Camping Skills Stage 7

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Camping Skills - Stage 7 Competencies & Requirements

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  1. I can plan and lead a two-night backcountry camp.
    • Scouts have been responsible for the planning and implementing all aspects (transportation, site location, route, menu, equipment) of a two-night backcountry camp.
  2. I can plan activities for at least two different types of camps.
    • Scouts have shown the ability and knowledge required by planning the activities for both a standing camp and a lightweight camp.
  3. I can organize required transportation for camp.
    • Scouts can demonstrate a capability to seek information from and by a number of sources.
    • Scouts can organize a suitable transport to and from the campsite.
  4. I can help plan and lead a backcountry camp of a minimum of two consecutive nights.
    • Scouts can actively assist the person responsible for planning an expedition.
  5. I can audit group emergency equipment for camp.
    • Scouts can present a listing of all group emergency equipment, specifically identifying any broken or missing items.
  6. I can teach another youth how to care for, store and maintain group gear needed for camps.
    • Scouts have mentored other Scouts such that they have successfully completed the group gear/tools requirements for Stages 4, 5, and 6.
  7. I can create personal and group gear lists for lightweight camping excursions.
    • Scouts can present the list to their campmates in preparation for a campout.
  8. I can teach the use of various stoves and their effective use to another youth at camp.
    • Scouts can teach others how to properly use different types of stoves and fuel types.
    • Scouts can teach the proper use and storage of fuel (i.e. propane and naphtha).
  9. I can help prepare and describe an emergency plan for expected risks and hazards at camp.
    • Scouts can explain the risks various activities may have and are able prepare any required safety measures to reduce the risks.
  10. I can take responsibility for myself and my team while at camp.
    • Scouts can recognize and take steps to reduce any perceived issues that may arise in a team environment.
  11. I can demonstrate how to plan for and adapt to changing weather patterns at camp.
    • Scouts can recognize the signs of rainstorms, wind or snowstorms, and know how to protect themselves and their Patrol.
  12. I can teach the seven principles of Leave No Trace as they apply to a camp.
    • Scouts teach the Leave No Trace principles to Scouts who do not know Leave No Trace.
  13. I can teach another youth tent selection by camp type.
    • Scouts can explain to another Scout what types of tents are best for certain seasons and types of weather.
  14. I can organize campsite setup and takedown.
    • Scouts can take a lead role in the setting up and taking down of camp (i.e. kitchen, tents, site selection, shelter).
    • Scouts can appoint others’ direction and duties.
  15. I have spent 30 nights at camp in all four seasons, including two nights without a Scouter while completing this stage.
    • Scouts have camped at least six of the 30 nights camping while completing this stage.
    • Scouts have camped for at least four nights out in each season.