Younglings, first grade through fourth
Padawans, fifth grade through high school Freshman
Jedi Knights, Sophomore and Juniors
Jedi Masters, Seniors and Adults
The Younglings will be lead by Jedi Masters with heavy parent involvement.
Padawans will meet as a group and with their Jedi Knight or Jedi Master mentors. This mentorship should be a source of growth for both the Padawan and Jedi. The Padawan's parents should interview and keep in contact with the Jedi mentor.
The Padawan group spans the transitions from elementary school to middle school and middle school to high school. The hope is that the relationships within the group will ease these transitions.
Jedi Knights will be expected to design and complete a significant project for promotion to Jedi Master. My hope is that the project and promotion will be worthy of mention in college applications.
As the groups become larger, the Younglings and Padawans can be further separated into lightsaber levels; blue, purple, and green. This was my daughter's idea.
The formal uniform will be the home made Jedi robes mentioned in an earlier blog entry.
A more casual uniform for lightsaber dueling and other times, my son recommended the following. A dark shirt with Jedi Scouts and the local group name on it. And an optional dark cap with a lightsaber on the front.
I've heard multiple complaints from mothers in other scouting groups about the number of patches that need to be sown on the uniforms. Patches! A Jedi Scout craves not these things. We will use a bead system to award the scouts. They can be strung on a line and attached to the robe. Perhaps colored according to the lightsaber level. If someone wants to grow a padawan hair braid like Obi-Wan and Anikin had in Episode I and II, they could put their beads there.
We're testing dueling lightsabers this weekend.
May the Force be with You,