Level 1 – Personal Bar

Personal Movement BarBefore Rovers can do any service to the Scout Movement and community, they have to ensure that they are developing as individuals. The age of 18 to 23, that is a crucial time for any young adult: leaving school and hopefully starting to work or study. During this period, they need to learn many skills such as to take care of their own finances, to write a CV, obtain a driver’s license. This forms part of ‘Service to Self’, the first pillar of Rovering.

The requirements for the Personal Bar are:

  1. Know the principles to be considered when writing a Curriculum Vitae (CV). Demonstrate to your Rover Scouter that you have researched how a CV is complied by quoting at least two references. Show to your Rover Scouter your CV. Write a motivational letter that will compliment the CV for possible employment.
  2. Discuss with your Rover Scouter your personal plan for the future: studies, apprenticeship, work and any peer pressures. Define personal goals that are achievable in defined time periods. Over a 6 month period, review these personal goals with your Rover Scouter (or person of confidence).
  3. Discuss with your Rover Scouter a financial budget from a given figure of, for example, R2000-00/month, (without revealing personal information). Demonstrate an understanding of the following banking procedures: applying for loan, opening a bank account, making a deposit, investment procedures, writing a cheque. Explain the difference between saving and investing. Explain the reasons for opting for the financial institution you are currently banking/investing with, or the reasons as to why you are not making use of that facility.
  4. Attend religious ceremonies of your faith. Research some aspect of your faith. Explain how it relates to the Promise and Law. Present your findings to your Rover Scouter.
  5. Achieve one of the following: gain a driver’s license, computer literacy, Food for Life, or some basic artisans skills (such as: electrics, plumbing, carpentry, car maintenance). This should be agreed upon by your Rover Scouter.
  6. Achieve one of the following Rover Awards: Careers, Ramblers or Sportsman.
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