Winter Skills Stage 3
From Scouts Canada Wiki
Revision as of 11:28, 17 March 2018 by SteveMatheson
Winter Skills - Stage 3 Competencies & Requirements
- I have participated in a winter sport (alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowboarding, skating, hockey, tobogganing, sledding, curling).
- With members of their Section, family or through school, Scouts will have participated in a winter sporting activity (such as one listed above).
- It is not expected that Scouts will participate in a league or achieve a specific proficiency in the sport.
- I can light a small fire.
- Scouts can demonstrate the ability to light a small fire in winter conditions.
- The principles of Leave No Trace should be adhered to.
- I have helped plan a menu for a winter camp.
- Scouts can work with members of their team to produce a balanced menu for a winter camp.
- I have cooked a lunch over an open fire.
- Scouts can cook a simple meal over an open fire.
- I understand the layering principle when dressing for winter activities and apply it to all activities.
- Scouts can explain the principles behind layering clothes (wicking, warmth and wind/wet) for winter activities and have an opportunity to demonstrate this skill.
- Scouts understand what clothing fabrics are appropriate and are aware of less-expensive options.
- With a small group, I have built an emergency shelter in winter.
- Scouts can build a simple emergency shelter with tarp, piece of plastic, snow or other easily-obtainable items and materials.
- (At this stage it is not expected that Scouts will be able to produce an “expert” shelter; rather, they should have had an opportunity to work as a member of a team trying to build a simple shelter.)
- I know how to find shelter from the wind on a cold day.
- Scouts can demonstrate the ability to find shelter from the wind when outdoors in winter conditions.
- I can pack a day pack for a winter outing.
- Scouts can demonstrate the ability to pack a personal day pack for a winter outing.
- I know how to watch my fellow Scouts for signs of exposure to the cold.
- Scouts can demonstrate how to identify signs of hypothermia and/or frostbite. (Please refer to the Field Book for Canadian Scouting.)
- I have spent one night at winter camp in a cabin or heated tent (in addition to requirements for previous stages).
- Scouts can spend one night at a winter camp in a cabin or heated tent.
- I can identify the North Star and three other features in the winter night sky.
- Scouts can identify the North Star as well as some of the constellations and/or planets in the winter night sky, and can describe why they can be valuable for navigation and culture.
- I have completed a winter hike of at least 3 km.
- As part of their Section and/or Patrol, Scouts can complete a 3 km hike in winter conditions.
- I have made a winter survival kit that I take with me on all winter activities.
- Scouts can make a winter survival kit that is suitable for all winter activities.
- Scouts can explain why they have included the items in the kit and how each can be used in a winter emergency, and they can explain why other possible items are not included.
- Scouts can describe possible scenarios (lost in the woods, stranded in a vehicle or cabin due to the weather) in which the kit could be used.
- In addition to previous stages, I have made a piece of winter gear or clothing.
- Scouts can make a significant item of winter gear or clothing.
- Check out Ideas for Winter Skills 2.11 & 3.14 (Google Doc).