Be Prepared for Life
Activity Kit Six:
Ideally to obtain maximum benefit from this kit you should start with Project One, and proceed to any of the following projects depending on the interests of your patrol or select an alternative project from the index at the back of this kit.
DO YOU KNOW THE BIG FIVE
|selling:||someone else's product [eg. flower bulbs]|
|service:||doing something for others [eg. clean ups]|
|food:||processing/selling food [eg. hot dog stands]|
|manufacturing:||making and selling something non edible|
Scouts have been involved in at least three of these five types of work and perhaps all five. We have usually done this to raise funds but there are very real skills to learnt at the same time, provided the Scouts do it all themselves!
After all, the one who does the work, learns the skills.
In this kit it is assumed that your patrol will finally choose a project involving MANUFACTURING a product and SELLING it, and that the main reason behind this exercise is to learn skills associated with starting and managing a small business enterprise, beyond any profit motive.
The following steps are presented in the form of questions that should be answered by the patrol in discussions guided by the Scouter.
It should not be rushed, but handled in depth over a significant period of time.
Project 1: Planning a Scout manufacturing project
1. CHOOSING THE RIGHT PRODUCTION PROJECT
2. ANALYSING YOUR MARKET FOR THIS PRODUCT
3. INTO PILOT PRODUCTION
4. INTO FULL SCALE PRODUCTION
Part Two: Small craft manufacture
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Dr Frank Opie for the South African Scout Association