Author Archives: Bobbie Wilson

Log Books

Introducing TARS Juniors Log Book

Ship's Boy Badge Effect

TARS Juniors Log Books give you the opportunity to progress from being a Ship’s Boy or Girl to becoming an Able Seaman by attending five different TARS events.  Once you’ve completed your Able Seaman Log Book you’ll then have the opportunity for promotion to Mate and then to Captain.  Log books and badges are available from your regional committee.  Click the icons below to find out about each category and to find events happening near you.



Free Choice Events

Go to an event of your choice however there is a twist to this challenge, see your log book for more details.

Find out what events are happening near you soon:


Birthday Event (see page 14 of Singals)


Profesor Callum Walk
Mug and Book Day


Trip on the Betsie Jane
Eastern Region AGM


Birthday Lunch

South Western

Bring and Scoff (see page 8 of Signals)
Birthday Lunch (see page 8 of Signals)

Titty’s Challenge

Titty's ChallangeIf you are working towards becoming an Able Seaman, get creative with this challenge. Go to a crafty activity or if you’re really feeling inspired get arty and produce a picture or model and send it off to be published in The Outlaw.  Find out what Titty’s Challenge events are happening near you soon:



Mug and Book Day

South Western

Bring and Scoff (see page 8 of Signals)

John’s Challange

John's ChallengeGo to a camping event and helping ensure the smooth running of the camp, eg helping to pitch the tent, fetching water and washing up. If you go camping with your family or another organisation keep a log of what you did and the responsibilities you took.
Watch this space to find out what John’s Challenge events are happening near you soon.

“Build” your own boat

Scarabs afloat

Scarabs built at the 2013 IAGM

Make this paper boat which will actually float on water to look like your a boat from your favorite story or design your own.

You will need:

  • Build your own boat template, printed onto A4 paper
  • Wax crayons
  • Scissors
  • Blue tack
  • Lake (bucket/washing up bowl/paddling pool filled with water)

What to do:

  1. Colour-in thickly with wax crayons on both side of the paper.  This is really important because the wax makes the paper waterproof.  Why not make it a Swallow, Amazon or Scarab look alike?  Swallow has tan (brown sails), Amazon had white (use a white wax crayon don’t leave the sail uncoloured) and Scarab has red.
  2. Carefully cut out and fold along the dotted lines.
  3. Stick the top edge together with a small bit of sticky tack.
  4. Launch your boat by placing her on the surface of the water and say, like Dorothea does when Sacarb is launched, “I name you (name of boat)!  And best wishes for fair winds!” 

If not duffers…

Remember to take care when using, passing and walking with scissors.

Always be careful around water even if it is only a small amount, especially if younger brothers and sisters are around.  Only create the ‘lake’ to float your boats on with an adult’s knowledge and permission, they may have an opinion what you can use and where you can do it, eg in the garden!