Trail Skills Stage 1
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Trail Skills - Stage 1 Competencies & Requirements
- I can help pack a rucksack for a day hike.
- Scouts can indicate the items to bring for a day hike.
- Scouts can explain how to pack soft items, heavy items and food items.
- Scouts can explain what is meant by “first in-last out” when packing items.
- Scouts can demonstrate the wet weather equipment to bring on a day hike
- I can dress myself for a day hike.
- Scouts can explain how weather affects what can be worn for a day hike.
- Scouts can explain the concept of layering and understand what to wear for wet weather.
- Scouts can demonstrate the types of footwear needed for a day hike in each season.
- I can list what food to bring on a day hike.
- Scouts can explain the food groups to bring for a day hike to sustain and boost energy.
- Scouts can show what to bring for snacks.
- Scouts can show how to keep drinks hot or cold.
- Scouts can explain what dehydration means and can show how to bring water on a day hike.
- I can follow directions on a day hike.
- Scouts can explain why they must listen to the Scouter so that everyone is kept safe on a day hike.
- I can identify the main parts of a compass.
- Scouts can identify the parts of a compass outdoors in a practical experience.
- I can behave safely while hiking.
- Scouts can describe safety rules and procedures that will keep themselves and their group safe while on a day hike.
- Scouts can explain how their own behaviour affects others on the day hike.
- Scouts can demonstrate how to hike on various types of terrain (smooth, rough), how to keep up with others and the importance of always being able to see a Scouter while on the day hike.
- I can be responsible for myself while we are hiking.
- Scouts can explain how they contribute to the success of the day hike by being members of the team.
- Scouts can describe how their awareness will help everyone have a safe day hike.
- I can explain the buddy system.
- Scouts explain how and why the buddy system is used on a day hike.
- I can recognize the main distress signals.
- Scouts can draw and identify the main distress signals.
- I have attended at least two hikes.
- As much as possible these can be different types of day hikes, such as in neighborhoods, parks, open natural areas, etc.