Dear all


Greetings from the Singapore Scout Association (SSA).

We are pleased to inform that the 1st intake of the Skills and Fundamentals Assessment (SnF) 2022 will take place on Saturday, 19th March 2022.

The SnF Assessment is a prerequisite to attending the Venturing Challenge Course. Candidates will need to
fulfil the course requirements and will be assessed on their core Scouting skills, found in Annexes A and B

Validity for successfully completing the SnF will be for 1 year or the equivalent of 2 intakes of Venturing
Challenge Course, whichever comes first.

Kindly note that the SnF Assessment will be conducted in accordance to the prevailing COVID-19 Safe Management Measures (SMMs). This mode of conduct may be adjusted /modified with prior notice. However, the assessment will be kept fair and independent, and be subjected to moderation.

Please refer to Annex A and B for more details.

Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis. Leaders are to register their Scouts via the MSDS Youth Programme registration portal by Saturday, 12th March 2022. Accepted applicants will be duly notified.

You may contact Ms Rachel Chan, Executive (Programme) at or at 62592858 should you require any assistance.

We look forward to your active participation.

Yours in Scouting

Gary Lim

Executive Director


Annex A


Date and time : 19th March 2022, Saturday
: 1300hrs to 1800hrs
: Registration starts at 1230hrs
Venue : To be advised nearer to the date
Eligibility : Venture Scout (Land/Sea/Air)
: Completed Pioneer Award
Assessment Fee : $37.45 w/GST ($35.00) per candidate
Attire : Full Scout Uniform
Closing Date : 12th March 2022, Saturday, 1700hrs
For candidates – Unit Leader to register via MSDS’s youth Programme Registration portal at
Accepted registration will be notified.


  1. Unit Leader is required to register1 the Venture Scout(s) via MSDS Youth Programme Registration portal: for Online Skills and Fundamentals Assessment (SnF) 2022 (1st Intake)
  2. Full payment is to be made by Wednesday, 16thMarch 2022, 1800hrs. Kindly refer to the Mode of Payment table below for more information on the payment options.
  3. Briefing session for all eligible candidates is mandatory  and their nominating leaders are invited to attend. It will be conducted online, and the details will be shared in due course.


Mode of Payment

  1. By registering the Venture Scout, the Venture Scout Leader will thus in this manner have acknowledged the completion of the Pioneer Award Criteria for the said Venture Scout.
  2. Upon confirmation of registration,no refund will be allowed once invoice has been issued unless the organizer cancels the event. Hereof, the Singapore Scout Association reserves the right to cancel/postpone the event and reject applications when necessary.
Payment Mode# Instruction Remarks
IFFAS No action is required.

An e-invoice will be generated.

SSA will only process e-invoice if you have selected payment mode as IFFAS.

No appointment needed.
Bank Transfer Transfer amount inclusive of GST to

OCBC 538-048851-001 (HQ Account)

Kindly indicate code – invoice number and full name in the transaction description box.

Example: NPC-INV1234577 – LIM TANG LEE

Email the screenshot of the confirmation to SSA Finance Department.

Cheque Payable to ‘The Singapore Scout Association’
Group Fund Scan a copy of the duly signed Authorization Form Payment (AFP) to SSA Finance Department AND mail the hardcopy to SSA HQ before 16thWednesday 2022, 1800hrs

Kindly ensure that AFP is signed based on authorized signatory in Form E.

Finance Department will only process payment based on original AFP received.

Cash/NETS Note the payable invoice number and make payment over the counter at SSA HQ. Kindly arrange a visit appointment with SSA Finance Department via email at least 2 working days in advance.

#You are reminded to make the correct selection on MSDS as the default payment mode is Group Fund.


SSA Finance Department:


Annex B

Broad Assessment Areas

The SnF Assessment is a summative assessment and candidates are expected to achieve above average performance to pass. The assessment comprises both theoretical and practical components. The areas of assessment are as follows:

  1. Camping and Campcraft
    Candidates will be tested on their skills and knowledge of camping and campcraft through demonstration of gadget tying and real-life scenarios during camping.
  2. Outdoor Exploration and Expedition
    Demonstrate good understanding of the principles of navigation and exploration. Be competent in executing skills required in this area.
  3. Knotting and Pioneering
    Demonstrate good understanding of the principles of knotting and pioneering including materials type, care of materials, and characteristics of materials. Be competent in various categories of knots e.g. whippings, lashings, rescue knots, etc.
  4. Outdoor Cooking
    Candidate will be tested on their skills and knowledge of outdoor cooking and backwoodsman cooking. This includes fire-starting, choosing of pit, food preparation, and nutrition planning.
  5. Scouting Fundamentals
    Be well-versed with the fundamentals in Scouting Knowledge such as history of Scouting, key policies, and characteristics of Scouting.


More details on the venue, syllabus, and materials/equipment required will be provided to the candidates after registration is accepted