Below is a list of terms used in Scouts and what they mean.
You can find other terms that are common to all Scouting Sections on the Scouting Lingo Page.
|Achievement Badges||There are 4 Achievement Badges. Each representing a different learning area. (Eg. Citizenship or Outdoor Skills) Generally the Troop will work on these requirements together but you may want to work ahead on your own.|
|APL||Assistant Patrol Leader|
|Challenge Badges||There are many Challenge Badges to earn as a Scout. Generally you will work on these on your own time. You will be able to choose the badges that interest you the most or ones of a subject that you want to learn about.|
|CJ||Canadian Jamboree. A large Scout/Venturer Camp of a national scale.|
|DIBC||Dorchester International Brotherhood Camporee. An awesome “Jamboree” for Scouts tht takes place annually on Mothers Day Weekend.|
|Horse Shoe||The formation of Scouts used for opening, closing and other ceremonies.|
|Investiture||The ceremony in which a new Scout makes their Promise in front of the Troop. He/she will receive their Scout Section Epaulets in recognition of this important step in their Scouting life.|
|Patrol||Patrols are smaller working groups of four to six Scouts. Patrols are useful for many activities that are more enjoyable and productive in a smaller group. (crafts, discussions, planning, camping, cooking) They make also allow for more focused interests.|
|PL||Patrol Leader – A Scout chosen to lead his Patrol.|
|Troop||The entire group of Scouts and their Leaders|
|WJ||World Jamboree. A large Scout/Venturer Camp of an World Wide scale.|
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