First ACTSES Scout Badges awarded

Released 10/08/2019

Canberra Scouts have today been awarded the ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) Scout Badge for their dedication to the community for the first time.

The program has been developed with Scout's ACT and ACTSES to encourage Canberra kids to learn valuable, real-world skills to keep them safe during an emergency.

To earn this achievement badge, Scouts need to show they have developed an understanding of the ACTSES and their role in protecting the community.

Scouts will also complete activities designed to help them during an emergency including first aid, navigation, knots, leadership and working in a team.

The first of the achievement badges can be earned by Joeys (5-8 years old) and Cubs (8-12 years old) and this will soon be rolled out to Scouts of all ages in Canberra.

The ACTSES and Scouts ACT partnership will continue to build connections with younger Canberrans and give them an opportunity to use their learned skills to contribute to a more resilient community.

Congratulations to the first Scouts ACT Joeys and Cubs on this achievement and for successfully earning their ACTSES Scout Badge.

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