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Quartermaster Activity Badge

Quartermaster Activity Badge

Complete the requirements in one of the following alternatives:

Alternative A

  1. Assist a Group or Troop Quartermaster for an agreed period to show ability in the following areas:

    1. care and storage of tentage, including how to do simple repairs

    2. care and storage of cordage, to include whipping, splicing, hanking, coiling and safety inspections

    3. safe storage and handling of fuels used by the Group such as methylated spirits, paraffin, petrol and gas

    4. care of cooking stoves and cooking utensils, to include simple repairs, cleaning and general maintenance

    5. convenient storage of a Section's training and games equipment

    6. care and storage of equipment used for adventurous activities, for example: sailing gear, canoes and paddles, lifejackets and buoyancy aids, go-karts, or climbing ropes

  2. Be able to keep a simple record showing equipment issued and returned.

  3. Understand that general tidiness is the secret of good quarter mastering. Explain how this is achieved in the Troop or Group store.

 Alternative B

  1. As equipment quartermaster, assist at a nights away experience for at least two days. During this time show ability in at least three of the following areas:

    1. care and maintenance of all tentage, including the ability to do simple repairs to guy lines and fabric tears

    2. care and storage of all cordage, to include whipping, splicing, hanking, coiling and safety inspections

    3. safe storage and handling of fuels used by the camp, such as methylated spirits, paraffin, petrol and gas

    4. care, maintenance and general storage of all tools such as axes, spades and saws

    5. care and storage of equipment used for adventurous activities such as sailing gear, canoes and paddles, lifejackets and buoyancy aids, and climbing ropes

  2. Be able to keep simple records showing equipment issued and returned.

  3. Maintain and replenish a portable first aid kit.

  4. Select tools to take to camp to complete emergency repairs on equipment

  5. Understand that general tidiness is the secret of good quartemastering. Explain how this was achieved at a nights away experience at which the Quartermaster assisted.

 Alternative C

  1. Assist at a residential experience for at least two days, by taking on the role of food quartermaster. Complete the following:

    1. Plan a balanced menu for the event.

    2. Draw up a complete shopping list.

    3. Assist in the purchasing of food and account for the money spent.

    4. Help to arrange the transport of food to the venue.

    5. Supervise the safe storing food. Explain how to keep fresh food cool in a camping environment, without refrigeration, how to protect from rodents, vermin and insects and how to avoid cross contamination of foods.

    6. Demonstrate the importance of cleanliness and good hygiene when allocating food ensuring that the right items and quantities are issued for each meal

    7. Supervise the disposal of waste and unused food.

    8. Look after and maintain any cooking stoves and other cooking utensils.

  2. Understand that general tidiness is the secret of good quartermastering. Explain how this was achieved at the nights away experience at which the Quartermaster assisted.

Notes 

If you need help designing alternatives to these requirements for those with special needs please contact the Special Needs Office at Gilwell Park.

 

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