Outdoor Adventure Skills Fire

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Outdoor Adventure Skills Fire Laying and Lighting

Fire laying and lighting and where they fit into the various stages of different Outdoor Adventure Skills badges.

Scoutcraft Skills Camping Skills Winter Skills / Others
OAS-scoutcraft-1.png 1.7 I can gather dry burnable wood for a fire. OAS-camping-1.png 1.1 I can collect small sticks for a campfire. OAS-emergency-aid-1.png 1.15 I know how to be safe around a campfire.
OAS-scoutcraft-2.png 2.6 I have helped light a fire using only natural fire starter materials found in the forest, and I know the safety rules for when around a campfire. OAS-camping-2.png 2.12 I behave safely around fires at camp.

2.13 I can identify and explain the elements of the fire triangle.

OAS-paddling-5.png 5.8 I can light a fire using no more than three matches.
OAS-scoutcraft-3.png 3.9 I can lay and start a fire with only matches and materials found in the forest.

3.4 I have boiled water over a campfire and know the safety precautions around fires & hot pots.

OAS-camping-3.png 3.12 I can make a hot drink on a campfire at camp.

3.13 I can clean up a fire area after camp.

OAS-winter-3.png 3.2 I can light a small fire.

3.3 I have helped plan a menu for a winter camp.
3.4 I have cooked a lunch over an open fire.

OAS-scoutcraft-4.png 4.9 I can quickly (under five minutes) build an emergency warming fire for a group of three persons without using tools (only matches). OAS-camping-4.png 4.11 I can demonstrate safe practices around fires and cooking equipment to minimize the risk of burns, scalds and other injuries. OAS-winter-4.png 4.4 I have attended a winter campfire.
OAS-scoutcraft-5.png 5.8 I have laid and lit a teepee fire, pyramid fire, star fire and reflector fire. OAS-camping-5.png 5.15 I can light, maintain and use a fire to cook a balanced meal at camp. OAS-winter-5.png 5.4 I have helped to run a campfire at a winter camp.

5.7 I can lay and light a fire in winter conditions for warmth and cooking.

OAS-scoutcraft-6.png 6.8 I can light a fire using only mechanical means (flint and steel, ferrocerium striker or friction-i.e. bow and drill).
OAS-scoutcraft-7.png 7.5 I have made newspapers fire logs and/or bricks, sufficient to have a three-hour warming fire indoors in a stove or fireplace or outside with a campfire.
OAS-scoutcraft-8.png 8.8 Using only natural materials, I can light and maintain a fire in falling rain or falling snow conditions.
OAS-scoutcraft-9.png 9.7 I have built and used a Leave No Trace warming fire for 10 persons for three hours. OAS-winter-9.png 9.1 I have led a winter campfire.

See also Outdoor Skills - Fire Starting.
See more Outdoor Adventure Skills by Topic.

Fire Safety (Sept. 2018)