UK Cub Scout. Road Safety Badge
Rod KeenSysop (ROD@GAIASYS.DEMON.CO.UK)
Wed, 11 Oct 1995 21:40:00 GMT
Jim Carter asked for info on the UK Cub Scout Road Safety Badge. I have loaned
my book which details the requirements to one of my helpers but the following
is taken from memory/Scouting mag.....
>From an advert in Scouting mag Nov'94
With a picture of the new badge. description ('cause I cant xmit pics)
A red triangle with rounded corners, point up, the Scout symbol at the top in
white. A "road" with a ped' crossing going from the bottom of the badge to the
base of the symbol and a "halo" enclosing the crossing. All in gold. Across the
base is a white bar with the Griffin logo and the word Vauxhall. For those that
dont know Vauxhall is part of the General Motors group.
From January 1995 there will be a new Road Safety Activity Badge.
The requirements are being sent to all Groups in November ('94).
Britains annual child pedestrian casualty rate is one of the worst in Europe.
Records show that, in recent years, Cub Scout pedestrians have been involved in
road accidents every year.
>From an artical in Scouting Mag Jan'95 entitled "Feeling the pulse, Cub Scout
Although not identified as part of the programme review, a need has been
identified to increase the amount of road safety awareness training given to
young people, as early as we can. The programme review is being taken as an
opportunity to introduce a new Road Safety Activity Badge.
The facts supporting the badge were sent to all Groups with the October issue of
Talking Points. The requirements are:-
1) Identify at least ten traffic signs.
2) Show you know how to behave as a pedestrian and how to walk safely on roads
with no footpath.
3) Show you know how to cross the road safely and how to use a zebra, pelican
and railway crossings. (see below for descriptions...rk)
4) Show you know how to behave safely as a car passenger.
5) Show how to use a public telephone and know how to make an emergency
6) Make a poster to promote road safety to pesdestrians
note from 3), types of crossings
zebra. alternate black and white markings on the road approx 2 metres
wide, from one side of the road to the other. They are also
preceded by zigzag lines next to the kerb (sidewalk) to indicate
that that bit of the road is NOT the crossing.
pelican. is a pedestrian control traffic signal (red/amber/green lights)
pedestrians are show when to cross and not to by red/green
people they also have an audible warning for the visually
railway (railroad) several different types....
In the Feb '95 issue there was an advert for a Road safety pack. This included
materials for 6 sessions of work. I cant comment as I've just set of for a set.
If you are interested the snail address is
Sandwell Road Safety Unit
Telephone +(44)121 569 470
The cost is 1.05 GB pound PER PACK. One pack per Cub Scout.
Cheques made out to Sandwell MBC
Well Jim I hope this is ok for you...
As our Cub Pack is about 15 mins from the Luton Vauxhall plant I'm trying to
get all of my Pack to do it and maybe have a trip around the plant with the
badges presented at the end. (yeah I know, dream on Rod)
Well I do drive a Vauxhall!!
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