Boy & Girl Scouts
DIS offers Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts for students in gr. 1-12. Scouting is a fantastic program which allows students to work on gaining skills in areas of interest. At DIS scouting is organized into the following groups:
|Troop||Grade Level||Meeting Date and Time||Location|
|- Tigers||Grade 1||Wednesdays during elementary club time||Room 40|
|- Wolves||Grade 2||Room 34|
|- Bears||Grade 3||Room 41|
|- Webelos||Grades 4-5||Room 36|
|- Troop 222||Grades 6-12||Thursdays 7:00-8:30 pm||Room 19|
|- Troop 11||Grades 1-3||Wednesdays during elementary club time||Preschool Room 4|
|Jr. Girl Scouts|
|- Troop 13A||Grades 4-5||Wednesdays during elementary club time||Grade 2 Classroom|
|- Troop 16||Grades 6-8||
Thursdays 7:00-9:00 pm
Scouts work on a wide variety of special activities and learn a number of different skills during club time. Special guests are invited to teach and the scouts are enriched by caring, involved adults. These kids expand their horizons and stretch their abilities by fulfilling specific requirements to earn badges.
Scouting is a year-long commitment. Membership dues of US$ 12 are paid at the beginning of the school year. Scouts are expected to purchase basic items of the uniform and the respective handbook as outlined below.
After completion of badge/merit requirements, scouts are eligible to receive the corresponding award. This may be in the form of an iron-on badge or patch, a pin (Webelos), or charm (Studio 2B). Costs for these items (and a percentage of the shipping) will be charged to parents’ school accounts and parents will be notified of the charges in writing. All charges go through the school’s finance office as den/troop leaders do not handle cash.
Scouts is designed to involve parents as key contributors to the program. Parents are expected to be actively engaged in helping their scouts work on requirements for earning a variety of badges and awards. Parents may participate in any of the following ways:
- Serve as a den or troop mom or dad.
- Lead a small group.
- Coordinate snacks and drinks for club meetings.
- Help supervise field trips and special excursions.
- Be a special guest speaker.
At the conclusion of the school year, scout groups will host award ceremonies in which scout participants receive recognition for awards earned. A bridging ceremony is held for scouts graduating to the next level (e.g. Brownies to Jr. Girl Scouts, Jr. Girl Scouts to Cadettes, Webelos to Boy Scouts).
Cub Scouts (Grades 2-5)
Parents of young boys face a lot of choices in after-school activities. Boys want to have fun, while parents want them to learn positive values and skills that will last a lifetime. If your boy is in second through fifth grade, Cub Scouting may be exactly what you are both looking for. As a parent, you can be assured that Cub Scouting
- Involves a variety of family activities.
- Encourages good behavior.
- Teaches lifelong values.
- Strengthens the bonds of family.
Through the Cub Scouting program, the school can provide the opportunity for boys to adopt and live by standards that will serve as a cornerstone for success in life. Cub Scouting is the perfect framework for developing responsibility, maturity, and leadership in today's youth, enabling us to enrich the lives of boys and make a positive difference in the kind of men they will become.
- Tiger Cubs are for boys in grade 1.
- Wolf Cubs are for boys in grade 2.
- Bear Cubs are for boys in grade 3.
- Webelos are for boys in grades 4-5.
For more information about Cub Scouts and the Boys Scouts National Council, log on to the official Cub Scout site.
Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts (grades 1-3 and 4-5)
Girl Scouts of the USA is the world's largest organization dedicated to helping all girls everywhere build character and gain skills for success in the real world. In an accepting and nurturing environment, and in partnership with committed adult volunteers, girls develop strong values, leadership skills, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth that will serve them all their lives.
Without adults playing many pivotal roles, Girl Scouting couldn't happen. Whether you're a leader/advisor, parent or guardian, volunteer, or mentor, you awaken in girls their promise to develop their full potential. Research shows that the influence one caring adult has on a child will last a lifetime. Helping girls grow strong is a fulfilling and inspiring challenge and being involved means something different to everyone. You can tailor your participation so that it fits right into your life.
What do adults in Girl Scouts do?
- Expand horizons.
- Build values.
- Create a better future.
- Make a difference.
Brownies are for girls in grades 1 through 3.
Junior Girl Scouts are for girls in grades 4-5.
Cadette Scouts are for girls in grades 6-8.
For more information about Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts and the Girl Scouts Overseas, log on to to the official Girl Scouts site.
Boy Scouting is a year-round program for boys around ages 11 - 17. The goals of the Scouting program are to develop young men to achieve the core objectives; Character Development, Physical, Mental and Emotional Fitness, and Good Citizenship. These core objectives are delivered by eight fundamental methods; The Scouting Ideals, The Patrol Method, Outdoor program, Advancement, Association with Adults, Personal Growth, Leadership Development and The Uniform.
Preparing Tomorrows LeadersThe goals of the Scouting program are to develop young men to achieve the core objectives; Character Development, Physical, Mental and Emotional Fitness, and Good Citizenship.
Troop 222 was chartered at Dalat International School January 2007. The scouts of Troop 222 have had many exciting adventures including camping, swimming, sea kayaking, hiking, wilderness survival training, rappelling, and orienteering. Troop 222 has gone camping up in Cameron Highlands, Titi Hayun, Sungai Sedium and Pantai Kerachut, but the Scouts plan to go white water rafting and find new places to camp around Malaysia.
The Scouts have learned many outdoor skills and are advancing in rank. In the 2011-2012 school year Troop 222 awarded three Eagle Scout ranks to our Boy Scouts. Their Eagle Scout Projects included repainting the walking bridge over the main road next to the school, cleaning and repainting the Hillside Food Court, and clearing a park on Pearl Hill for the residents of Tanjung Bunga. Our Scouts preformed over 300 hours of service.
Troop 222 meets most Thursday evenings from 7-8:30 pm in room 19 on the Dalat International School campus. All boys ages 11-17 and their parents are welcome to visit and attend our meetings to see if they would like to join. After joining there are many great things to do like gaining rank advancements, earning merit badges, camping, learning outdoor skills, and going to summer camps.
There are hundreds of merit badges which you can earn, and only a portion of them are required for earning the rank of Eagle. There are 7 ranks which you can earn and it starts with Scout, Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, Life, and Eagle.
|Troop 222 Scout Organization|
|Council||Direct Service Council, Irvine, Tx|
|Charter Organization||Dalat International School|
|Troop Administrator||Larry Chinn|
|Troop Committee Chairman||Karl Steinkamp|
For more information about Scouts log on to to the official Boy Scouts site.
Tiger, Wolf, Bear and Webelos Cub Scouts purchase the Cub Scout short-sleeve shirt (US$23). Webelos are encouraged to purchase the color ribbons in order to attach their earned pins. Boy Scouts purchase the official Boy Scout short-sleeve shirt (US$36). Scouts are expected to purchase the respective handbook (US$5-7) which is available for purchase at the school. Scouts may purchase additional items such as caps and neckerchiefs.
Visit www.scoutstuff.org for more information.
Brownies purchase the Brownie Girl Scouts short-sleeve T-shirt (RM20) and brown sash (US$10). Junior Girl Scouts purchase the official Jr. GS short-sleeve T-shirt (RM20) and green sash (US$10). Brownie and Jr. Girl Scouts may choose to purchase the respective handbooks online. The school library has a copy for short-term check-out. Cadette girls purchase a troop-designed T-shirt (RM20), tan sash (US$10), and focus books on topics that interest them (US$ 4-6). Studio2B girls may choose to purchase the charm bracelet (US$7) and earn the corresponding charms (US$4-6/ea.). Girls may purchase additional items such as skirts, shorts, T-shirts, and jewelry.
Visit www.girlscouts.org for a more complete listing.