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Seniors Programme Badgework Form 32A FAQs


The following are some Frequently-Asked Questions about the BB Seniors Programme by Boys and officers. If your queries are not answered here, please contact Ms Althea Han at 6737 0377 ext 117 or via email at althea_han@bb.org.sg

How can we apply for badges?


You can use the Form 32A for all badge applications except Founder’s Award and National Youth Achievement Award.

The Form 32A can be downloaded here.

 

Guidelines for Use of Form 32A

 Each form should be used for application for a badge for Boys from one batch only and is applicable for Stages 1 to 3 of the same badge.

For core awards at stages 2 and 3, endorsement on the Form 32A must be made by Brigade Office. The Form 32A should be accompanied by a Certification Form signed by the Captain and Conducting Officer. Download Certification Form
here.

The Senior Proficiency Award is also to be endorsed by Brigade Office.

Apart from the above, Form 32As may be signed by Captains of the company.

After endorsement by the relevant authorities, you can proceed to
BB Shop to make your award purchases.


What do I need to bring to Brigade Office for endorsement of Form 32A?

You will need to bring the following:

1) Duly-completed Form 32A

2) Award Certification Form endorsed by the Company Captain, Course Instructor or Brigade letter (for Brigade-level courses). A sample of the certification form that may be used is available here.

3) Result sheet detailing marks attained by each Boy, including both the theory and practical test components.

4) A sample test paper is also required to be attached for badges with theory component.

Who can sign for badges at the various stages?

Awards can be signed for either by Company Captains (Target badge, Stage 1 for Core badges and all stages for electives and service badges) or Brigade Programmes Staff (Stages 2 & 3 for Core badges, National Event badge and Senior Proficiency Award).

Please see Summary Table below for the authorised signatories on the Form 32A for various awards and stages:

  

Badge / Award

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Core badges

Target

Captain

 

 

Adventure

Captain

Brigade

Brigade

Christian Education

Captain

Brigade

Brigade

Citizenship

Captain

Brigade

Brigade

Community Service

Captain

Brigade

Brigade

Drill

Captain

Brigade

Brigade

First Aid

Captain

Brigade

Brigade

Leadership Development

Captain

Brigade

 

Life Skills

Captain

Brigade

Brigade

Total Defence#

Captain

Brigade

Brigade

Elective badges

Anti-Drug Abuse (SANA)*

Captain

 

 

Arts

Captain

Captain

Captain

Athletics

Captain

Captain

Captain

Bandsman

Captain

Captain

Captain

Bugler

Captain

Captain

Captain

Crafts

Captain

Captain

Captain

Drummer

Captain

Captain

Captain

Civil Defence (Fireman) *

Captain

 

 

Gymnastics

Captain

Captain

Captain

Hobbies

Captain

Captain

Captain

International Relations

Captain

Captain

Captain

Kayaking

Captain

Captain

Captain

Musketry

Captain

Captain

Captain

Naturalist

Captain

Captain

Captain

Piper

Captain

Captain

Brigade

Sailing

Captain

Captain

Captain

Sportsman

Captain

Captain

Captain

Swimming

Captain

Captain

Captain

Service

Link Badge

Captain

 

 

One Year Service

Captain

 

 

Three Year Service

Captain

 

 

Long Service

Captain

 

 

Special

National Event

Brigade

 

 

Senior Proficiency Award

Brigade

 

 

Brigade: Brigade Office (Programmes Department Staff)
Captain: Company Captain
* Souvenir badges: no longer to be worn on chevron.
# Collect Total Defence badges from Brigade Programmes Staff.

What events are considered as national events in order to qualify for the National Event badge?

According to the Seniors Programme Handbook (Feb 2005), participation in the following events qualify Boys for the National Event badge:

  1. Singapore National Day Parade
  2. Singapore Youth Festival Opening Ceremony Parade
  3. National Camp - biennial camp for uniformed groups
  4. Any national event approved by the Brigade Executive - these would be events involving participation with other UGs at the national level, e.g. Camp Temasek IV.

 

How does the in-lieu requirements for National Event badge for Founder's Award application work?

The National Event badge is a pre-requisite for the Founder's Award. However, due to limited places for national events, the in-lieu (in place of) requirements for National Event badge was introduced. This was documented in the Seniors Programme Circular 02-2004 dated 25 Oct 2004.

Fulfillment of the in-lieu requirements does not qualify the Boy for the National Event badge. It does replace the attainment of the National Event badge as a requirement for the Founder's Award.

To fulfill these requirements, a Boy must successfully participate in and complete 3 out of 5 of the following National Education programmes:

-Civil Defence Course conducted by the Singapore Civil Defence Force - qualifying the Boy for the Fireman badge

-Anti-Drug Abuse Course conducted by the Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association - qualifying the Boy for SANA badge

-Heritage Course conducted at Company level - qualifying the Boy for Heritage badge

-Energy Experience Programme conducted by SP Services - qualifying the Boy for Energy Conservation badge (also see http://services.spservices.sg/cs_eec_eep.asp?ID=&identity)

-Remembrance Day Ceremony in November each year coordinated by Brigade Office

Tuberculosis Awareness Course conducted by the Singapore Anti-Tuberculosis Association – qualifying the Boy for SATA badge 

 


These programme (apart from the Remembrance Day Ceremony) can be arranged by Companies with the respective agencies and need not be restricted to Brigade-coordinated courses.

Founder's Award application should be accompanied by the relevant result slips, certificates of participation or Brigade Office certifying letters.


How can I register for the National Youth Achievement Award (NYAA)?

The NYAA Scheme is administered by the NYAA Council. More information can be viewed at the NYAA website at http://nyaa.org/.

The age limits for the NYAA Gold, Silver and Bronze awards are as follows:

 

Level of Award

Age Requirement

 Max. Age Requirement

Min. Time Period

   Bronze

14 years & above

      25th Birthday

6 months

   Silver

15 years & above

12 months

   Gold

16 years & above

18 months


The cost for application is as follows:

 

Level of Award

Cost

  Bronze

$7

 Silver

$12

 Gold

$17

 

Companies can register for the NYAA Scheme directly with the NYAA Council online at the NYAA website or using the registration form that can be downloaded from:

 NYAA Enrolment form.doc