SCOUTS - Be Prepared


The Scout must complete these five requirements.

  1. Demonstrate how to look after and care for books.
  2. Show how to use a library catalogue. This could include the subject index or on-line computer catalogues.
  3. Explain how fiction and non-fiction books are arranged on the shelves and why they are treated differently.
  4. Know what is meant by a reference book. Demonstrate what sort of information they could get from the following types of books: dictionaries, timetables, almanacs, gazettes and Who's Who?
  5. Demonstrate how to search for information on a CD-ROM encyclopaedia.