Winter Skills Stage 2

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Winter Skills - Stage 2 Competencies & Requirements

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  1. I have gone sledding or tobogganing.
    • When sledding or tobogganing, Scouts follow appropriate safety precautions: staying away from roads and other dangerous obstacles, watching out for others on the hill and wearing appropriate clothing and helmets.
  2. I have packed a proper lunch for a winter outing.
    • Scouts can describe how to make a nutritious and tasty meal to eat outdoors in the winter. Packed lunches should include as little garbage as possible.
  3. I have participated in two winter sports days (Beaveree, Cuboree, winter challenge).
    • Scouts have participated in two winter sports days, at least one of which was in support of this stage.
  4. I know how to pack extra clothes for winter outings.
    • Scouts can describe the appropriate clothing for winter outings, including what extra clothing should be packed for a scenario. They can also describe why these clothing articles are appropriate—for example, synthetic fibres will not hold moisture like cotton; wet cotton will make one cold.
  5. I know how to keep my feet dry while I am outside in the winter.
    • Scouts know how to keep their feet dry by using waterproof boots and staying out of water.
    • Scouts can describe why a change of dry wool or synthetic socks is important.
  6. I store my outdoor clothing so it will quickly dry.
    • Scouts can describe how to hang up clothing to dry safely (not burning, melting or catching fire) and effectively.
  7. I can help less experienced Scouts to get dressed to go outside.
    • Scouts can help less experienced Scouts with tying boots, doing up zippers or making sure they have their toques and mittens on properly.
  8. I have attended one overnight winter camp/sleepover.
    • Scouts can spend one night at a winter camp. At this stage, it is acceptable for the Scout to have spent the night in a heated cabin or other permanent shelter.
  9. I have completed two winter hikes of at least 1 km.
    • With their Section and/or Patrol, Scouts can complete two short hikes in winter conditions, specifically for this stage.
  10. I know to avoid ice or open water without an adult present.
    • Scouts can demonstrate an understanding of this hazard and know to avoid iced-over rivers, lakes or ponds without adult supervision.
  11. I have made a piece of simple winter gear or clothing (wristlet or neck warmer).