Trainer John Carrillo demonstarting the Square Lashing and its uses
The National Program Commission of The Scout Association concluded a six day Course that initiated on January 25 - 27, and June 28 - 30, 2013 for young leaders ages 12 through 16. Both parts of this Course were held at Camp Oakley, the national training and camping grounds of the Association near Burrell Boom Village.
Course Participants receiving instructions from trainer
The first three days of the Course was designed to give firsthand experience to the young leaders in the area of Leadership Development and included sessions on the Patrol System, the Scout Method, the Scout Law and Promise, the Scout Unit and the Educational Objectives and Educational Activities within the Scout program and leading other young people by example.
Patrol Cooking, one of the many challenges at the course
The second part of this Course was designed to give firsthand experience and practical application to participants and included sessions in Knots and Lashings, Pioneering, Camp Setup, Safe Fire Building and Lighting Techniques, Cooking in Open Fires, Silent Scout Signals, Unit Council Meetings and Flag Etiquette.
Scouts learn very fast the technic of lashing two spars together with the square lashing
Out of the 47 participants that attended Part I in January, 36 participants returned to complete their training.
Course First-Aider attending to minor injuries
On Sunday the participants celebrated with a “Scouts Own” and closing ceremony during which time certificates of completion and the Trained Emblem were presented to them.
Scout From Garden City receiving her certificate of completion and Trainer Emblem
Scout from Ebenezer Scout Unit receiving his certificate and Trained Emblem
The Course was directed by Nephtali C. Palma, Program Director for the Association who assisted by other qualified trainers, members of the Capacity Building Team.