Camping Skills Stage 3

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Camping Skills - Stage 3 Competencies & Requirements

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  1. I can help others learn about camping.
    • Scouts display a willingness to help others learn in a natural way over a period of time, rather than mount a single display of expertise.
  2. I can audit my personal gear for camp.
    • Scouts show an awareness of the value of camping equipment.
    • Scouts can explain that if equipment is not working properly, it is likely to fail in bad weather conditions.
    • Scouts can demonstrate how to go about checking and caring for equipment.
    • Scouts can explain the safety implications of poor or dysfunctional equipment.
    • Scouts can keep personal equipment in working order. Scouts can demonstrate how to repair items of equipment.
  3. I can pack a bag for camp.
    • Scouts can present a packed bag for inspection.
    • Scouts can demonstrate and discuss, while unpacking and repacking:
      • The value of the method used in the packing process
      • The necessary equipment to pack
      • Where to place soft items
      • Where to place heavy items
      • Where to place food
      • What is meant by “first in, last out”
      • What wet weather equipment to bring
  4. I can help plan a basic balanced meal for camp.
    • Scouts can plan a meal using the guidelines of Canada’s Food Guide.
  5. I can demonstrate how to store food at camp.
    • Scouts can demonstrate the proper methods to keep food safe in camp (using food containers and/or coolers as required).
  6. I can assist in cooking a meal at camp.
    • Scouts can assist in the cooking of a meal in a camp setting.
  7. I can be safe while cooking at camp.
    • Scouts can use pots safely to prevent tipping.
    • Scouts can use protective equipment or utensils while working with hot items while cooking.
  8. I can demonstrate first aid treatment for a minor cut or scratch at camp and explain how to prevent infection and describe the signs of infections.
    • Scouts can clean a small wound.
    • Scouts can apply a bandage to wound.
  9. I can describe how weather can affect our camp.
    • Scouts can explain the different types of weather likely to occur in the area they plan to travel to, given the time of year.
    • Scouts can explain what will happen if it rains in the camp area. Scouts can explain what will happen if it is very hot.
    • Scouts can explain what extra gear they need to bring (just in case).
  10. I can discuss the seven principles of Leave No Trace.
    • Scouts discuss a basic knowledge of the principles of Leave No Trace and how they affect the way groups camp.
  11. I can show how to pitch a tent (with help from others).
    • Working with a team, Scouts can demonstrate how to properly pitch a tent.
  12. I can make a hot drink on a campfire at camp.
    • Scouts can make a hot drink on an open fire with cooking pots.
  13. I can clean up a fire area after camp.
    • Scouts can clean up the pit, wood pile and area around the fire pit.
  14. I have spent seven nights at camp.
    • Scouts have spent at least four nights camping while completing this stage.
    • Scouts have spent at least two consecutive nights at camp while completing this stage.