Scoutcraft Skills Stage 3

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Scoutcraft Skills - Stage 3 Competencies & Requirements

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  1. I can tie a half hitch, clove hitch and a fisherman’s knot.
    • Scouts can demonstrate the three knots tied to a mastery level with a firm feel to the knot, symmetry with no twists or cross overs in the knot, with a 5–10 cm tail at the end of the knot, and can explain a good use for each.
  2. I can cook a meal on a camp stove.
    • Scouts can use a camp stove to cook a meal for their Patrol.
  3. I can use a shovel to build a camp greywater sump pit and close the pit when finished.
    • Scouts can build and maintain a pit at a campout.
  4. I have boiled water over a campfire and know the safety precautions around fires and hot pots.
    • Scouts can boil a pot of water on or next to a fire.
    • Scouts know not to poke sticks or throw trash into a fire.
    • Scouts know not to leave a fire or hot coals unattended.
    • Scouts know to use insulated hand protection when working with hot pots.
    • Scouts know there is no horseplay around fires.
  5. I know the first aid treatment for burns from hot water, grease and food.
    • Scouts know to remove the source of the heat.
    • Scouts know that immediate cooling of the burn is required.
    • Scouts know that infections are a risk from burns and can apply the appropriate medication and dressing to the burn.
  6. I have used a compass to walk on a bearing.
    • Scouts have walked for a minimum of 2 km using a compass bearing and arrived successfully at their intended destination.
  7. I can make a personal shelter out of plastic sheeting and rope.
    • Scouts can make a waterproof shelter large enough to sleep under.
  8. I can identify three wild animal tracks.
    • Scouts can identify three sets of animal tracks from different species in the wild.
  9. I can lay and start a fire using no tools—only matches and natural materials found in the forest.
    • Scouts can lay and start a fire large enough to keep thee persons warm using only matches and natural materials found in the forest.
  10. I have put together a personal outdoor survival kit.
    • Scouts can demonstrate a personal outdoor survival kit suitable for a particular expedition, explaining the rationale for the items included and the items left out.
  11. I know what makes a comfortable and safe place for a sleeping shelter/site.
    • Scouts know to look for a smooth and level surface to sleep on.
    • Scouts know to keep the site out of the wind and (where possible) precipitation.
    • Scouts know to look up and ensure there are no hazards from falling objects such as rocks and dead trees or limbs.
    • Scouts know to keep off of animal trails or human walking paths.
    • Scouts know to keep the site out of low areas where water may pool or run through.
    • Scouts know to keep a site out of a possible avalanche or landslide path.