Camping Skills Stage 2

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Camping Skills - Stage 2 Competencies & Requirements

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  1. I can explain the importance of following directions at camp.
    • Scouts can explain why and how they must listen to instructions, and how to ask for clarification if they don’t understand.
  2. I can list what personal gear to bring on an overnight camp.
    • Scouts can list the items they need to bring with them for an overnight camping event, including clothing and personal care items.
  3. I can look after all my personal gear while at camp.
    • Scouts can describe the value of camping equipment and demonstrate how to go about checking and caring for equipment.
    • Scouts can explain safety implications of poor or dysfunctional camp equipment.
    • Scouts can demonstrate how to keep personal camp equipment in working order.
    • Scouts can show when items of camp equipment are in need of repair.
    • Scouts can describe the quality of different items of camp equipment.
  4. I can explain what clothing to bring on an overnight camp.
    • Scouts can describe what clothes they need to bring for different weather conditions.
  5. I can explain how to use Canada’s Food Guide at camp and help to plan a nutritious meal.
    • Scouts can give examples of foods in each food group.
    • Scouts can give examples of what makes a serving from the basic food groups and can show where to locate the required servings for their age group as outlined in the guide.
    • In a group setting, Scouts can use the guide to help plan a nutritious meal.
  6. I can describe safe food handling and hygiene at camp.
    • Scouts can demonstrate at camp how to store food safely. Scouts can demonstrate how to properly wash their hands.
    • Scouts can maintain a clean working area while working with different types of food.
    • Scouts can demonstrate how to prevent spoilage when there is no electricity and how to cover and protect foods and surfaces.
  7. I can help prepare food for cooking at camp and be safe while cooking at camp.
    • Working in a team (or with an experienced cook) Scouts can demonstrate how to clean and prepare various food items and how to check that food is cooked thoroughly.
    • Scouts can demonstrate how to use knives safely when cutting food items.
    • Scouts can use proper techniques when lifting hot liquids.
    • Scouts can use proper techniques when lifting hot pots and pans.
  8. I can get help if someone is hurt while at camp.
    • Scouts can recognize serious injuries and demonstrate how to ask for help.
    • Scouts can demonstrate how to call 911 or their local emergency number and can request assistance from the nearest adult.
  9. I can get a weather forecast for a camp.
    • Scouts can access information from the appropriate weather forecasters in their area.
    • This could be from websites, television weather channels or news broadcasts, radio stations or phone apps.
  10. I can identify the main parts of a tent.
    • Scouts can identify the tent, fly, poles and pegs.
  11. I can help pitch a tent at camp.
    • Scouts can demonstrate putting up a tent with other Scouts.
  12. I behave safely around fires at camp.
    • Scouts can demonstrate care and safety around fires.
    • Scouts can state basic fire safety rules at camp: no horseplay, poking at the fire; keeping at a safe distance; follow instructions of the person in charge of the fire.
  13. I can identify and explain the elements of the fire triangle.
    • Scouts can explain each part of the fire triangle (fuel, heat, oxygen) and demonstrate the role of each element in a good fire.
  14. I have spent two nights in a tent at camp.
    • Scouts spend at least two nights camping while completing this stage.