Log Book 1

Recording Scouting Adventures

When it comes to adventurous activities, we should be keeping a record of all our experiences – but why do we that, how do we do it, is it really that important, and should it only be adventurous activities that we keep track of?

Why Keep Records of Adventures?

Keeping track of your adventures and opportunities provides a record of what you have done, where it’s been conducted and when. Through these records, you’ll be able to reflect back on the personal development during each expedition and the furthering of skills that has occurred. Furthermore, recording your adventures serves as a journey of your learning, and might also help when looking to gain formal industry qualifications.

A Scout Log Book is an ordinary combined 400 pages CR Book. Log Books can be bought from the Sri Lanka Scout Association (Headquarters) Scout shop but it is discouraged to do so. Therefore a Scout should make his own Log Book. However there are is a proper format to do it.

  • Log Book Cover should clearly mention "SCOUT LOG BOOK" or "LOG BOOK" in block letters

  • Scout's name with initials, registration number and the Scout Group should be shown in the Log Book Cover

  • The first page of the Log Book must include the bio data of the respective Scout in the below mentioned format.

Bio Data

  • Name: Full Name

  • Date of Birth: DD/MM/YYYY

  • Address:

  • Contact No: Mobile phone numbers of parents/Landline number

  • Father's Name:

  • Mother's Name:

  • Scout Group: 39th Colombo (S.Thomas Preparatory School)

  • Date of Joining:

  • Date of Investiture: (Include when you are invested)

  • Registration no:

  • Patrol:

  • Patrol Leader:

  • Troop Leader:

The second Page should contain information about the Scout Group

Title: The Scouter's Council

  • Group Scout Leader:

  • Group Advisors:

  • Scout Master:

  • Asst. Scout Master(s):

  • Senior Scouts:

  • Patrol Leaders:

After writing of the Scout Law and the Scout Promise the scout should write about his first scout meeting.

The back of the back cover page, the scout is advised to design a progress card holder made by himself with a modified envelope or a design by him.

It is not a must to decorate your log book with stickers but to stylize your log book in your own way.

Copy-writing or Copy pasting from a source is discouraged and is a bad practice. A Scout himself should learn to explore about the field he is looking for and summarize his findings in a creative, neat way. Avoid overcrowding pages with photos only, have the photos in a separate album and paste two or three on the Log Book.

What you should include in your Log Book ?

  • Badgework notes (Youth Programme)

  • Daily Logs : A summary of the Saturday Scout meeting

  • Camp Logs: A summary of what happened in the Camps

  • Special Occasions : A summary of special occasions (Founder's Day, JOTA JOTI, Community Service Projects, Good deeds, Parent's Day, Annual Campfire)

Log Books have to be updated right after a Scout event takes place and Log Books will be inspected by the Scout Administration and the Patrol Leaders.

You can view more details how you could maintain your Log Book here

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