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Scouting at School
Written by Panrit "Gor" Daoruang   
Wednesday, 07 February 2007 00:39

In Thailand, every school, every student has to be a Sscout. Everyone started to be a Scout at grade 1 and usually finished it at grade 13. Some students like to be a Scout but some do not because they say it's hot when they wear Scout uniform. I am the one who doesn't like to wear Scout uniform. I rarely wear it properly, I only wear it properly when I stand in front of the teacher! Sometimes we go on a Scout camp.

Motto: Better to die than to lie

Laws:

  1. A Scout honour is to be trusted.
  2. A Scout is loyal.
  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 Scouts.
  5. A Scout is courteous.
  6. A Scout is a friend to animals.
  7. A Scout obeys orders of his parents, Patrol Leader or Unit Leader without question.
  8. A Scout smiles and whistles under all difficulties.
  9. A Scout is thrifty.
  10. A Scout is clean in thought, word and deed.

Senior Scouts (Grades 7-9)

Objectives: In order to enable learners to develop physical, intellectual, mental, and moral qualities so as to become good citizens with responsibility in promoting social progress, national peace and security, the following characteristics are to be cultivated:-

  1. Knowledge, understanding , and ability to comply with the Promise, the Scout Laws, and Senior Scout Mottos.
  2. Skills in observation, memorization, using hands and tools, problem-solving, and team work.
  3. Honesty, bravery, patience, self-confidence, good discipline, unity, sympathy, sacrifice, and doing good for the public benefit.
  4. Self-improvement, creating skillful craftsmanship, interest in nature and natural development.

Description: Conducting troop meeting session, practicing according to Scout procedures, and organizing the following activities: studying, analyzing, planning, implementing activities at activity bases with emphasis on den system and concluding results of activities, and closing the session with the following topics:

1. World Award (7th grade)
  1.1 Activities of the National Scout Organization of Thailand and the World Organization of Scout Movement and one's role as a Senior Scout.
  1.2 The Promise, and the Senior Scout Laws.
  1.3 Drill rules.
  1.4 Outdoor living.
  1.5 Knot making and their uses
  1.6 First-aid
  1.7 General safety.
2. Progressive Award (8th grade)
  2.1 Explorations.
  2.2 Services.
  2.3 Civic Duties.
  2.4 The environment.
  2.5 Artistic expressions.
  2.6 Physical competency.
  2.7 Ideals.
  2.8 Specially-interest activities.
3. King Scout Award (9th grade)
  3.1 Explorations.
  3.2 Services
  3.3 Civic Duties
  3.4 The environment.
  3.5 Artistic expressions.
  3.6 Physical competency.
  3.7 Ideals.
  3.8 Specially-interest activities.

For more information, please visit my school's web site at http://www.thaiscouting.com/.