Regional Interest Badge Objectives

Regional Interest Badge Objectives

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Regional Interest Badge Objectives

1. To make girls aware of the A.P. Region to which they belong.
2. To understand and appreciate the geographical vastness of this region of land masses, archipelagos, islands and seas, where more than half of the World population resides.
3. To understand the diversity in race, religion, history and culture which exists in the A.P. Region.
4. To promote Friendship and Cooperation through understanding and joint activities.
Types of Badge : Cloth Badge with the Asia Pacific Logo and Wording.
Assessment : Assessor will be appointed by each National Organization.
Junior/Guide Group
1. Knowledge of the Region :
(a) Have a knowledge of the content of the Asia-Pacific Leaflet, including the logo and what it stands for.
(b) Be able to convey this knowledge to other members of your Company/Troop by means of interesting visual aids. i.e. miniature National flags, badges, etc. or member organization.
(c) Be able to point out on map, the member countries of our Region.
2. Learning and Sharing :
(a) Learn the following through contacting visitors from member countries, or persons from such countries residing in your own.
(i) Forms of greeting and short phrase in different languages.
(ii) Recipes which could be prepared.
(iii) Songs and Games.
(b) Skills : Choose two of the following :
(i) Dress dolls in the uniforms of 3 member countries, or make these in the form of paper “stand ups”.
(ii) In an interesting manner, display kits, scrap books, collages, or friezes.
(iii) Make a stuffed toy of an animal or bird found in our Region.
(iv) Be able to demonstrate floral arrangements typical of some countries in the Region.
3. Service :
One at least six occasions work with a group of handicapped children or visit a children’s home making use of the material and skills you have learnt, in clauses
2 (a) and (b). Senior/Ranger Group
1. Knowledge of the Region :
A. Have a knowledge of :
(i) The contents of the Asia-Pacific leaflet including the logo and what it stands for.
(ii) Sangam and its purpose in our Region.
B. Be able to convey this knowledge in an interesting way to other members of your company/troop.
2. Learning and Sharing :
(a) Through contacting visitors from member countries or persons form such countries residing in your own, find
out the following.
(i) Forms of greeting and short phrases in different languages.
(ii) Customs and festivals observed in member countries.
(b) Make a display kit or scrap book on Girl Guiding/Girl Scouting in one of our member countries. This could include some of the following: Youth Activities.
Types of Government. Culture and Traditions. Economic Activities. Climate conditions. Flora and Fauna. Travel Brochures etc.
(c) Do two of the following :
(i) Compile a recipe book of regional dishes and demonstrate one or two of them.
(ii) Collect news paper clippings of two countries in the Region pertaining to either the general affairs
or topical events of these countries.
(iii) Learn a handicraft of another member country. Use the materials and skills complied and learnt in clause 2a. b and c to interest a group of senior Guides/Rangers/Young Adults in your Country.
3. Services :
Do one of the following :
(i) Participate in a Community Development Project in any member country.

(ii) Participate in a Community Development Twinning Project in your own country.
(iii) Make a useful article for Sangam the World Centre in our Region for fund raising purposes. Promise A Commitment The Promise that you have made is both a challenge and a commitment for you. An old English songs goes like this: ‘Whenever you make a promise Consider well its importance And when made. Engrave it upon your heart” us know what is involves.
On my Honour : Honour in B.P’s word is “to be trusted”.
I Promise : There is no greater fraud than promise unfulfilled. As you have voluntarily made, it is personal
commitment. You have a conscience please
That I will do my best : You grow, your best grows. There is no best that cannot get bettered. Doing is putting the promise in action. Personal example please. To do my duty to God : “God is not a sultan in the sky”. There is nothing that he is not. You are indebted to him for what all is given to you. Look at what you have and what others do not have. Sharing your “Haves” with other is serving God. You are unique in Gods creation. You have a purpose in life which can be caught from the religious faith your parents belong. Worshipping God is not begging Him for under serving favours but sacrificing what all you can willingly and cheerfully. Your body is the greatest opportunity you are given. A good tenant does not spoil his rented house as he knows that the OWNER will not be happy but make
the best use of it. Your duty is to be ideal daughter of the FATHER. Pray whenever you can but to praise Him and thank Him. He knows what you do not have and gives when you deserve. Serve to deserve. And my country ; Country is not a big clod of earth. It is the people who live in it their beliefs, aspirations, culture, heritage, values…your duty to your country is to understand them and uphold them. “Janam Bhoomi” is Hamari” Think of your beloved Janani who gave you birth, who fed, clad educated you and loved you above all and sacrificed every thing to see you what you are. Have you ever realised what your Janam Bhoomi gave you? She gave you citizenship, you should be proud to be an Indian. She gave you fertile lands, sweet water, dense forests, priceless gems and hidden treasures. She gave you the greatest spiritual leaders. She protects your family embracing your home with sea and mountains. As a grown up daughter, your duty is to love her but dedicating yourself, to protect her by taking care of her people and proses and to offer her everything you have if there is a need to save her from perils. To do all that, be a good citizen, contribute to the society respect the law of the land and the national symbols. Above all you cannot be weak and weaken the country but should be strong and strengthen the family. To help other people : The Purpose of the Movement is to train you in preparedness for service to others. All the
skills you have in your unit work, first aid, swimming, pioneering, mapping, etc, are all to equip you to use them when others are in need. Your family, neighbourhood and community look for you in hours of need. Serving people is serving country and God. Expect nothing in return when you serve. Sacrifice is the salt of service. To Obey the Guide Laws : Guide laws are the gist of all the religions of the World. It will be worth saying that the laws are the collection of all the moral values of one’s life. Scout/Guide laws are the only means which take a Scout/Guide in right direction.

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