Camping Skills Stage 6

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Camping Skills - Stage 6 Competencies & Requirements

  1. I can teach camping skills with my team at camp.
    • Scouts can teach others on their team new camping skills while at a camp.
  2. I can plan and lead a weekend camp.
    • Scouts can be responsible for the planning and implementation of all aspects (transportation, site location, menu, equipment) of a two-night camp.
  3. I can plan a program of activities for camp.
    • Scouts can demonstrate knowledge of the different types of activity that are possible on the campsite and how best to maximize the opportunities they present.
    • Timetabling and equipment considerations need to be displayed.
  4. I can assist with the organization of transportation to camp.
    • Scouts can actively assist the person responsible for organizing transportation for a camp.
  5. I can explain group emergency equipment for a camp.
    • Scouts are safety aware and can discuss realistic possible emergency situations.
    • Scouts can explain the type of equipment that is present on the campsite.
  6. I can demonstrate to others how to care for, store and maintain group gear for camp.
    • Scouts can demonstrate basic procedures for cleaning and caring for equipment.
    • Scouts can demonstrate how to clean, care for and store tools, tents and cooking equipment.
  7. I can prepare a list of personal and group gear required for a standing camp.
    • Scouts can prepare a list of personal and group gear for a standing camp, including all required tools, portable shelters (tarps and tents), cooking equipment, emergency equipment, and all other optional or recommended items.
  8. I can help plan a menu and purchase food for a weekend camp.
    • Scouts can acquire the necessary menu items planned for a team’s weekend camp.
  9. I can demonstrate to others how to use a variety of cooking stoves at camp and explain to others when each type is most effective.
    • Scouts can explain the different types of cooking stoves available for camp use (single and double burner, propane and naphtha.)
    • Scouts can explain when each stove type and fuel type is appropriate for the type and season of camp planned.
  10. I can teach another youth to prepare a meal to be cooked on a fire or improvised stove.
    • Scouts can show other Scouts how to cook meals in a fire using tinfoil or on a created stove (such as a hobo stove design).
  11. I can demonstrate treatment of heat-, cold- and sun-related injuries at camp.
    • Scouts can describe the causes of hypothermia, hyperthermia, sunburn, frostbite etc.
    • Scouts can identify the signs and symptoms of exposure to the elements.
    • Scouts can treat weather-related injuries and medical conditions.
  12. I demonstrate responsibility for myself at camp.
    • Scouts can recognize and take steps to manage themselves in all environmental elements they are exposed to.
  13. I can recognize weather signs and prepare for their impact on camp activities.
    • Scouts can explain the effects that different types of weather have on the local surroundings.
    • Scouts can recognize the various types of clouds and explain the weather conditions they represent.
    • Scouts can recognize and explain how changing temperatures, wind direction and humidity affect the weather.
  14. I can travel while following seven principles of Leave No Trace.
    • Scouts can demonstrate a consistent behaviour with all Leave No Trace practices.
  15. I can describe how to choose the best tent for a specific camp.
    • Scouts can select a tent based on weather, season and location of the camp.
  16. I can teach how to pitch a tent at camp.
    • Scouts can assist younger Scouts with pitching tents.
  17. I can help organize campsite setup and takedown.
    • Scouts can assist in leading setting up and taking down camp (i.e. kitchen, tents, picking site, shelter).
  18. I can help research proposed camping areas and locate services.
    • Scouts can book a camp with all appropriate paperwork (including an emergency plan with directions to the nearest hospital).
  19. I have spent 24 nights at camp in three different season, including a week-long camp, while completing this stage.
    • Scouts have spent at least six of the 24 nights at camp while completing this stage.
    • Scouts must have camped at least three nights out in every season.
  20. I have spent two consecutive nights lightweight camping while completing this stage.
    • Scouts have camped in a remote setting where all the equipment must be transported in a pack or by a self-propelled watercraft.