Re: YPP - new tapes?
Mariano Bravo (MBRAVO@VMREDIPN.IPN.MX)
Thu, 16 Nov 1995 14:09:28 EST
About our Scouting Program:
In Mexico we have 2 kind of Troops: Scouts and Expeditionaries,
I'm Scouter of a Scouts Troop. Owr program, in the 8 Sections (Wolf
Cubs, Scouts, Expeditionaries and Rovers and its female equivalents) is
divided in 3 parts. In Scouts Troop is as follows:
" Scouting and Yourself Knowledge "
Here our boys learn what Scouting is, how they can be better men,
they learn more about Mexican Government structure and functions, how
to be in good health, what's happening with their bodies and minds,
they know more about God and their duty with Him, and mostly they begin
their community services. It has two steps CAMINANTE (Walker) and
EXPLORADOR (explorator) and each step has its Badge.
" Nature's Knowledge "
In this case our boys learn to live peacefully and armonically in
and with Nature. They learn all kind of Scout Skills as Knotting,
Firemaking, Meteorology, Orienteeing, Astronomy, Maps Reading, etc. As
in the first one it has 2 Steps: First you earn AZTLAN Badge (this is
the name of the mythical place which our ancestors leave, around 800 or
900 a.C. to looking for Mexico's Valley, this EXPLORATION took almost
400 years). Second you earn KON TIKI Badge. As I said before to get
this badge you must do a weekend hours trip (25 to 30 Kms in our Troop)
with nothing but a map, a compass, your ligth backpack and a lot of
courage. They don't go alone, but the Scouter o Rover companion can't
say anything to the boy.
" Community Service Skills "
I think this is BSA Merit Badges equivalent, because boys learn
something to be use in their community.
There are 6 Groups of Specialities: SPORTS; ECOLOGY; EXPRESSION &
COMMUNICATION, HUMANISM, SECURITY & RESCUE, TECNOLOGY & SCIENCE. In
each Group you are able to do as many specialities as you want, there
are some examples of specialities in each group:
SPORTS: Personal Defense, Foot Ball, Base Ball, Basquet Ball, etc
ECOLOGY: Urban or Rural Ecology, Entomology, Sea Ecology, etc
EXPRESSION & COMUNICATION: Animation, Cooking, Collectionst, etc
HUMANISM: Reader, Civist, Antropology, Translator, etc
SECURITY & RESCUE: Socorrist, Fireman, Guide, Skillful, etc.
TECNOLOGY AND SCIENCE: Math, Physics, Electrician, etc.
When you have finished both Adventure and Exploration Paths, and
you have at least one speciality of each Group, that means when your
left sleeve has Explorator, Kon Tiki, and 6 Specialities Badges, you
have the right to use the " SCOUT TIGER KNIGHT " Badge, this is granted
by the National Scout Chief. This is what we call a Terminal Insignia.
I have to say that this Insignia is the only EMBROIDERED.
This is a brief description of Mexico Scouting Program, If my
english spell is not clearly please let me know, anything you don't
understand feel free to ask. And of Course if you want some patches,
send me your Normal Mail Address, and I'll send you some of our
Maybe I haven't told you before: all our Badges are web made,
there are no metallic badges for boys.
Well that's all by now. I hope to hear from you very soon.
Sicerily: Mariano Bravo Ballinas
Violeta No. 146
Colonia Las Flores
Estado de Mexico
TEL: 5 + 735 15 50
------------------ ------------------- The triangle is yellow and
| / \ | | / \ | represents an A from
| / \ | | / \ | ADVENTURE path.
| / \ | | / /\ \ | Inside the A is a compass
| / / \ \ | | / || \ | needle.
| / : \ | | / \/ \ | The outside is blue from
| /___________\ | | /____________\ | heaven.
The triangle is yellow
and represents an A from
Inside the A is a track
The outside is blue
I'm not a good drawer (even by computers) but I hope all of you have an
idea of our patches :)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City