Camping Skills Stage 4

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Camping Skills - Stage 4 Competencies & Requirements

  1. I can demonstrate shared teamwork while at camp.
    • Scouts can participate in camp as full members of the Patrol.
    • Scouts can play a number of roles while on camp and generally add to the wellbeing of the whole Patrol.
  2. I can list the personal gear for standing camp.
    • Scouts can indicate (in list form) the items of clothing they need to bring with them for various camping activities over a number of days for a standing camp.
    • Scouts can show consideration of proper clothes provision for wet weather.
    • Scouts can explain the benefit of the equipment design as it relates to a standing camp.
  3. I can show how to use group gear safely at camp.
    • Scouts can demonstrate how to correctly use any of the individual items of group gear.
  4. I can show proper use, care and maintenance of group gear during and in between camps.
    • Scouts can demonstrate how to go about checking and caring for equipment, considering:
      • Safety implications of poor or dysfunctional equipment
      • Keeping personal equipment in working order
      • How to repair items of equipment
      • The quality of different items of equipment
  5. I can use basic camp tools safely.
    • Scouts can demonstrate how to use a tool correctly and are aware of any safety implications.
      • Be able to use a tool correctly to do the job it was designed for
      • Display your skill in using a particular tool
  6. I can store and cook food safely at camp.
    • Scouts can describe the type of containers best suited for a camp setting to keep food away from animals.
    • Scouts can demonstrate the proper methods to store containers while in camp.
    • Scouts can demonstrate when and how to use methods such as hanging food containers to prevent animal access.
    • Scouts can demonstrate proper food safely in a camp setting.
  7. I can demonstrate how to treat cuts and minor burns and prevent infection at camp.
    • Scouts can clean and treat wounds using appropriate methods for the injury.
    • Scouts can apply an appropriate bandage to a wound to promote proper healing.
  8. I can explain and demonstrate the seven principles of Leave No Trace while at camp.
    • Scouts can name the seven principles of Leave No Trace and apply each of the principles at camp.
  9. I can find the best place to pitch a tent at camp and explain my reasoning.
    • Scouts can explain what kind of terrain is good for pitching a tent. Examples include:
      • Level ground
      • Rocky ground
      • Near/away/on hill
      • Shady
      • Sunny
      • Close or away from trees
  10. I can assist pitching tent with my team at camp.
    • Working with a team, can demonstrate how to properly pitch a tent.
  11. I can demonstrate safe practices around fires and cooking equipment to minimize the risk of burns, scalds and other injuries.
    • Scouts can demonstrate a consistent and high level of fire risk management behaviour.
  12. I have spent 12 nights at camp.
    • Scouts have spent at least four of the twelve nights camping while completing this stage.