Camping Skills Stage 5

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Camping Skills - Stage 5 Competencies & Requirements

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  1. I have assisted in the organization of two camps for my team or others.
    • Scouts have actively assisted in the planning of two separate camps for their team or others.
  2. I can assist in planning a camp program of activities.
    • Scouts can actively assist the person in charge of planning the activities at a camp.
  3. I can show the personal gear needed for an overnight lightweight camp.
    • Scouts can indicate (in list form) the items of clothing they need to bring with them for various camping activities over a number of days for a lightweight camp.
    • Scouts can explain factors to consider for proper clothes and provision for wet weather.
    • The weight of the pack is also a concern; Scouts can describe weight-saving measures.
    • Scouts can explain the benefits of the chosen equipment design as it relates to lightweight camping.
  4. I can explain how the type of camp affects the choice of equipment needed.
    • Scouts can list the Patrol equipment necessary for a variety of camps.
    • Scouts can discuss how each item is relevant and what safety equipment is required.
    • With regards to a lightweight camp, Scouts can discuss how the load might be distributed among the party.
  5. I can use, maintain and store tools safely at camp.
    • Scouts can show how to properly maintain and care for the tools being used at camp.
    • Scouts know how to store the tools for use at another time.
  6. I can teach another Scout what to pack for a camp.
    • Scouts can mentor other Scouts such that they have successfully completed the packing requirements for Stages 1-4.
  7. I can plan a balanced menu for camp with a team.
    • Scouts can create, with a team, a well-balanced menu plan for a weekend camp.
  8. I can demonstrate how to use different cooking methods (with different fuel types) at camp.
    • Scouts can use at least two different types of cooking fires.
    • Scouts can explain the advantages and disadvantages of different stoves.
    • Scouts can build and use two types of cooking fires to cook a meal. Scouts can properly use two different types of camp stoves.
  9. I can prepare for and help prevent heat-, cold- and sun-related injuries at camp.
    • Scouts can describe heat and cold injuries such as sunburn, frostbite, hypothermia, etc.
    • Scouts can describe proper activity levels and clothing to prevent heat-, cold- and sun-related injuries.
    • Scouts can seek help for any of the above conditions.
  10. I can describe the weather forecast and record the weather for the duration of camp.
    • Scouts can use the weather information they have researched and present it to their Troop Leader and to the Troop in general in a clear, concise fashion that it easy to understand.
  11. I can demonstrate the appropriate measures for minimizing and dealing with food waste, solid waste and human waste, in keeping with Leave No Trace principles.
    • Scouts can demonstrate the proper way to deal with garbage and camping refuse and how to dispose of it correctly.
    • Scouts can demonstrate the proper method of dealing with kitchen and human waste in a wilderness environment.
  12. I can pitch a variety of tents and shelters.
    • Scouts can pitch lightweight tents, standing tents, lean-tos, tarps, etc.
  13. I can demonstrate measures to secure tents for inclement weather.
    • Scouts can demonstrate how to set up a tent properly for rainy, snowy or windy conditions—considering tie-down and staking techniques.
  14. I can select a suitable location for standing/ lightweight camp.
    • Scouts can select a location for the camp based on type (standing/ lightweight lightweight/hike-in/etc.).
  15. I can show the best layout for a campsite and explain my reasoning.
    • Scouts can demonstrate how and where camp equipment is set up at a campsite (i.e. kitchen, tents, shelter, chopping area).
  16. I can light, maintain and use a fire to cook a balanced meal at camp.
    • Scouts can prepare a complete meal (not just one menu item).
  17. I have spent 18 nights at camp.
    • Scouts have spent at least six of the 18 nights at camp while completing this stage, including one night of lightweight camping.