Junior Log Book Challenge

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 (Photo at page end) are available from your regional committee.

To collect evidence towards your Log Book before you join, you need to record what you did, when you did it, provide any certification or receipts for a course, photographs or sketches if recording wildlife and the route taken, or written and photographic evidence of a camping or nautical activity, and have a responsible adult sign that you did any of these.  You do not necessarily need an adult with you on a safe activity such as a local walk to make sightings of wildlife, but you must have parental permission to go out with just your friends.

Go on an adventure. Put on your walking boots or wellies and go to an event that involves exploring on foot, dromedary, by train or on the water.  Find out what events are happening near you soon by viewing the Calendar.

Take a splash and go to a boat themed event whether you get afloat or are visiting a historic ship or maritime museum. Find out what events are happening near you soon by viewing the Calendar.

Go to an event at a museum, nature reserve or similar location to discover something new about anything from birds to rattletraps, rocks to stars or go to an event where you learn a new skill. Find out what events are happening near you soon by viewing the Calendar.

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 by viewing the Calendar.

If 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 events are happening near you soon by viewing the Calendar.

If you are working towards becoming a mate, attend an event which involves cooking over a campfire to complete Susan’s challenge. Find out what events are happening near you soon by viewing the Calendar.

Go 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. Find out what events are happening near you soon by viewing the Calendar.