Skills and interests
Apart from Trials in Cub Scouts and Rover Scouts, those levels have different possibilities of exams in different parts - Skills (“vmilosti”), to some extent – analog of Merit badges of Boy Scouts of America. Requirements to Skills are described in rule-books.
Cub Scouts and Rover Scouts have a free choice in Skills they want to earn accordingly to what they like; Skills give Plast members a chance of gaining theoretic and practical knowledge in different areas:
- Practical Plast life (cooking, traveling);
- First Aid and rescue;
- Natural science (fishing, weather science, garden science);
- Sports (alpinism, riding a bike, skiing, swimming);
- Housekeeping (care of children, sewing, housekeeping);
- Special interests (library, journalism, cars, warrior, war art, astronomy);
- Art (acting, sewing, ceramics, music, dances);
- Sky Plast (building planes, flights navigation, flights);
- Sea Plast (board mechanics, sail-boating, diving).
An instructor to a Plast Skill can be any Plast member that has reached 16 years and has proper knowledge and qualifications. Also an instructor can be not a Plast member who has expert education or experience in provided Skill.After completing the Skill kids have a right to carry a mark of provided Skill. Mark is carried on the right sleeve of their uniform.