Company Lingo

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.

Badges:  Outdoor Adventure Skills (OAS)   The Outdoor Adventure Skills program is a challenge to rise through the nine stages of accomplishment, with a badge awarded for each stage,   The stages follow a youth’s development from Beaver to Rover.   The value of the OAS program is as a tools to develop a Plan-Do-Review way of life.
Badges:  Personal Achievement Badges (PAB)   Personal Progression Badges allow youth to further develop individual interests and skills, allowing their development in areas of their choosing and then  recognizing as part of their growth and progression.
CJ   Canadian Jamboree. A large Scout/Venturer Camp of a national scale.
DIBC   Dorchester International Brotherhood Camporee. An awesome “Jamboree” for Scouts and Venturers that takes place annually on Mothers Day Weekend.
Investiture   The ceremony in which a new Venturer 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.
Scouter _____   What the youth call the adult whose name is _____ who is a volunteer (Scouter) member of the Troop.
Company   The collection of youth participants (Venturers) and adult volunteers (Scouters) that meet weekly and other times of adventure.
Company Leader   An experienced and accomplished Venturer, but not necessarily the oldest Venturer. The Company Leader’s responsibilities include leading Company meetings, events and activities; assigning duties and responsibilities; and chairing the Company Leadership Team meetings.
Company Leadership Team   A forum for youth to make decisions regarding their program. The Company Leadership Team is comprised of the Company Leader, mature Venturersand Company Scouters.
WJ   World Jamboree.A large Scout/Venturer Camp of an World Wide scale.

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