Whats that?

Just like most organisations and clubs, Scouting has a certain set of terminology or lingo.

Below is a list of a number of those items:

Scroggin

Scroggin is what bushwalkers eat whilst trekking. Some people may know this as trail mix. It is a mix of typical high energy food. The name scroggin may be an acronym, taken from the first letter of eight ingredients: S ultanas, C hocolate, R aisins, O range peel, G inger, G lucose (sugar), I mprovisation or imagination (i.e., the chef is supposed to add a favorite ingredient), and N uts.
See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trail_mix

Dillybag

A dillybag or dilly bag is a traditional Australian Aboriginal bag. It is used for a variety of food transportation and preparation purposes.

In scouting we use it to carry our eating utensils. A typical dillybag is to contain the following items, Plate, Bowl, Cup, Knife, Fork, Large Spoon, Small Spoon, Tea Towel.

Woggle

A woggle is a device to fasten the scarf, worn as part of the Scout or Girl Guides uniform, originated by a Tasmanian Scout in the 1920s.

Group

Is the local unit of Scouting that will consist of one or more Sections and be led by a Group Leader.

Mob

A Joey Scout Section.

Pack

A Cub Scout Section that will be divided into Groups called Sixes, each led by a Sixer and Second.

Troop

A Scout Section which will be made up of a number of Patrols, each led by a Patrol Leader and Assistant Patrol Leader.

Unit

A Venturer Scout Section which will be managed by a Unit Executive Committee.

Crew

A Rover Section which is led by a Crew Leader.

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