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Service to the Community

The Service to the Community Award (Level 3) is awarded to Boys (minimum BB Age 14) who already hold the award at Level 2 and undergo further training and practical service over a period of at least 15 hours. The training may take the form of either briefing and counselling sessions leading directly to practical service of a non-specialised nature or specialised training as preparation for later practical service in that field. The following requirements should be read in conjunction with those set out in the No. 2 Section Award System publication.  The new Service to the Community Guidelines can be obtained from your Company Captain or by ringing Brigade Headquarters on 9896 7255.

PRIOR APPROVAL:


The area in which the project, training and practical service is to be undertaken must have the prior approval of the No. 2 Section Director. An application form is included in the new Guidelines which you can obtain from your Company Captain.and MUST be submitted to BB Headquarters by 30th April 2006. You will be advised by direct mail  when your Community Service project has been approved.

TRAINING AND PRACTICAL SERVICE:


A certified Service to the Community Record Card (Copy included with the new Service to the Community Guidelines) clearly showing the times and details of each session of training and service given MUST be submitted. As the No. 2 Section Award System publication states, "This training may take the form of either briefing and counselling sessions leading directly to practical service of a non-specialised nature, or specialised training as preparation for later practical service in that field." At Level 3, practical work with your BB Company (eg Anchor Boys or No. 1 Section) or with the local Church is not counted. Although these would be acceptable forms of service for Levels 1 and 2, at Level 3 you are expected to gain some experience and appreciation of service in the wider community. Although there is no requirement to spread the hours over any particular period, it is preferred at Level 3 and above that the service be spread over a period of time rather than carried out in a single burst of activity.

PROJECT:


A written, audio-taped or video-taped project equivalent to 2000 words in length is required. Written and audio-taped projects should include three A4 pages of illustrations, photographs, printed material etc. The project should include:
    * A detailed study of the particular organisation with whom the training and service was carried out,
    * A comprehensive report of the training and service that you undertook ie., tell us about what you actually did, what you learnt from your experiences etc. 'The project must also:
    * Have a Title Page showing Rank, Name, Company, BB Age, Award (Service to the Community Level 3) and name of topic.
    * Be submitted in a folder.
    * Not be a copy of some other work eg. book, publication, brochure, internet etc. Use your own words.
    * Be proofread.
    * Be submitted with your Service to the Community Record Card.
    * Be accompanied by a Project Submission Form completed by your Captain. AND
    * Reach BBHQ by the third Friday in August 2006.

Some suggestions of organisations suitable for training and service are:

    * Anglicare,
    * Apex,
    * Autistic Childrens' Assoc.,
    * Careline,
    * District Community Services,
    * Drug Rehabilitation Centres,
    * Guide Dog Association,
    * Home Care Services,
    * Lifeline,
    * Lions Club,
    * Meals on Wheels,
    * Red Cross,
    * Rotary,
    * Royal Blind Society,
    * Rural Fire Service,
    * Salvation Army Community Services,
    * Search and Rescue Squads,
    * State Emergency Services,
    * St John Ambulance,
    * Surf Life Saving Association,
    * Sydney City Mission,
    * Volunteer Coastal Patrol,
    * Wesley Central Mission.
    * Your Church Community Services Department or
    * Local Council should also be able assist you with many good ideas.


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Peter Shave (3 Jul 2006)

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