Child Carer (Public service)

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 This badge may only be taken by a scout over 12 years old

 The tests apply throughout to children who may be left in the Scouts care. You must have a sense of responsibility and a high standard of personal cleanliness and when dealing with children, do as you have said you will do and do not resort to bribery.

  1. Know how a child should be clothed in summer and winter.
  2. Know what food is suitable for the child.
  3. Know what kind of play material should be given.
  4. Plan a day for the child recognising the importance of a regular routine and the need to report to the mother any irregularities in this routine.
  5. Know how to prevent accidents in the home or garden.
  6. Take charge of a child for the day under the supervision of the parent helping with meals, washing and play. Tell a story.