Terms used in Scouting


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A

AAM

Application for Adult Membership


Adult Members

All adults in SSA who have become members by completing an AAM form and making the Scout Promise. This includes operational and administrative members.


AGM

Annual General Meeting


ALT

Adult Leader Training


APL


APS

Assistant Pack Scouter


ARS

Assistant Rover Scouter


Assistant Leader Trainer

Warranted Assistant Leader Trainer. Member of the National Adult Leader Training Team (NALTT).


Assistant Patrol Leader

Who assists the Patrol Leader in running the Patrol.


Assistant Troop Leader (ATL)

A senior Scout who has been a Patrol Leader (PL) and who assists the Troop Leader (TL) and has a specific job within the Troop.


ATL

Assistant Troop Leader

A senior Scout who has been a Patrol Leader (PL) and who assists the Troop Leader (TL), and has a specific job within the Troop.


ATS

Assistant Troop Scouter


B

B-P

Baden-Powell (Sir Robert)


Board

The Scout Governing Board, as defined in SSA Constitution.


Branch

Signifies one of the constituent parts of a Scout Group in SCOUTS South Africa’s Meerkats,Cubs, Scouts, and Rovers.


Burrow

A group of at least three and up to four Meerkats, who work together in the Den. One of the groups may be appointed as a ‘Lookout’.


C

CD

Course Director


Charge Licence

Certification of competence for various specialised Scouting activities.


CI

Cub Instructor


CoH

Court of Honour


Cub

Youth (boy or girl) member aged between seven and ten years of age.


Cub Pack

The unit in a Group representing the Cub Branch.


Cub Programme

The structured and incremental programme of activities defined for the Cub members of SSA, as defined in the Cub Trail.


D

DC

District Commissioner

The Scouter responsible for coordinating the support for a number of Groups assigned to them.


Den Scouter

The warranted Scouter responsible for running a Meerkat Den. They are normally assisted by Assistant Den Scouters (ADSs).


Den, Pack, Troop, Crew

For brevity, these words are used in the place of the Meerkat Den, Cub Pack, Scout Troop and Rover Crew, respectively.


District Commissioner

The Scouter responsible for coordinating the support for a number of Groups assigned to them.


District Team

Comprise the District Commissioner (DC) and the Scout Group Leaders (SGLs) of the District.


G

Group

A Scout Group is composed of one or more Units (Meerkat Den, Cub Pack, Scout Troop and Rover Crew). The term 'Group' applies even if there is only one Unit.


Group Scouter

A term including the Scout Group Leader (SGL) and all Scouters in all Units of the Group.


I

IAL

Introduction to Adult Leadership

The Stage One Scouters training which has to be completed by all before they can receive a Limited Warrant.


Interest Badges

Cub and Scout Interest Badges.


Introduction to Adult Leadership

The Stage One training for Scouters, which must be completed by all before they can receive a Limited Warrant.


L

Leader Trainer

Warranted Leader Trainer. Member of the National Adult Support Team (NAST).


Limited Warrant

The document issued to a Scouter after completing the Stage 1: (IAL) Training. It gives them limited responsibility for working with Cubs and Scouts.


M

Meerkat

Youth (boy or girl) member aged between five and six years of age.


Meerkat Den

The unit in a Group representing the Meerkat Branch.


Meerkat Programme

The structured and incremental programme of activities defined for the Meerkat members of SSA, as defined in the Meerkat Trail.


N

National Office

Scouts South Africa (SSA) Head Office.


National Rover Advisory Council

The body responsible for coordinating and managing Rover affairs nationally, including the Rover Programme and advising on SSA matters that affect Rovers.


NGO

Non-Governmental Organisation


O

OR

Organisational Rules (of SCOUTS South Africa)

The rules which, together with the Organisational Rules (the current edition of this volume), Constitution and Policies govern how SSA operates.


Organisational Rules

The rules which, together with the Constitution and Policies, govern how SSA operates.


P

Pack Scouter

The warranted Scouter responsible for running a Cub Pack. They are normally assisted by Assistant Pack Scouters (APSs).


Parent Support Association

The Parent Support Association comprises the parents or legal guardians of all the Cubs, Scouts and Rovers in a Group.


Patrol

A group of at least three and up to eight Scouts who work together in all Troop activities.


Patrol Leader

The Scout responsible for leading the Patrol.


PH

Pack Helper


PL

Patrol Leader

The Scout responsible for leading the Patrol.


PLTU

Patrol Leader Training Unit


PS

Pack Scouter

The warranted Scouter responsible for running a Cub Pack. They are normally assisted by Assistant Pack Scouters (APSs).


R

Recruit

A young adult not less than 17½ years of age and not older than 30 years of age, wishing to become a Rover.


Recruit (Rover)

A young adult not less than 17½ years of age and not older than 30 years of age, wishing to become a Rover.


Regional Team

The Regional Leadership Team under the Leadership of the Regional Commissioner (RC).


Rover

Adult member (man or woman) aged from eighteen to thirty-five years who has been invested as a Rover.


Rover Advisory Council

A group of Rovers, elected for a specified period of time by Rovers to assist and promote Rovering. Generally appointed per Region and represented on the National Rover Advisory Council.


Rover Crew

A group of not less than three Rovers.


Rover Crew Council

An annually appointed leadership team in a Rover Crew. It consists of at least a Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer who represent the Crew with the Rover Scout Leader if the Crew has one.


Rover Programme

The structured and incremental programme of activities defined for the Rover members of SSA, as defined in the Rover Trail.


Rover Scouter

An adult over 30 years of age, acceptable to the Rover Crew who has a Warrant as the RS, as the Leader of the Rover Crew. They may be assisted by an Assistant Rover Scouter.


Rover Squire

An adult having, successfully applied for adult membership and invested into the Movement who is now undergoing training to become a Rover with the assistance of one or two Sponsors.


RS

Rover Scouter

An adult over 30 years of age, acceptable to the Rover Crew who has a Warrant as the RS or as the Leader of the Rover Crew. They may be assisted by an Assistant Rover Scouter.


S

Scout

Youth (boy or girl) member aged from eleven to seventeen years of age.

IF USED as "SCOUT": (Capital letters) this then includes Meetkats, Cubs, Scouts and Rovers both male and female.


Scout Board

The Scout Governing Board, as defined in SSA Constitution.


Scout Group Leader

The SGL is the warranted Scouter responsible for leading the Group. In the absence of a person holding a Warrant as SGL, the role is filled by a SCOUTER in the Group, approved by the DC.


Scout Programme

The structured and incremental programme of activities defined for the Scout members of SSA, as defined in the Scout Trail.


Scout Troop

The unit in a Group representing the Scout Branch.


SCOUTER

(Capital letters). Any person who holds a Warrant.


Senior Scouter

Refers to the Unit Leaders in each Group that will be part of the Group Committee.


SGL

Scout Group Leader

The SGL is the Scouter responsible for leading the Group. In the absence of a person holding a Warrant as SGL, the role is filled by a SCOUTER in the Group, approved by the DC.


Six

A group of at least three and up to six cubs, who work together in the Pack.


Sixer

A Sixer is a Cub appointed by the PS to lead a Six of Cubs.


Social Partnership Agreement

Agreement between SSA and the Scout Group, Religious Organisation, School or Non-Governmental Organization (NGO).


SSA

SCOUTS South Africa


T

TL

Troop Leader

Troop Leader – a senior Scout who has been a PL and is responsible for the coordination of all the Patrols in the Troop under direction of the Troop Scouter (TS).


Troop Leader

A senior Scout who has been a PL and is responsible for the coordination of all the Patrols in the Troop under direction of the Troop Scouter (TS).


Troop Scouter

The warranted Scouter responsible for running a Scout Troop. They are normally assisted by Assistant Troop Scouters (ATSs).


TS

Troop Scouter

The warranted Scouter responsible for running a Scout Troop. They are normally assisted by Assistant Troop Scouters (ATSs).


Tutor

A Warranted Tutor who acts in a support role for Adult or Youth training.


U

Unit

One of the constituent units of a Scout Group, namely a Meerkat Den, Cub Pack, Scout Troop or Rover Crew.


Unit Scouter

The Scouter who is leading one of the constituent units of a Scout Group, (namely a Meerkat Den, Cub Pack, Scout Troop or Rover Crew) i.e. The Den Scouter, Pack Scouter, Troop Scouter or Rover Scouter.


W

Warrant

The document issued to a Scouter, which designates the role they have accepted.


WoodBadge

The WoodBadge is an internationally recognised symbol, comprising two wooden beads on a leather thong, that a Scouter has completed their Stage Three training.


WOSM

World Organisation of the Scout Movement


Y

Youth Member

Refers to a boy or girl from seven to seventeen years of age, who is a member of SSA.


Youth Programme

The structured and incremental youth programme of activities defined for the youth members of the SSA.


Youth Programmes

The structured and incremental youth programmes of activities defined for the youth members of SSA as defined in the Meerkat, Cub and Scout Trails


Youth/Youth Member

Refers to a boy or girl from seven to five years of age, who is a member of SSA.



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