the Movement but who do not, for a variety of reasons, hold Leader Warrants.
(ii) A District Service Team is Registered at Headquarters in similar manner to a Scout Group.
(iii) Members are encouraged to make the Scout Promise, but willingness to do so is not a condition of membership.
(iv) Members who have made the Scout Promise may wear uniform as laid down in Rules 260 (a).
(v) Members of District Service Teams are included in the Annual Census of the District in which they are registered with the exception of those members permanently affiliated to a Group.
District Service Team Leader
152. (i) The District Service Team Leader may be either a man or a woman, must be at least 25 years of age and have the qualities of leadership, imagination and understanding necessary to co-ordinate and develop the services of the Team.
(ii) A District Service Team Leader may receive either a warrant (with the normal training obligation) or a Certificate of Appointment as in Rule 53. If warranted he or she may wear uniform as laid down in Rule 260 (a). Where necessary an Assistant District Service Team Leader may be appointed in the same way.
(iii) The District Service Team Leader is an ex-officio member of the District Scout Council and an invited member of the District Executive Committee.
153. A District Service Teem Leader is responsible to the D.S.C. for:
(i) Ensuring the continuity and maintenance of the District Service Team.
(ii) Organising and carrying out all reasonable requests for service.
(iii) The registration of new members, having first made enquiries in accordance with
(iv) Ensuring that members are fulfilling their obligation of service. Rules 154 - 160 Vacant.
General SchemePART VII
161. The unit for Scout organisation in the District is the Group. The general scheme of organisation of the Group is included in the chart shown on page 8.
The Scout Group
162. The comp’ete Group consists of Cub Pack and Scout Troop but may at any time consist of one Section only.
163. No steps may be taken for the formation of a new Group without the provisional sanction of the District Scout Council and the D.S.C.
164. All Groups must be registered at H.Q. and are recognised units of the Association only whilst so registered. Members of unregistered Goups who wear badges as members of the Association are liable to prosecution: See Rule 22.
Group Scout Leader
165. (a) Where a Group consists of more than one Section, it is desirable that a parson who will not be in charge of one of the Sections should be appointed as G.S.L. In such case a werrant in accordance with Part Ill must be applied for on the recommendation of the District Scout Council and the D.S.C.
(b) In the absence of such person, the Scouter in charge of one of the Sections of the Group who is best qualified by character, age and experience, may be selected by the District Scout Council and the D.S.C. to carry out the duties of G.S.L., but a separate vverrant as G.S.L. need not be applied for until an appointment is made.
(c) In the case of a sponsored Group, in selecting a parson under (a) or (b) the District Scout Council and the D.S.C. will have regard to the rights of the Sponsoring Authority as in Rule 171-172, and will also consult the Group Council.
166. A werrant as G.S. L. will be issued to a lady only at the discretion of H.Q. in exceptional circumstances. In such a case a special recommendation by the District Scout Council or D.S.C. must be submitted to H.Q. and must contain a full statement fo the exceptional circumstances.
167. The special qualifications for a warrant as G.S.L., in addition to the general qualifications set out in Rule 69 are as follows:
(a) A general knowledge of “Scouting for Boys”, P.O.R., and current Scout literature.
(b) Administrative ability to enable him to secure the harmonious working among both the uniformed and the lay members of the Group.
(c) Age sufficient to enable him to carry out the work satisfactorily. D.S.C.s and District Scout Counicls are expected to consider carefully the suitability of the applicant in this respect, and particularly in relation to the ages of other Scouters of the Group. In normal circumstances an application for a warrant of this rank should not be issued for a person under the age of 25.
168. The functions of the G.S.L. are as follows:
(a) To develop in due course a complete Group, as defined in Rule 162 unless conditions make this impossible.
(b) To exercise general supervision over all sections of the Group and to co-ordinate their activities, whilst delegating the fullest amount of responsibility in their actual management to the Scouters in charge of them.
(c) To act as chairman of the Group Leaders Meeting under Rule 191 and to encourage co-ordination between the Scouters of the Group.
(d) To secure the formation of a Group Council under Rule 192, and to serve on it himself.
(e) To deal with matters relating to the membership of Scouts in accordance with
(f) To assist his Group Scouters to obtain training.
169. A person to whom a warrant as G.S.L has been issued may, if the District Scout
Council and the D.S.C. approve, also take charge of any one Section of the Group, but this
must be regarded as a purely temporary measure, and an additional warrant for the rank
concerned will not be applied for.
170. G.S.Ls wear uniform as in Rule 260 and badges as in Rules 267, 268, 270, 276 and 281.
171. (a) The following bodies and other bodies approved by H.Q. are entitled to apply for a special registration for Groups which they raise - Churches, Universities, Schools, Hospitals and Institutions, Community Service Clubs (e.g. Rotary, Lions etc.) and District Councils.
(b) A Group so registered is known as a 'Sponsored' Group as distinct from an 'Open' Group and the body which raises it is known as the Sponsoring Body. The Sponsoring Body shall appoint a person or committee which is known as the Sponsoring Authority.
(c) Such Groups may be registered as either Sponsored (Open) Groups or as Sponsored (Closed) Groups. A statement of the qualifications for membership and the policy of recruiment to be followed by the G.S.L. must be approved by and lodged with the District Scout Council and the D.S.C. prior to registration. The Provincial Scout Commissioner shall determine from this statement whether the Group is to be registered as Open or Closed. In the case of a Church where it is desired to effect registration as a Closed Sponsored Group, the statement of qualifications for membership may include boys who are bona fide members of any Youth Organisation of the Church. Non-observance of this statement of policy does not of itself alter the nature of the registration, but shall form a valid ground for a recommendation to the Provincial Scout Council, by the DiStrict Scout Council and D.S.C., that either the registration be altered or the Scouts concerned transferred to another Group, after consultation with the Sponsoring Authority and consideration of all the factors.
(d) In Sponsored Groups sponsored by a religious body, the Sponsoring Authority shall be the Priest or Minister in charge, or some individual or committee appointed by him for the purpose.
172. The effect of registration as a Sponsored Group is as follows:
(a) A Sponsored (Closed) Group may admit to membership only boys who belong to the Church, School, or other body sponsoring the Group.
(b) A Sponsored (Open) Group may admit any boy to membership, subject to the strict application to Rule 6 on Religious policy.
(c) Where the Sponsoring Body is a church, the Sponsoring Body, whether the Group is Open or Closed, is responsible for the religious instruction of the Scouts belonging to that form of religion.
(d) The Sponsoring Authority on application for registration agrees:
(i) To accept the aims, methods and policy of the Association, including minimum standards, and the duty of endeavouring to ensure the continuity and development of the Group.
(ii) To record with the District Scout Council an agreement in regard to property in accordance with Rule 193.
(iii) To undertake to give the G.S.L. the fullest possible assistance in carrying out the duties imposed on him by Rule 168.
(e) The Sponsoring Authority is not concerned in matters of Scout training for which the G.S.L is responsible to the D.S.C.
(f) The Sponsoring Authority undertakes the responsibility of nominating suitable persons to the District Scout Council and the D.S.C. for appointment as Scouters of the Group in accordance with Rule 66. No person may be considered by the District Scout Council and D.S.C. for such appointment unless so nominated. After such nomination, the application for a warrant shall follow the ordinary course laid down in P.O.R.
In view of the difference in function:
(i) When the Sponsoring Authority is a person, he shall not be nominated as the
(ii) The Sponsoring Authority, where it is a Committee, shall not be appointed as the Group Committee.
(iii) Where the Sponsoring Body is a Church, a Minister of religion may not be nominated as G.S.L but should be appointed Chaplain in terms of Rule 149 except at the discretion of the Provincial Scout Commissioner.
(g) The Sponsoring Authority has the right to be heard by the District Scout Council and D.S.C. and the District Scout Council and D.S.C. must take all reasonable steps to ascertain the views of the Sponsoring Authority in before any decision is taken, touching any of the following matters, namely:
(i) Group registration or recognition of a Section,
(ii) the warrant of a Scouter in the Group (except where in the opinion of the
D.S.C. the suspension of the Scouter is a matter of great urgency,
(iii) and an appeal under Rule 188 (i) by a Scout against his dismissal.
(h) In the event of a dispute between the Sponsoring Authority and the G.S.L., the matter must be referred to the District Scout Council and D.S.C. Both the Sponsoring Authority and the G.S. L. must be given reasonable opportunity to state their respective cases.
173. Provisional sanction for the formation of a Group, or any branch thereof, must be obtained from the D.S.C. and District Scout Council in terms of Rule 163.
Application for Registration of a Group, or any Section thereof, must be made by the prospective Scouter in charge, on the appropriate form, to the District Scout Council and D.S.C. immediately the Group, or Section thereof, is formed.
174. The District Scout Council and D.S.C. must satisfy themselves independently that registration is desirable, that the Group will be properly conducted and that suitable Scouters are forthcoming.
175. (a) When both the District Scout Council and D.S.C. are satisfied in terms of Rule 174 recommendation is made on Form C (in duplicate) which must be signed by the District Secretary and the D.S.C. and forwarded through the P.S.C. to H.Q.
(b) In the case of a Sponsored Group, the Form C must also be signed by the Sponsoring Authority.
(c) Where the application is refused, action under Rule 187 may be necessary. See also Rule 172 (g) in respect of Sponsored Groups.
176. On receipt of Forms C, a Certificate of Registration is sent by H.Q. through the P.S.C. and D.S.C. to the prospective Scouter in charge.
Registration is effective for one year. If not renewed at the time of the annual re-registration return, under Rule 39 the Group ceases to be recognised with effect as in Rule 164.
177. The District Scout Council may, if desired, require a registration f cc and/or an annual Subscription from each Group.
178. Any changes desired in the registration title of a Group or in the nature of its registration (as Open or Sponsored), and any transfer from one District to another, are to be dealt with by the District Scout Councils and D.S.C.s in a manner similar to the foregoing procedure. Where a Group is to be transferred to another Province both P.S.C.s must approve.
179. A Group, or any Section thereof, or its Group Council may be suspended:
(a) By the D.S.C. who will thereupon inform the District Scout Council of his action, and in the case of a Sponsored Group, the Sponsoring Authority.
(b) By the District Scout Council, in which case the D.S.C. must be at once informed, and in the case of a Sponsored Group, the Sponsoring Authority.
(c) As the result of the suspension of the District Scout Counicl under Rule 125, except insofar as the P.S.C. may direct to the contrary. Any Group not suspended during suspension of the District Scout Counicl will be regarded as coming under the direct supervision of the P.S.C.
(d) H.Q. must be informed immediately of any suspension.
180. During suspension, all activities of the Group will cease and, except insofar as may be otherwise provided by the terms of the suspension, all Group Scouters are automatically suspended with effect as under Rule 78 and no member of the Group may wear uniform or badges.
181. Suspension is to be regarded as a purely temporary measure, and must be followed as
soon as possible by a full enquiry by the District Scout Council and the D.S.C. jointly. The
Scouters and lay members concerned and in the case of a Sponsored Group, the Sponsoring
Authority, must be informed of the meeting and be given an opportunity to be heard.
182. As a result of such enquiry, the suspension must be withdrawn or a recommendation for cancellation of the registration and/or the warrants of any Scouters, must be forwarded with a full report through the P.S.C. to H.Q.
183. The Registration of any Group of Section thereof may be cancelled and a Group
Council disbanded by H.Q.:
(a) On the recommendation of the District Scout Council and D.S.C. submitted, if necessary, in accordance with Rule 182 and made after a meeting of the District Scout Council or its Executive Committee, at which the persons concerned and, in the case of a Sponsored Group the Sponsoring Authority, are entitled to be heard and to hear any evidence which may be adduced.
(b) On failure to renew the registration in any year, under Rule 176.
(c) On cancellation of the registration of the District Scout Council under Rule 125.
184. Any Section of a Group may be disbanded by joint action of the District Scout Council and D.S.C. or suspended by either the District Scout Council or D.SC. In either case the procedure to be observed throughout is similar to that laid down in the case of Groups in rules 1 7~ 183, except that the matter is concluded locally and no report is made to H.Q. unless the case comes within Rule 187.
185. (a) The addition of a further Section to a Group which has already been registered requires the written approval of the District Scout Council and D.S.C. (after consulting the Sponsoring Authority in the case of a Sponsored Group) but no further registration is necessary, and no information need be sent to H.Q. until it is shown in the next annual registration return.
(b) Where approval of a new Section of a Group is refused action under Rules 172 (g) and 187 may become necessary.
186. In the case of Rural Groups where a District Scout Council cannot conveniently be
formed, the registration is effected by the Provincial Scout Council. (Where practicable with
the assistance of the Travelling Commissioner). In such cases the application of Rules 173-
185 is varied accordingly.
187. A full report must be made through the P.S.C. to H.Q. whenever action is taken by the District Scout Council and D.S.C. which reflects adversely upon the character or suitability of any person concerned in any of the following cases:
(a) Refusal to recommend the registration of a Group, or to approve the addition of a new Section to a registered Group.
(b) Recommendation for cancellation of a Group registration, or a decision to disband a Section of a Group.
(c) Decision to disband a Group Committee.
188. (a) The admission of any Scout rests with the G.SL, but in normal cases and subject
to Rule 25, will generally be delegated by him to the Scouter in charge of the
Section concerned, who, in the case of a Scout, will act in consultation with the
Patrol Leaders’ Council.
(b) The approval of the G.S.L. is necessary in any case of dismissal of a Scout. The
G.S.L. of a Sponsored Group must first consult the Sponsoring Authority.
(c) In any case of dismissal the Scout has the right of appeal to the District Scout
Council and D.S.C.
189. A Scout may not be registered as a member in more than one Group at one time.
190. No boy may be accepted as a member of a Group within two months of his leaving another Group or another recognised boys’ organisation in the same locality, without a written approval of the transfer by the G.S.L of his former Group, or by the proper authority of the other organisation.
Group Scouters’ Meeting
191. (a) Where the Group consists of more than one Section, the Scouters of the Sections shall meet regularly to discuss matters affecting the Group. Such meeting is called the Group Scouters’ Meeting.
(b) The G.S.L. shall be chairman of the Group Scouters’ Meeting.
192. (a) Whenever practical every Group shall form a Group Supporters’ Associatjon and every encouragement shall be given to the parents of boys in the Group and to other friends of the Group to become members.
The Group Supporters’ Association shall meet whenever necessary and at least once at an Annual General Meeting in every calendar year to receive the Annual Report and Accounts of the Group.
The Group Supporters’ Association shall have the right to impose a monthly or annual subscription payable by its members and which shall be fixed annually at the Annual General Meeting of its members.
The Group Supporters’ Association, or failing which, the G.S.L., shall appoint annually a Group Council for the ensuing year.
(b) In the case of Sponsored Groups, the Soonsoring Authority shall be represented on the Group Council.
(c) The G.S.L. shall be a member of the Group Council but shall not hold office as Chairman of the Council. Other Group Scouters shall not be members and may only attend meeting when required for some special purpose.
(d) The Group Council is not directly concerned in the actual training of Scouts which is the responsibility of the Group Scouters and the D.S.C.
(e) The functions of the Group Council are to assist the G.S.L. in:
(i) Safeguarding, maintaining and controlling all Group property.
(ii) Obtaining suitable accommodation for Group Meetings and for obtaining suitable camping grounds.
(iii) Ensuring that all parents are kept properly informed regarding the activities of the Group.
(iv) Raising and controlling funds (additional to those subscribed and administered by the Sections) which are required for the running and development of the Group.
(v) Various other items such as finding adult help for the Group, employment for members, publicity, etc.
(f) In the event of any difference of opinion between the Group Scouters’ Meeting and the Group Council with regard to expenditure of funds, the matter must be referred to the District Scout Council and the D.S.C. after consultation with the Sponsoring Authority in the case of a sponsored Group.
(g) In the event of a difference of opinion between the Group Scouters’ Meeting or the Group Council and any body of parents, supporters or other persons engaged in any undertaking for or on behalf of the Group or any Section of the Group, the matter must at once be referred to the District Scout Council and D.S.C. after consulting with the Sponsoring Authority in the case of a Sponsored Group.
193. The general rule concerning immoveable property is set out in Rule 32. In the case of Sponsored Groups it is necessary to determine in the first place what moveable and immoveable property is regarded as belonging to the Group itself and what belongs to the Sponsoring Authority: this decision must be recorded with the District Scout Council in a letter of agreement between the G.S.L and the Group Council on the one hand and the Sponsoring Authority on the other.
194. A schedule of Group Property shall be submitted each year to the District Scout Council. In the case of a Sponsored Group this schedule shall be countersigned by the Sponsoring Authority. At the same time a schedule showing any additions to the property of the Sponsoring Authority (insofar as it relates to the Group) shall be submitted in order that the letter of agreement (Rule 193) may be kept up to date.
195. In the event of a Group closing down, the Chairman of the Group Council shall consult the District Scout Council and the D.S.C. concerned with regard to the disposal of the Group’s property. Where necessary the direction of H.Q. shall be sought.
196. (a) The Group Council in conjunction with the G.S.L. (and, in the case of Sponsored Groups, the Sponsoring Authority) shall have authority to raise funds by any methods not in conflict with Rules 11-16.
(b) The Group Council in conjunction with the G.S.L. shall be responsible for the proper control, administration and investment of all funds held by or on behalf of the Group or any Sections thereof.
All Group funds shall be received by the Group Council Treasurer and not by any other individual except as detailed in sub paragraph (c) and shall be paid into a bank, Post Office Savings or other similar account in the name of the Group operated by two members of the Group Council.
(c) Any subscription paid by the Scouts themselves shall be administered by the Section concerned as shall any sums allotted to the Section for current expenses by the Group Council in consultation with the Group Scouters’ Meeting. Each Section shall account to the Group Council for all subscriptions and grants which shall be included in the Annual Accounts of the Group.
197. A copy of the Group’s Annual Accounts, duly certified by the auditor, shall be submitted to the District Scout Council within four months of the end of the Group’s accounting year, and any member of the Group (including the Sponsoring Authority) shall be entitled to inspect these accounts.
198. (a) A School Group is one which is registered as a Sponsored (Open) or as a Sponsored (Closed) Group as in Rules 171, 172 by the Headmaster or Headmistress of a School. It is essential that the membership of such a Group shall be genuinely voluntary~ (b) School Groups are included as sponsored Groups in the ordinary scheme of administration by the District Scout Council and the D.S.C. It is contrary to the spirit of the Movement that any deviation from, or relaxation of rules, other than
those specified in this rule, should be permitted in school Groups. If in any special case any relaxation appears desirable, application shall be made through the D.S.C. and P.S.C. to H.Q., whose approval will, however be given only in exceptional circumstances.
(c) Though various reasons may prevent School Groups from mixing as fully as other Groups with local Scouts, they should keep in touch as far as possible in the spirit of the 4th Scout Law.
(d) Where a Scout wishes to be connected with a School Group and also with a Group in his home area, he will belong to the School Group and be attached to his home Group, but cannot be registered in both. This will apply only when the home Group is not in the immediate neighbourhood of the Scout’s school.
(e) A Scout who belongs to a School Group may, with the approval of the G.S.L. of that Group, qualify for proficiency badges under Part X during the holidays, in any Scout District.
Cub Scout Leader and Assistant Cub Scout Leader
199. (a) C.S.L.s and A.C.S.Ls are appointed on the recommendation of the G.S.L. (and the Sponsoring Authority in the case of a Sponsored Group), and the District Scout Council and D.S.C., and warrants are issued in accordance with Part Ill.
(b) Ladies are eligible for both ranks.
200. The general qualifications for C.S.L. and A.C.S.L. are set out in Rule 69 and the age limits in Rule 60.
201. (a) The C.S.L. takes charge of the Pack with the help of any A.C.S.L.s, subject to the
general supervision of the G.S.L. as in Rule 168.
(b) In deciding matters of internal administration, however, it is desirable that the
C.S.L. should as far as possible consult the Sixers Council as in Rule 210.
202. To ensure continuity it is most desirable that every Pack should have at least one A.C.S.L. and, where a Pack consists of more than three Sixes, additional A.C.S.L.s are desirable. A.C.S.L.s must take an active part in the running of the Pack.
203. C.SLs and A.C.S.L.s wear uniform as in Rule 260 and badges as in Rules 267, 268,
270, and 276 and 281.
204. Except in special circumstances a Pack may not consist of more than 36 Cub Scouts.
205. The training of Cub Scouts must be kept as distinct as possible from that of Scouts.
206. Where a Pack is part of a Sea Scout Group or Air Scout Group, its members must receive only the ordinary Cub Scout training, and the designation and uniform of the Cub Scouts must be the same as for other Cub Scouts. No form of Sea or Air training may be given to Cub Scouts.
207. The Pack is divided into Sixes, each consisting of six Cub Scouts, including the Sixer and Second.
208. (a) A Sixer is a Cub Scout appointed by the C.S.L. to lead a Six of Cub Scouts.
(b) Sixers wear uniform as in Rule 256 and badges as in Rules 271.
209. (a) A Second is a Cub Scout appointed by the C.S.L. in consultation with the Sixer concerned, to assist the Sixer and to take his place when absent.
(b) Seconds wear uniform as in Rule 256 and badges as in Rules 271.
210. (a) The Sixers Council is an informal body composed of the Scouters of the Pack, the Sixers and if desired, the Seconds.
(b) The functions of the Sixers’ Council are set out in Rule 201 (b).
211. (a) The C.S.L. may, with the approval of the S.L. concerned, obtain the services, as a ‘Cub Scout Instructor’, of a Scout (who must have reached the age of 15 years and
obtained the Advanced Scout Standard) or with the approval of the D.S.C. and the Guider concerned, of a Guide (who must have reached the age of 15 years), a Ranger or Cadet.
(b) The C.S.L may, with the approval of the G.S.L. and D.S.L. appoint as a “Cub Scout Instructor” a girl other than a member of the Guide Movement, provided ~ahe has rendered six months probationary service with a Pack, beginning not earlier than her 16th birthday. On appointment she may make the Scout Promise, wear the membership badge and wear uniform as laid down for Lady Scouters with a green beret on which will be worn the Cub Scout Instructor’s Badge.
(c) A Cub Scout Instructor is issued with a Certificate of Appointment by the G.S.L and is then entitled (with the approval of the D.S.C.) to wear a cloth badge with the Arrowhead on a red background, above the left breast pocket of the shirt or a similar position on the dress. A Guide, Ranger or Cadet will wear the badge in accordance with the rules of the Girl Guides Association.
The Cub Scout
212. A boy becomes a Cub Scout by investiture as described in Rhodesian Scout Training
Publications. During the investiture he makes the Cub Scout Promise as in Rule 3. He is then
entitled to wear Cub Scout uniform and Badges as in Rules 256 and 271.
213. (a) The minimum age of entry into the Movement is a boy’s 8th birthday and under no circumstances will a boy be permitted to join or train with a Cub Scout Pack before that age.
(b) A Cub Scout may go up to the Scout Troop at any time between the ages of 10 years 9 months and 11 years 3 months.
(c) In exceptional. circumstances the Provincial Scout Commissioner may vary the minimum or maximum age of transfer or entry to the Scout Troop where in any individual case he is personally satisfied that such variation is in the best interests of the boy concerned.
214. Before being invested, he must pass the Cub Scout Test. See “Progress Tests” and “Target”.
215. (a) After he is invested as a Cub Scout the boy proceeds to qualify for the “Arrow”
Progress tests as laid down in “Cub Scout Tests” and in “Target”.
(b) He may also qualify for the Cyclist and Swimmer special Proficiency Badges.
(c) Additionally, any two Proficiency Badges may be gained whilst working for each
of the Bronze, Silver and Gold Arrows.
216. A Cub Scout wears uniform as in Rule 256 and wears badges as in Rule 271.
Cub Scout Link Badge
217 (a) To prepare the Cub Scout to go up into a Scout Troop the Link Badge should be attained while he is still a Cub Scout. This qualifies him for all parts of the Scout initial test and the Basic Scout Standard Tests, except the Promise and Law requirement which is the responsibility of his future Scout Leader.
(b) The C.S.L. is responsible for the award of this badge and for arranging a meeting between the Cub Scout and his future Scout Leader. At this meeting the Cub Scout wilt discuss with him the meaning of the Scout Promise and Law and will register for entry into his Troop. The S.L. will arrange for him to take part in a Patrol or Troop activity out of doors.
(c) If the Group to which a Cub Scout belongs has no Scout Troop, or, if for some reason the Cub Scout is unable to go up into the Scout Troop in the same Group, it is the responsibility of the C.S. L to find a suitable Scout Troop for him.
(d) A Cub Scout must be at least ten and a half years old before he is examined for the Link Badge.
Scout Leader and Assistant Scout Leader
218. S. Ls and A.S. L.s are appointed on the recommendation of the G.S. L. (and the Sponsor-
ing Authority In the case of a Sponsored Group) and the District Scout Council and the D.S.C., and warrants are issued in accordance with Part Ill.
219. A warrant as S.L. or A.S.L. will only be issued to a lady at the discretion of H.Q. in exceptional circumstances. In such a case a special recommendation in addition to Form G, with a full statement of the circumstances, must be submitted to H.Q. by the District Scout Council and the D.S.C.
220. The general qualifications for S.L. and A.S.L. are set out in Rule 69 and the age limits in Rule 60.
221. (a) The S. L. takes charge of the Troop with the assistance of any A.S. L.s subject to the general supervision of the G.S.L.
(b) The S.L. will, however, delegate as far as possible to the Patrol Leaders’ Council (as in Rule 226) all internal matters of discipline and administration, including the expenditure of Troop funds, as defined in Rule 196.
The delegation of duties to the Patrol Leaders’ Council does not relieve the S.L. of his responsibilities and he has the right of veto.
(c) The S.L. is responsible for the training of Patrol Leaders of the Troop in their functions as set out in Rule 227.
222. To ensure continuity it is most desirable that every Troop should have at least one A.S. L. and where a Troop consists of more than four Patrols, additional A.S. Ls are desirable
223. S.Ls and A.S.L.s wear uniform as in Rule 260 and badges as in Rules 267, 268, 270
276 and 281.
224. It is not desirable that a Troop should consist of more than six Patrols.
225. (a) The Troop is composed of Patrols, each consisting of six to eight Scouts, including the Patrol Leader and Assistant Patrol Leader.
(b) The Patrol should be the unit in all activities.
(c) A Senior Patrol Leader may, if desired, be appointed by the Scout Leader in consultation with the Patrol Leaders’ Council.
226. (a) The Patrol Leaders’ Council is a body composed of the Senior Patrol Leader, if any, and the Patrol Leaders. Assistant Patrol Leaders may also be members but their presence is not desirable in cases concerning discipline. The Scouters of the Troop, if present, should act in an advisory capacity only.
(b) The Patrol Leaders’ Council is responsible for guarding the Honour of the Troop, for arranging the programme of Troop activities, and for internal administration, including the expenditure of Troop Funds. (See Rule 196 (c) ).
227. (a) A Patrol Leader is a Scout appointed by the S.L. in consultation with the Patrol Leaders’ Council or the Patrol concerned, to take charge of a Patrol of Scouts.
(b) The Patrol Leader trains his Patrol through activities at Troop and Patrol meetings and camps.
(c) The Patrol Leader plans the activities for Patrol meetings and camps, with the assistance of his Assistant Patrol Leader and subject to the advice of the S.L. and the Patrol Leaders’ Council.
(d) Patrol Leaders wear uniform as in Rule 257 and badges as in Rule 274 and 275.
228. (a) An Assistant Patrol Leader is a Scout selected by the Patrol Leader with the approval of the S.L and the Patrol Leaders’ Council, to assist him and to take his place when absent.
(b) Assistant Patrol Leaders wear uniform as in Rule 257 and badges as in Rule 273.
229. The Patrol in Council is a meeting of all the Scouts in a Patrol for the discussion of its affairs under the leadership of the Patrol Leader.
230. A boy becomes a Scout by investiture as described in “Scouting for Boys” and “Good
Scouting” during which he makes the Scout Promise as in Rule 3. He is then entitled to wear
Scout uniform and badges as in Rules 257 and 272.
231. (a) The minimum age of entry into a Scout Troop is 10 years 9 months.
(b) In the case of a Cub Scout the C.S.L. and S.L. must agree the age at which he is to be admitted to the Troop, and the provisions of Rule 213 (b) and (c) will apply.
(c) A Scout should leave the Troop when he reached his 17th birthday. However, he may be permitted to remain with the Group until his 18th birthday to carry out service to the Group as determined by the G.S.L., but he will not remain in a Patrol.
Note: All Progress Tests are published separately in “Progress Badges”.
232. Before being invested he must pass the initial tests for the Scout Badge.
233. (a) After investiture as a Scout he proceeds to qualify in the Progress Tests in the
Basic Scout Standard, the Scout Standard, the Advanced Scout Standard, the Chief
Scout’s Award, the Venturer Award and the Sable Award.
(b) He may also qualify for the special Proficiency Badges.
(c) It is important that the older Scouts are given the facilities and opportunity to
continue their own personal training in interesting and adventure activities.
234. A Scout wears uniform as in Rule 257 and badges as in Rule 272.
Note: A Cub Scout who has joined the Troop after passing his Link Badge will thereby have already passed his Basic Scout Standard Tests.
235. Although the Sea Scout Training Programme is to be followed as a pattern of training for Sea Scout Troops, it is available for all Scouts who wish to achieve a standard of ability in water activities.
236. (I) The programme is in three parts, to be taken parallel with the Scout Standard, the Advanced Scout Standard and the Chief Scout’s Award. The three progressive stages are the Boatman Badge, the Coxwain’s Mate Badge and the Coxwain’s badge. (See booklet “Progress Tests”).
(ii) A Provincial Sea Activities Adviser may be appointed as laid down in Part Ill.
237. Although the Air Training Programme is to be followed as a pattern of training for Air
Scout Troops, it is available for all Scouts who wish to achieve a standard of ability in air
238. (I) The programme is in three parts to be taken parallel with the Scout Standard, the
Advanced Scout Standard and the Chief Scout’s Award. The three progressive stages
are the Airman’s Badge, the Senior Airman’s Badge and the Master Airman’s Badge.
(See “Progress Tests”).
(ii) A Provincial Air Activities Adviser may be appointed as laid down in Part Ill.
239. Under the Rhodesia Air Force Air Scout Recognition Scheme the Rhodesian Air
Force offers ‘official recognition’ to Air Scout Troops, registered in Rhodesia, who are able
to attain and maintain a high standard acceptable to the Commander of the Air Force.
Troops which earn ‘official recognition’ are offered certain privileges and facilities at Air
Force Stations, to encourage them to advance their knowledge and interest in ‘air subjects’.
The maximum number of Troops which the Air Force is prepared to ‘recognise’ is eight.
240. (i) The details of the Rhodesia Air Force Air Scout Recognition Scheme are set out in Air Force Administrative Instructions. The command and control of Air Scout Troops and responsibility for requesting assistance or facilities lies with The Boy Scouts Association of Rhodesia.
The responsibility of the Rhodesian Air Force is limited to the granting or withdrawal of “Official Recognition”, initial acceptance inspections, quarterly inspections and the provision of assistance and facilities where possible.
(ii) Request for the ‘initial recognition’ of an Air Scout Troop is to be made to H.Q.
Rules 241 to 250 vacant.
UNIFORM, EMBLEMS AND BADGES
Uniform - General
251. (i) The correct uniform, badges and emblems to be worn by Scouts, Commissioners, Scouters, Instructors, Administrators and members of the District Service Teams (see Rule 151 (iv)), and also by members of the Girl Guides Association in certain cases when helping with Scout Groups, are described in this Part of P.O.R.
(ii) No variation may be made in the uniform as described, nor any addition to it, with the exception of the authorised badges and decorations.
(iii) Bright metal buttons, unauthorised badges, fancy decorations and personal adornments, must not be displayed.
(iv) Uniformity of dress within each Section of a Group should be maintained.
252. Whenever uniform is worn in public it must be correct and complete.
253. (i) Members of the Movement may, at the discretion of the Scouter in charge, wear any convenient clothing in Camp, but whenever they appear in public outside camp limits, they must be in proper uniform.
(ii) When engaged in special activities (e.g. sailing, mountaineering etc.) Scouts, Scouters, Instructors and any other parson taking part will wear dress appropriate to the activity as laid down by the Scouter in charge and/or the authority supervising the activity concerned. Where a particular form of dress for a specific activity is recommended by H.Q. for safety and allied reasons, this recommendation must be followed.
254. (i) Members of the Movement (other than Cub Scouts) may wear either the Scout hat as described in Rule 257 or a beret of the appropriate colour, provided that all members of a Section wear the same type of headgear.
(ii) No badge, other than those authorised in this Part for the rank concerned, may be displayed on any headgear worn in accordance with this rule.
255. (i) Similar scarves must be worn by all members of a Group.
(ii) The colour and design of Group Scarves will be chosen by the G.S.L. in consultation with the Group Scouters, subject to the approval of the D.S.C. and District Scout Council, who will arrange that as far as possible no two Groups in the same District shall have scarves of the same colour and design.
(iii) Notwithstanding the provisions of (i) and (ii) above, a scarf of Provincial pattern and design may be worn by all members of a contingent while representing their Province at National Functions.
(iv) Notwithstanding the provisions of (i) and (ii) above, a scarf of National pattern and design may be worn by all members of a National contingent while representing Rhodesia at an International Scout function.
(see appendix C)
256. A Cub Scout wears uniform as follows, with the appropriate badges of rank as described in Rule 271.
Cap: Green with yellow piping, with cloth Scout badge (red background) in front.
Scarf: Group colour worn with plastic woggle, the colour of his six.
Shirt: Khaki (as for Scouts) closed neck, with two patch pockets (box pleats) buttoned flaps. Shoulder straps.
Shorts: Khaki: (as for Scouts) two side pockets and hip pocket and belt loops. No turnups.
Belt: Brown leather, 30 mm with Scout buckle.
Stockings: Khaki, long, no fancy tops.
Boots or Shoes: Black or brown leather of suitable type.
Outdoor Wear The Cub Scouts of a Pack should be encouraged to wear raincoats of the same style.
Outer garment of green corduroy of standard pattern with zip front. The official shade of khaki for shirts, shorts and stockings is as stocked by the Scout Shop.
257. A Scout wears uniform as follows, with the appropriate badges of rank described in
Headgear: Khaki hat (four dents), flat brim, leather band round crown, and lace worn at the back of the head and tied in front on the brim of the hat, or, Beret, green with Scout badge (Green background) worn above left eye.
Note: All members of a section (other than Scouters) must wear the same type of headgear.
Scarf: Group Colour (as approved by District Scout Council) worn with plaited leather woggle.
Shirt: Khaki, closed neck, with two patch pockets (Box Pleated) and buttoned flaps, shoulder straps.
Shorts: Khaki, two side pockets and hip pocket with button and belt loops. No turnups.
Belt: Brown leather, 30 mm wide with Scout buckle.
Stockings: Khaki, long: no fancy tops.
Boots or shoes: Black or brown leather of suitable type. (Colour should be standard within the group).
Green of official standard pattern, zip front, with World Membership
badge on left breast.
Note: 1. The official shade of Khaki for shirts, shorts and stockings is as
stocked by the Scout Shop.
2. Long trousers and lanyards will not be worn.
(see appendix C)
258. An Air Scout wears uniform as follows, with the appropriate badges of rank described
in Rule 272-275.
Headgear: Beret, dark blue with the Scout Badge worn above left eye.
Scarf: As for Scouts.
Shirt: Grey; of same pattern as for Scouts.
Shorts:Dark blue; pattern as for Scouts.
Belt: As for Scouts.
Stockings: Grey, long; no fancy tops.
Boots or Shoes: Black or brown leather of a suitable pattern.
Green outer Garment: optional, (as for Scouts).
259. A Sea Scout wears uniform as follows, with the appropriate badges of rank described in Rule 272-275.
Headgear: Cap: Blue jackets with white cover and a ribbon inscribed “Sea Scouts...
Scarf: As for Scouts.
Belt: As for Scouts.
Shirt: White; pattern as for Scouts
Shorts: Dark Blue; pattern as for Scouts.
Stockings: Dark Blue; no fancy tops.
Boots or Shoes: Black.
Garment: optional, as for Scouts.
260. Male Scouters
(a) All male Scouters will wear uniform as for Scout, Air Scout or Sea Scout according to his section (Pack Scouters as for Scouts) with the following exceptions:
(i) Sea Scouters wear a dark blue peaked cap with black band and white cover.
(ii) The appropriate Scouter’s hat badge will be worn on the left side of the Scout hat or above the left eye on a beret. Pack Scouters’ hat badge is worn in front of the hat.
(iii) 12 mm cloth bands on left shoulder strap of colour(s) appropriate to his rank. (iv) A walking stick or thimbstick may be carried on appropriate occasions.
(b) The following is the uniform for ladies:
Headgear: Dark brown felt hat wide brimmed, no dents, (official pattern).
Dress: Khaki, one piece, of standard uniform pattern in approved material.
Shoes: Brown, flat, heeled, of plain pattern.
Garment: optional, of official pattern.
(c) Scarf Scouters, other than Group Scouters, may wear any of the toflowing scarves:
(i) The scarf of any Group to which they belong.
(ii) A scarf of Scout Green.
(iii) A Gilwell Scarf, if entitled to it.
(Group Scouters entitled to wear the Gilwell Scarf may wear it when not with, or
representing, their Group.)
Note: Long trousers will not be worn except on medical grounds.
261. Commissioners wear uniform as for Scouters with the appropriate hat badge on left side of hat or above left eye on the beret.
Non-Warranted and Honorary Ranks
262. Uniform as for Scouters.
Guides and Rangers
263. A Guide or Ranger helping with a Pack may be given permission by the Captain of her
Guide Company to wear Guide uniform when so helping. The badge described in Rule 271 (a)
may also be worn.
264. As far as possible all Scouts, and Scouters (Including Commissioners) should be encouraqed to wear the official outer garment supplied by the Scout Shops.
265. It is most desirable that, in order to be able to withdraw badges on the resignation or dismissal of any Scout, the District Scout Council should retain the property of them, by not selling them to any Scout but by lending them to him during his tenure of the rank in question.
Badges of rank are obtainable from H.Q. through Scout Shops and are issued as follows:
(i) For Scouts: By the Secretary of the District Scout Association on the recommendation of the Scout Leader.
(ii) For Scouters, Non-warranted and Honorary ranks: By the Secretary of the District or Provincial Scout Council as the case may be. Badges will be issued after the warrant has been granted by H.Q., or in the case of Non-warranted and Honorary ranks, when the appointment has been made.
266. (i) The World Badge is the symbol of membership of World Scouting and of the Boy
Scouts Association of Rhodesia as part of World Scouting. It is the property of the
World Scout Bureau.
(ii) The Arrowhead Badge is the sumbol of the Scout Association. It is the property
of Scout Headquarters and not the Movement at large. Its use is protected by Act of
267. (i) Uniform
The World Membership Badge is worn by all Scouts, Scouters, Instructors, Advisers, Administrators, and members of a District Service Team entitled to wear uniform. The badge is worn on the left shirt pocket or in a similar position on the jersey, pullover, dress or blouse.
(ii) Ordinary Clothes
A lapel badge or brooch of World Membership Badge pattern may be worn by all members of the Association as in Rule 25.
(iii) Outer Garment
No badge other than the special large pattern of the World Membership Badge or Arrowhead Badge and the Patrol Leader’s Badge may be worn on the outer garment. The Badge is worn immediately over the position of the left breast pocket of the shirt. The Patrol Leader’s Badge is worn immediately below.
(iv) Activities Dress
The special large pattern of the World Membership Badge or Arrowhead Badge is worn with special activities dress or working rig.
Head Dress Badges
268. (i) Cub Scouts will wear on the front of the cap a cloth badge based on the Arrowhead Badge with red background.
(ii) Scouts will wear on the front of the beret a cloth badge based on the Arrowhead
Badge with a green background.
(iii) Other ranks will wear on the beret or hat the badges set down in Rule 281.
269. The Arrowhead Badge, the name of the Association and other Scout Designations may be used by Scout Councils and Groups in the following ways without reference to H.Q.:
(i) As part of uniforms of members as laid down in these rules.
(ii) On Flags as laid down in these Rules.
(iii) On letterheads, forms, reports, logs and other stationery.
(iv) On directional signs, noticeboards and name plates on, outside, or in connection with and Scout Headquarters or other building.
(v) On posters, notices, journals, pamphlets and other publicity and public relations material.
(vi) On pictures in any medium displayed in any Scout building or privately, provided they are of members. events or places associated with the Movement.
General Badges for Scouters
270. (a) Scouters, persons holding Non-Warranted and Honorary rank and Cub Instructors appointed under Rule 211. who have taken the Scout Promise in accordance with Rule 4-5 wear, in uniform, the World Membership Badge.
The badge is worn on the left breast pocket of the shirt or in a similar position on the dress.
(b) In ordinary clothes they may wear the World Membership lapel badge.
(c) The badges of two or more ranks may not be worn at the same time.
(d) A Scouter who holds more than one warranted rank will wear the uniform and badges appropriate to the particular occasion, but where this is not practicable, the uniform and badges of the senior rank will be worn.
271. A Cub Scout wears the following badges:
(a) In Uniform
(i) A cloth badge, based on the Arrowhead badge with red background, on the front of the cap.
(ii) The World Membership Badge on the left breast pocket of the shirt.
(b) In Ordinary Clothes
The World Membership buttonhole badge.
A Second wears badges as for Cub Scout and in addition, in uniform, a cloth badge with one
gold bar and the Arrowhead badge on the right sleeve below the Provincial Emblem.
A Sixer wears badges as for Cub Scout and in addition, in uniform, a cloth badge with two
gold bars and the Arrowhead badge on the right sleeve below the Provincial Emblem.
272. A Scout wears the following badges:
(a) In uniform - On the beret, if worn, a cloth badge based on the Arrowhead Badge with green background. The badge is worn above the left eye. The World Membership Badge on the left breast pocket of the shirt.
(b) In ordinary clothes - The World Membership buttonhole Badge.
273. An Assistant Patrol Leader wears badges as for Scout and, in addition, in uniform, a cloth badge with one gold bar and the Arrowhead Badge below the Membership badge on the left breast pocket of the shirt.
274. A Patrol Leader wears badges as for Scout and, in addition, in uniform, a cloth badge with two gold bars and the Arrowhead Badge below the Membership Badge on the left breast pocket of the shirt.
275. A Senior Patrol Leader wears badges as for Scout and, in addition, in uniform, a cloth badge with one narrow and two broad gold bars and the Arrowhead badge below the Membership badge on the left breast pocket of the shirt.
276. (a) Scouters wear badges as laid down in Rules 267, 268, 270.
(b) In addition in uniform, hat badges are worn as laid down in Rule 281.
(c) Sea Scouters wear, on the front of the cap, special cloth badges of the colour
appropriate to the rank, as indicated in Rule 260 and 281.
(d) Certain ranks also wear shoulder bands as laid down in Rule 281.
277. (a) Non-warranted ranks wear badges as laid down in Rules 270.
(b) They may also wear a hat badge as laid down in Rule 281.
278. A Chaplain in uniform wears above the right breast pocket cloth badge consisting of a yellow cross on a green background with the Arrowhead superimposed (or an alternative design for Jewish Chaplains).
279. (a) Honorary Ranks wear, in uniform, the badges appropriate to tne corresponaung warranted rank.
(b) They may also wear, in ordinary clothes, the Membership buttonhole badge.
280. (i) Persons who are not Scouters or holders of Non-warranted or Honorary rank, e.g. associates of the Association, members of Provincial Scout Councils, members and associates of District Scout Councils, members of Group Committees and other supporters of the Movement, may wear the approved miniature badge.
(ii) The possession of this badge does not of itself constitute membership of the Scout Movement.
281. The following are the types and colours of hat badges and colours of shoulder band of various ranks:
Type “C” is Cub Scout type, circular, bearing Scout Arrowhead on a coloured background. It is worn in front of the hat.
Type “S” is the plumed badge with Scout Arrowhead badge and is worn on left side of the hat.
Both types of badges, when worn on a beret are worn above the left eye. The Shoulder bands are rings of 20 mm braid worn around the left shoulder strap next to the shoulder seam.
Rank of Scouter Type Colour Shoulder band
A.C.S.L C RED -
C.S.L C GREEN -
A.S.L S RED RED
S.L S GREEN GREEN
G.S.L. S GREEN & WHITE White
D.C.S.L. S WHITE
D.S.L S WHITE
All Ranks S PURPLE
including Service Teams S YELLOW
Sea Scouters wear special hat badge on front of cap.
282. Service stars are worn by Cub Scouts only, on left breast above the pocket.
Cub Scout Six Identification
283. Cub Scouts wear coloured woggles to indicate their Six.
Scout Patrol Identification
284. (I) Scouts wear a Colour Patch to indicate their Patrol.
(ii) Patrol Colour Patches will be 20 mm wide and 75 mm long worn in horizontal position on right sleeve below the Provincial Badge.
(iii) The following is the standard list of patrol names and their colours for Rhodesia.
The Patch is worn with the first named colour facing forwards.
Buffalo : Red and White
Bull : Red
Bulldog : Light blue and orange
Cat : Navy and grey
Eland : Orange
Elephant : Orange
Hippopotamus : Orange and navy
Kudu : Orange and white
Leopard : Orange and black
Lion : Orange and red
Rhinocerous : Black and Grey
Zebra : Black and white
Crane : Kingfisher blue and orange
Crow : Black
Dove : Grey and orange
Eagle : Red and black
Guineafowl : Light blue and red
Kingfisher : Kingfisher blue
Owl : Light blue
Starling : Kingfisher blue and black
Swift : Navy blue
Woodpecker : Red and Grey
Wood pigeon : Light blue and grey
Sea Scout Patrols:
Albatross : White and grey
Puffin : Grey and orange
Gannett : Orange and navy
The following Patrol colours, taken from the above list and reversed, may be worn so that existing Patrol names not on the standard list can be continued or new ones used with the permission of the Scout Leader, Group Scout Leader and the District Scout Commissioner.
White and red : Red and Orange
Orange and light blue : Red and light blue
Black and orange : Black and Kingfisher blue
Black and Red : Grey and red.
Provincial and Group Badges
285. (i) Provincial and Group badges bearing distinctive identification emblems and/or lettering may be any size up to a maximum height of 50 mm and a maximum width up to 40 mm.
(ii) The Provincial Badge is worn on the right sleeve immediately below the Group name tape.
(iii) A Group Badge is worn on the point of the scarf.
(iv) No badge may be worn unless the design has been approved by H.Q., subject to the following conditions:
(a) A drawing or specimen of the design (which will not be returned) must be submitted to H.Q. through the P.S.C., with a statement of his approval in writing.
(b) The design must be emblematic in character.
(c) The design must conform to the measurements set out in sub-paragraph (i) to this Rule.
(See “Progress Tests”)
286. (I) Cub Scouts - The Arrow badges are worn above the right breast pocket: each successive Arrow Badge gained may be worn, the higher award to be worn above that already held.
The Link Badge is worn on the right breast pocket.
(ii) Scouts - The Link Badge, Basic Scout Standard, Scout Standard, Advanced Scout Standard, Chief Scouts Award, Venturer and Sable Award are worn on the right breast pocket.
Only one Progress Badge is worn by Scouts. A higher Progress Badge replaces a lower one.
287. (i) Cub Scouts - proficiency badges are worn on the left sleeve of the shirt. The Swimmer Badge or the Rescuer Badge may be worn on swimming trunks. (See booklet “Target”).
(ii) Scouts - Interest and Pursuit proficiency badges are worn on the lower part of the left sleeve of the shirt.
Service and Instructor Badges are worn above these. (See booklet “Scout Proficiency Badges”).
Air and Sea Training Programme Badges
288. See “Progress Tests”.
Air and Sea Training Programme badges are worn on the left sleeve and above any proficiency
Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and President’s Award Badges
289. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award or the President’s Award Badge will be worn on the left sleeve of the shirt immediately below the shoulder seam.
Rhodesian Air Force Air Scout Recognition Badge
290. The Rhodesian Air Force Air Scout Recognition Badge granted in terms of Rules 239 and 240 is worn above the right pocket of the shirt.
Emblems of Scout Decorations and Awards
291. The emblems of Scout Decorations and awards are worn above the right pocket of the shirt.
Leader Training Award
292. (i) The Leader Training Award known as the “Wood Badge” is awarded to Scouters and persons holding non-warranted or honorary rank who complete satisfactorily the respective courses of training outlined in the pamphlet “The Training of Scouters”.
(ii) The Wood Badge remains the property of the World Scout Bureau and must be surrendered on demand to H.Q.
(iii) The Wood Badge consists of facsimiles of two of the beads forming the necklace, originally belonging to Chief Dinuzulu, which was captured by Lord Baden-Powell during the Zulu war.
(iv) The Wood Badge worn by Assistant Leader Trainers is similar but with the addition of one extra bead.
(v) The Wood Badge worn by Leader Trainers is similar but with the addition of two extra beads.
(vi) The Wood Badge is worn in uniform on a leather thong round the neck.
The Thanks Badge
293. (i) The Thanks Badge is intended as a means of expressing the Movement’s appreciation to those who are not active members who have been of service to the Movement.
(ii) The Badge may be presented by any Scout or Scouter provided he has obtained the approval of the District Scout Council or the D.S.C. It is intended for wear in plain clothes but does not confer membership of the Movement on the recipient.
(iii) If the person to whom the badge is to be presented is connected with the Movement in another District, the approval of the appropriate District Scout Council or D.S.C. must be obtained.
Other Emblems and Badges
294. No Badge, cord, chevron, emblem or other decoration may be worn in uniform except:
(i) Those as authorised elsewhere in P.O.R.
(ii) (a) Those authorised from time to time by H.Q.
(b) A badge authorised for temporary wear in connection with a special gathering, camp, or other similar event, or in connection with a visit abroad, may not be worn in uniform after three months from the conclusion of the event, or, in the case of an event or camp held outside Rhodesia, after three months from return to Rhodesia.
(iii)(a) Ribbons or Orders, decorations, medals and awards conferred by the Head of
State or Government of Rhodesia.
(b) Ribbons or Orders, decorations, medals and awards conferred by Heads of
State or Governments of other countries and by Scout Associations of other
(c) These are worn above the left pocket of the shirt.
(iv)(a) The St. John Ambulance Association and the St. Andrew Ambulance Association proficiency badges (Junior and Senior): British Red Cross Society Junior Arm Badge and Senior proficiency badge: the cloth badge authorised by the Royal Life Saving Society and the South African Life Saving Association.
(b) These are worn on the left arm of the shirt in the centre with proficiency
(v) (a) The life saving medals of the Order of St. John and the Royal Humane Society including their ribbons.
(b) These are worn above the line of the right pocket of the shirt.
(vi) A black crepe band 50 mm wide worn round the left sleeve to denote official mourning.
295. (i) Scouts may use any of the following:
(a) The National Flag
(b) Group, District and Province Flags
(c) Patrol Flags
(d) The World Scout Brotherhood Flag.
(ii) A Cub Scout Pack may use a Totem Pole as a record of Cub Scout achievement but it must not be used in Pack ceremonies nor carried on public occasions.
296. (i) Scout Group Flags will be of uniform size, will have the Arrowhead Badge as a mount and bear the Arrowhead Badge and the motto “Be Prepared”. Additionally they may bear the name of the Group and the words “Cub Scouts” or “Scouts”.
(ii) Scout Province and District flags will have the Arrowhead as a mount and bear the Arrowhead Badge and the motto “Be Prepared”. Additionally they may bear the name of the Province or District and the Province or District emblem.
(iii) The colours to be used in Group Flags are as follows:
(a) Cub Scout Pack - green lettering and badge on yellow background.
(b) Scout Troop - yellow lettering and badge on green background.
(c) Air Scout Troop - yellow lettering and badge on light blue background.
(d) Sea Scout Troop - white lettering and badge on navy blue background.
Rules 297-310 vacant.
ACTIVITIES AND GENERAL RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS
311. (a) Bands, where such exist, must be so conducted as to avoid nuisance to the public, and, in particular, must not play when passing churches, hospitals, or any house where illness is known to be. They must not play after 9.00 p.m. in streets, and bugle practice must not be carried out in open places within 500 metres of houses.
(b) Bands are not permitted for Cub Scouts.
Boating and Bathing
312. No Scouter or other person in charge for the time being shall allow any Scout to take part in boating without first considering carefully all the conditions, and in particular having satisfied himself:
(i) That the Scout can swim 50 metres in shirt, shorts and stockings. This precaution may be relaxed in the case of lakes and streams where it is known there is no danger and that the depth of water nowhere exceeds three metres.
(ii) That, in addition, if sailing, the boat is under the charge of a person competent in sailing.
(iii) That all reasonable precautions be taken to avoid boating and canoeing in waters infested with bilharzia.
313. The following rules, additional to those in rule 312 apply to all Scouts undertaking boat training.
(a) No boat may be taken into use, nor continue to be used, until its use has been authorised by the Boating Activities Committee as provided in Rules 139 and 140.
(b) No boat shall be used in Scout training unless properly manned and under the charge of a competent person in terms of rules made by the Boating Activities Committee under Rules 139 and 140.
314. (i) No Scout shall be allowed to bathe, except under the personal supervision of the Scouter in charge of the party or some competent adult swimmer appointed by him for the purpose. The safety of the place must have been ascertained previously and all reasonable precautions must be taken, including the provision of a life-line. All reasonable precautions should be taken to ensure that bathing does not take place in waters infested with bilharzia.
(ii) A picket of two good swimmers, preferably those with Rescuer Badge, must be on duty (undressed), in a boat or on shore as the circumstances may demand, ready to help any boy in distress. The picket must not bathe until the others have left the water.
(iii) This rule does not apply to bathing in properly supervised swimming baths. The precautions set out in this rule may also be modified to a reasonable extent where the Scouter in charge has ascertained previously, beyond reasonable doubt, that the whole of the water is shallow, and that no possible danger exists or can exist.
315. Cub Scouts may boat or bathe, subject to the precautions set out above in Rules 312-
316. (I) No Scouts may camp without the previous permission of their D.S.C.
(ii) Only in exceptional circumstances, and with the specific consent of the D.S.C., may Cub Scouts be allowed to camp with Scouts.
(iii) When Scouts propose to hold a camp outside their own District at least 14 days notice of a camp Within their own Province and 21 days notice of a camp in another Province, must be given by the Scouter in charge to his D.S.C. who will inform the Provincial Scout Commissioner.
317. The Provincial Scout Commissioner shall:
(a) if the camp is to be held in his own Province, inform the D.S.C. concerned.
(b) if the camp is to be held outside his Province, immediately advise the P.S.C. of the Province concerned.
318. The D.S.C. of any District in which the camp takes place has control under Rule 128. Parties of Scouts trekking or hiking through one or more Provinces should give similar notice, stating approximate dates. If Scouts intend to visit a site frequently at week-ends, a general notice should be given at the beginning of the season.
319. To implement the conditions set out in Rule 316 (i) permit forms can be obtained by D.S.C.s from Provincial H.O. Permit forms must include the essential requirements shown in the pro-forma issued from H.Q.
320. D.S.C.s must only issue Permits to G.S.L.s of Groups with whose camping abilities they are completely satisfied, and G.S.L.s must use the same discretion in issuing permits to Patrol Leaders, but the D.S.C. is not relieved of his responsibilities as to these Camps.
321. (i) Scouts proposing to camp or travel outside Rhodesia must first obtain sanction of H.Q. through the usual channels: the application, accompanied by a recommendation from the D.S.C., must be submitted to H.Q. through the usual channels, not less than three months before the date of departure.
(ii) Sanction will not be given for Cub Scouts to camp abroad, or save in exceptional circumstances, to travel abroad.
(iii) Invitation to foreign Scouts to visit or camp in Rhodesia must not be issued until Sanction has been obtained from H.Q. through the proper channels not less than two months before the date of the visit.
322. Enough sleeping bags or blankets must be provided to enable each Scout to make up
a separate bed.
323. Camp raiding and other forms of horseplay are strictly prohibited.
325. Access to Airfields
Note: The following rules do not apply to visit a civil airport when the spectators enclosure
is used or to service units on an open day.
(i) Permission must first be obtained from the control body before a Scout, or any party of Scouts, may be allowed to proceed on to any private, civil or Service airfield.
(ii) Before proceeding on to any airfield Scouts must have been given instruction, as appropriate, in the following:
(a) The general layout of the airfield, with special reference to runways in use, taxi-ing areas, glider launching and cable dropping areas, and safe areas for spectators;
(b) The hazards or jet intakes and exhausts, propellors ejection seats, explosive canopies, glider cables and aviation fuels.
326. Before engaging in any flight other than as a fare paying passenger on an airline, a
Scout must have been given instruction in the following:
(i) The use of the aircraft safety harness and other safety equipment;
(ii) The purpose of the flight, the physiological sensations which may be experienced and the methods of clearing the ear on the descent.
A private pilot who takes Scouts flying must have minimum of 100 hours flying time as a captain of any aircraft.
327. In order to ensure the safe control of the sport of Parascencling within tne Scout Movement the following safety regulations must be applied:
(i) The instructor in charge of operations must hold an instructor’s certificate and be in sole charge of the operations;
(ii) The instructor in charge must satisfy himself that all equipment being used in the operations has been inspected and is in proper working condition;
(iii) The launch marshal must hold an assistant instructor’s certificate;
(iv) All taking part in the operation must have been instructed in and have demonstrated the correct landing procedure. This should preferably be done by the instructor in charge, but may be delegated by the instructor in charge to another instructor or assistant instructor but to no other person;
(v) All participating must have completed a minimum of two hours synthetic training;
(vi) The launch marshal must ensure that each parachutist is correctly dressed, i.e. helmet, boots and protective clothing, before the harness is put on. He should also ensure that the parachutist has no sharp implements on him, i.e. knife, keys;
(vii) It is essential that the harness should fit correctly. Packing with cushions and the like is not acceptable;
(viii) No parachutist shall release himself unless given specific instructions to do so by the instructor in charge, who will have satisfied himself that the parachutist has reached the appropriate stage of training;
(ix) There must be no person in the towing vehicle other than: the instructor in charge, who should be the driver; the look-out man; and the tensiometer reader;
(x) Good discipline must be exercised by all concerned in the operation;
(xi) All those taking part in this sport must familiarise themselves with the rules relating to flight safety and access to airfields;
(xii) The minimum age for release from a towing vehicle is 14 years of age.
328. Before any training in mountaineering, mountain rescue, abseiling, etc. is undertaken, the Scouter in charge shall satisfy himself that all proper safety precautions have been taken.
329. Before any training involving the use of firearms is undertaken, the Scouter in charge shall satisfy himself that all proper safety precautions have been taken.
330. Before any training involving the carrying out of hazardous expeditions is undertaken, the Scouter in charge shall satisfy himself that all proper safety precautions have been taken.
Rules 331-340 vacant.
DECORATIONS AND AWARDS
341. The Rules and Regulations regarding the granting of Scout Decorations and Awards are those of the Scout Association in the United Kingdom whose gift they are whilst Rhodesia is a Branch of that Association.APPENDIX “A”
Section 7 of Part Two of the 1973 edition of P.O.R. of The Scout Association are quoted here for information:
(a) The “Cornwell Scout” Badge
This is an exceptional award in respect of pre-eminently high character and devotion to duty, together with great courage, endurance or gallantry. The award is reserved exclusively to Scouts under 18 years of age who have an outstanding record of service and efficiency. The badge is in bronze and an emblem of similar design may be worn. This award may be worn by the holder after he has attained 18 years of age.
(b) The Long Service Decoration
(i) This decoration, which is additional to awards for Good Services or Meritorious Conduct, is granted to Scouters, Instructors, Administrators and Advisers who have given 1 5 years service in one or more of these appointments. Such service need not be continuous but service as a Scout cannot be counted;
(ii) The decoration is in the form of a white knot on a mushroom background.
(c) Awards for Gallantry
These awards are granted at the discretion of Headquarters to Scouts; to Groups or or local Venture Scout Units for collective action; to Scouters, Instructors, Administrators, Advisers, members of District Service Teams and persons holding Honorary Ranks. The Awards are:
(i) Bronze Cross (red ribbon) - The highest possible award for gallantry, granted only for special heroism or extraordinary risk;
(ii) Silver Cross (blue ribbon) - For gallantry with considerable risk;
(iii) Gilt Cross (blue and red vertical ribbon) - For gallantry with moderate risk;
(iv) Bar to any of the above - For additional acts of equal gallantry;
(v) Chief Scout’s Commendation (cloth emblem - blue and white knot) - For acts which do not involve the degree of risk specified for a Cross or Bar.
(d) Awards for Meritorious Conduct
(These awards are granted to the same classes of persons as are eligible for gallantry awards, for conduct displaying a high standard of courage, endurance, initiative or devotion to duty - often under suffering - but which may not have involved risk to life.
The Awards are:
(i) The Medal for Meritorious Conduct (green ribbon with vertical stripe);
(ii) Bar - for further comparable meritorious conduct;
(iii) Certificate of Meritorious Conduct (cloth emblem, green and white knot);
(iv) The Chief Scout’s Commendation (cloth emblem, green and blue knot).
(e) Awards for Good Service
Awards for specially good services to the Movement are made by Headquarters to
Scouters, Instructors, Administrators, Advisers and, in exceptional circumstances,
to others who have given valuable service for a considerable period.
The Awards are:
(i) Chief Scout’s Commendation (cloth emblem, white and yellow knot);
(ii) Medal of Merit (green ribbon) - At least ten years outstanding service;
(iii) Bar to Medal of Merit (green ribbon with vertical orange stripe) -For not less than a further five years outstanding service;
(iv) The Silver Acorn (orange supporting ribbon) - For specially distinguished services;
(v) Bar to The Silver Acorn (orange supporting ribbon with green stripe) - For further specially distinguished services;
(vi) Silver Wolf (green and yellow supporting ribbon) - For services of the most exceptional character. This Award is the unrestricted gift of the Chief Scout.
(f) Enthlems and Certificates
(i) When the insignia of a Scout Decoration or Award is not worn it is represented in uniform by an emblem having a knot design in appropriate colour(s);
(ii) The Award of a Bar to any decoration is indicated by a Scout badge superimposed on the basic design. The Scout Badge is green f or a Bar to the Silver Acorn, gold for other awards.
(iii) All awards are accompanied by an appropriate certificate.
(g) Method of Wear
(i) Scout decorations (except the Silver Wolf, Silver Acorn and Silver Acorn and Bar), and the emblems of all Scout decorations, are worn immediately above the right pocket flap and in the following order from the wearer’s left to right. (Corresponding position for ladies.)
Awards for Gallantry Awards for Meritorious Conduct Awards for Good Services Long Service Decorations;
(ii) The ribbons from which the Silver Wolf and Silver Acorn depend are worn round the neck;
(iii) Only one award for Good Services and/or its emblem may be worn, namely the highest received;
(iv) The “Cornwall Scout” Badge (Bronze) or its emblem is worn above this line of emblems if applicable.
(v) Where a collective award for Gallantry or Meritorious Conduct is made to a Group or local Venture Scout Unit, this may be attached to the Group Flag at the top corner nearer the staff.
Applications for Decorations and Awards
Recommendations for Decorations and Awards to members of The Boy Scouts Association of Rhodesia are to be made by Commissioners to H.Q. on the appropriate form giving details of the qualifications and grounds for the recommendation. The final recommendation is made to London Headquarters by the Chief Commissioner.
(See appendix B)
Rules 342-350 vacant
The Rhodesia Association maintains two policies as undernoted:
1. Public Liability. The Policy covers:
(a) Accidental bodily injury to or disease contracted by any person (other than persons in the service of the Association).
(b) Accidental loss or accidental damage to property (other than property belonging to or in the custody or control of the Association or any person in the service of the Association).
The Limit of Liability for any one accident is $50 000.
The Policy has been extended to include the liability of a Member of the Association to another Member, insofar as such liability arises during the course of activities organised by the Association.
2. Personal Accident.
The Policy covers all uniformed Members of the Association for bodily injury caused by violent external and visible means and certain Medical Expenses, whilst engaged on Scout activities.
Details of the above-mentioned policies and claim forms are available from The Secretary, Rhodesia Headquarters, to whom claims must be submitted through proper channels.
3. Group Property
It is the responsibility of the Group Committee to arrange insurance cover for the Group
Property and as necessary the following insurance cover should be arranged:
If the Group owns buildings, adequate cover against Fire, Storm, etc.
(b) Group Equipment.
Camping and all other Group Equipment, preferably upon an “All Risks” basis for equipment taken away from Group Headquarters.
(c) Property Owners Liability.
The Public Liability Policy excludes liability arising out of the Ownership of buildings and land. Suitable cover should be arranged by the Group.
(d) Motor Vehicle.
Minimum requirements is cover in the terms of the Roads and Road Traffic Act. Policies can be issued to provide wider cover. It is essential to obtain cover for passengers for passenger carrying vehicles.
4. Notification of Accidents
Where any person, whether a member of the Movement or not, suffers personal injury or accidental death in the course of or arising out of a Scout activity, or event, or in connection with or upon any Scout property, Headquarters must be advised at once with a full report on the accident by the Scouter in charge which must be submitted through the District Commissioner.
Official Forms Issued by Headquarters
Form A : For the registration of a District
Form B : Model Bye-laws for a District Scout Council
Form C : For the registration of a Group
Form D : Annual Census Summary
Form E : Provincial Annual Summery of Groups
Form F : Group Annual Census Return
Form G : Application for a Warrant for District or Group Scouter
Form GC : Application for a Warrant for a Commissioner
Form H : Application for Award for Gallantry
Form I : Applications for Award for Good Service to the Movement
Form J : Application for “Cornwall Scout” Badge
Form K : Application for Award for Meritorious Conduct
Form L : Application for Long Service Decoration
Form M : Application for Chief Scout’s Award
Form N : Application for Venturer Award
Form 0 : Application for Sable Award
Form PC : Notification of Camp and Camp Permit Rule 319 and 320
Form PC (Abroad) : Application for permission to Camp outside Rhodesia
Form P.C. (Cub Scouts) : Notification of Pack Holiday (or Cub Scout Camp) and permit
Form SP : Schedule of Group Property (Rule 194)
Form TI : Transfer Form for Scouts
Form W : Form to be attached to Leader’s Warrants returned to H.Q.
Form X : Form to be attached to Commissioner’s Warrant returned to H.Q.
Form of Consent and
Indemnity (Air Scout Troops)
International Letter of
Accidents, notification of Appendix ‘A’
Accounts, Group 196
Activities Advisers 54,55
Administration of Movement 23-24
Administrators 54, 55
Advisers 54, 55
Cub Scouts 212-213, 231
Air Scouts 237-240
Airfields, access to 325
Air Training Programme 237
Appeal from dismissal:
Appeals, funds 12,13
Appointments 52, 54
cancellation of 74-83
Arrowhead Badge 266, 269
Awards and Decorations 341
(a) Cornwall Scout
(b) Long Service
(d) Meritorious Conduct
(e) Good Service
(f) Emblems and Certificates
(g) Method of Wearing
Air Scout 288,290
Cub Scouts 271
Duke of Edinburgh 289
Decorations and Awards 291
Head Dress 254, 268, 281
Leader Training 292
Patrol Leader 273, 274
President’s Award 289
Progress, Scout and Cub 214,232
Scouter 270, 276, 281
Sea Scout 288
Service Stars 282
Six Woggles 283
World Membership 266,267
Bank Accounts 142, 196
Boating and Sailing 139-140,312,313
Bronze Cross for Gallantry 341
Brownies, Joint Training with Cub Scouts 31
Bye- Laws 119,141
Camp, Uniform 253
Outside Rhodesia 321
Cub Scouts 316,318,321-323
Certificates for Awards 341
Certificates of Appointment 54
Chair men 55,108-9,134
Chief Scout 23
Chief Scout’s Commendation 341
Chief Scout Commissioner 23,52
Church, relationships 6,7
closure of a Section 184
Collections, Street 14,15
Confidential Reports 26
Conduct of Meetings 37,38
Committee of Council 24
Committee of Enquiry 79,80,82,83,181,182
Cub Scout Pack 204-211
Cub Scout Leaders and A.C.S.Ls 199-203
Age Limits 212,213
Boating and Bathing 312,315
Joint Training with Brownies 31
Link Badge 217
Pack, the 204-209
Service Stars 282
Sixers’ Council 210
Decorations and Awards 341
Determination of Membership 27
Disagreement between Scout Authorities 88,117
Dismissal of Scout 188
Dismissal of Scouter 74,83
Appointments, non-warranted 146
Assist. Dist. Commissioner 131-132
Boating Activities 139-140
Executive Committee 137-138
Orga nisation 121
Scout Commissioner 127-130
Scout Council 134-136
Disagreement, D.S.C./Council 126
Service Team 151
Emblems and Badges (Other) 294
Enquiry, Committee of 82-83
Enquiry after Suspension 79-83
Equipment Schedules 194
Executive Committee 112-113,137-138
External Relations 28-31
Flight Safety 325
Forms, official Appendix ‘B’
Fund Raising 11-15
Gallantry Awards 341
Gilt Cross for Gallantry 341
Good Service Awards 341
Government, Correspondence with 35
Scout Leaders 165-170
Supporters’ Association 192,281
Joint Training 31
Handshake left 44
Honorable Charge 58 105
Honorary Ranks 54,97,159
Indemnities Appendix B
Industrial Disputes 10
Injuries, notification Appendix A
Insurance Appendix A
Ladies, appointment 56
Law and Promise
Leader Trainers 48,103-107
Leader Training 45-49
Leader Training Award 292
Leader Warrants 53,58,63-71
Legal Status 21-22
Letter of Appointment , 54
Link Badge 217
Long Service Decoration 341
Management and Control 23-24
Medal of Merit 341
Meetings, conduct of 37
Method (and aim) 1
Meritorious Conduct Award 341
Mixed Units 31
Non-Warranted Appointments 54
Open Group 172,198
Patrol Leader 227
Patrol Leaders’ Council 226-227
Patrol Names and Colours 284
Patrol System 224-225
Policy 1-16, 36
President, Provincial 92-95
Assistant Commissioners 100-1 02
Disagreement P.S.C./Council 117
Executive Committee 112-113
Leader Trainers 103-107
Scout Council 110-111, 114
Public Relations 36, 55
Quartermasters 55, 146
Provincial and District Council and sub-Committees 38
Raiding in Camp 323
Rangers 31, 263
Relations, external 28-31
Religious Policy 6
Religious Services 7
Remuneration of Administrators 116
Canoeing 139, 312
Sailing Vessels 139-140,312
Sales, Street 14,15
School Groups 198
Scout Association 21,22
Scout Council 23
Scout/Guide Co -operation 31
Scout Law 2
Scout Leaders 218-223
Scout Promise 2,4,5
Scout Shops 264
Scout Sign 41
Scout Standard ~ 233
Scouting for Boys 167
Scouts’ Owns 7
Sea Scouts 235-236
Service Teams, District 151-153
Service Stars 182
Sex Education 8
Silver Cross for Gallantry 341
Sixers’ Council 210
Sponsored (Closed) Group 6,171,172
Sponsored (Open) Group 171,172,198
Sponsorship of Groups 171,172
Supporters’ Association badge 280
District Scout Council 125
Thanks Badge 293
Totem Poles 295
Training Team 48
Travelling Commissioner 53,110,81,110,112,186
Transfers, leaders 89
Trustees and Property 32
Additional Items 251
Air Scouts 258
Cub Instructors 211
Cub Scout 216,256
Gilwell Scarf 260
Guides and Rangers 263
Non-Warranted and Honorary 262,277
Sea Scouts 259
Special Activities 253
Voting at meetings 37
Return of 84-87
Water Saftey 139
Wood Badge 292
World Membership Badge 267
World Bureau 21