Award Scheme Days for Individual Cubs and Scouts

The Scout Air Activity Award Scheme Days are an opportunity for individuals to achieve their Scout Air Activities Target Badge or Cub Level 2 Flight Badge without having to come to a flying day as part of their Troop or Pack. It is not a part of our regular weekend flying day program. Pack, Troop, District or Region Badge Days covering one or two Badge Levels can requested as a Flying Day , for further information please view the Flying Days page.

The day is designed for each Scout to achieve their Pioneer, Explorer and Adventurer level Scout Air Activities Target Badge or Cub Level 2 Flight Badge. Participants also have a short flight in a Piper Warrior light aircraft. This is accomplished by pre-activity work for Explorer levels, Adventurer level participants are encourage to review and identify any material where they may need additional assistance. Where Scouts are unable to complete all requirements of the respective Target Badge, the Scout will need to complete outstanding tasks with their Scout Leader.

Scouts can sign up to the activity individually and do not need to have a Scout Leader present, as SAAV leaders will be present throughout the entire day. However, Leaders are welcome to attend with their Scouts if they wish.

As with all SAAV flying days, each pilot is the holder of a current Commercial Pilots License issued by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) nd flights are conducted as a charter operation under stringent CASA guidelines, rules and legislation. Each pilot also is an adult leader and/or the holder of a Working With Children card.

Scout Award Scheme Days at Moorabbin

The scheduled dates for 2020 have been disrupted due to COVID-19. There will be no further flying activities in 2020.

In the meantime, we are working to create online learning to cover the requirements, with some adjustments, initially for the Scout Air Activities Target Badges, followed by the Cub Level 2 Flight Badge and Venturer Award. There may be a small charge for participation in online learning, and on completion of the online activities the participant will receive a Certificate of Achievement. Individuals may register on our Online Waitlist.

 2020 Scout Award Scheme Online Waitlist

Tentative dates for 2021:

  • Sunday, 14 February 2021 - Applications expected to open 16 November 2020 and would close on 22 January 2021
  • Saturday, 22 May 2021
  • Sunday, 15 August 2021
  • Saturday, 20 November 2021

 2021 Registration

 2021 Scout Award Scheme Day's Waitlist Registration

 What to Bring and Wear or

  • Full Scout uniform
  • Cut lunch/snack and drinks (i.e. water or cordial). Please note there are no facilities to buy food or drinks and Scouts may not leave the centre during the day
  • Badge/Award Book, pen and paper/pad
  • Hat and sunscreen
  • Completed pre-activity assignment (Explorer level only). You will not pass the activity unless it is provided on the day
  • A printed copy of the worksheet for your level

Cost

Since 2018 a fee of $66.50 plus a $0.50 booking fee per participant is payable at the time of registration for events held at Moorabbin. The cost includes a flight in a light aircraft and Target badge (if achieved). Registrations may be cancelled at anytime, however refunds will only be provided after registrations close if another participant from the waitlist is able to attend. For events at locations other than Moorabbin and additional fee of approximately $10 per participant for each 100 km from Melbourne to cover the cost of ferrying the aircraft.

Weather

Unless advised by the SAAV prior to the day, the activity will proceed irrespective of weather. In the event of adverse weather the flight will be postponed to another date.

Registration Documents

On the day you will need a paper copy of either the CareMonkey form or a PIR form as the Air Activities team does not have access to your groups CareMonkey. If you need the PIR please download, print out and bring on the day a Health Form for each scout registered. If you do not bring either form then your scout will not be able to participate on the day.

PLEASE NOTE REGISTRATIONS ARE ONLY ACCEPTED ONLINE DURING THE REGISTRATION PERIOD AND INCORRECT/INCOMPLETE REGISTRATIONS MAY BE CANCELLED. THERE ARE LIMITED SPOTS SO FIRST IN BEST DRESSED.

Activity Materials

The following documents are the worksheets which you will go through on the day to complete the various levels. Explorer Level Scouts must complete and bring along the Pre-Activity Assignment.

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