Winter Skills Stage 4

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Winter Skills - Stage 4 Competencies & Requirements

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  1. I have participated in a winter sport (different from the sport done in earlier stages).
    • With members of their Section, family, or through school, Scouts can participate in a winter sporting activity.
    • (It is not expected that Scouts will participate in a league or achieve a specific level of proficiency in the given sport.)
  2. I have helped purchase food for a winter outing.
    • With members of their Patrol, Scouts can assist in purchasing appropriate food for a winter outing. They can explain the rationale for the food chosen, addressing considerations such as taste, nutrition, cost and packing weight and volume.
  3. I have helped cook meals at winter camp.
    • As part of a team, Scouts can help prepare more than one meal for their Patrol while at winter camp.
  4. I have attended a winter campfire.
    • Scouts can participate in at least one outdoor winter campfire.
  5. I have put up a tent in winter to sleep in.
    • As a part of their Patrol, Scouts can put up a tent in winter conditions and sleep in it overnight.
  6. I can properly set up my sleeping area to stay warm through the night at winter camp.
    • Scouts can demonstrate how to properly set up their sleeping areas to stay warm and comfortable while at winter camp.
  7. I have used a toboggan or sled to transport equipment.
    • Scouts can use a toboggan or sled to transport personal and/or Patrol equipment to camp.
  8. I have taught a winter skill to a less experienced Scout.
    • Scouts can teach a winter skill to a less-experienced Scout.
  9. I have spent two consecutive nights at winter camp (in addition to requirements for previous stages).
    • Scouts can spend two consecutive nights at a winter camp. At this stage, it is acceptable for the Scout to spend one of these two nights in a heated cabin or other permanent shelter.
  10. I have traveled in snow using snowshoes or nordic skis.
    • Scouts can travel in snow wearing snowshoes or nordic skis.
  11. I have participated in two 3 km hikes.
    • As part of their Section and/or Patrol, Scouts can complete two 3 km hike in winter conditions.
  12. I know how to help someone who has fallen through the ice.
    • Scouts can demonstrate how assist in rescuing someone who has fallen through the ice.
    • Please refer to the Field Book for Canadian Scouting.
  13. I know how to prevent and treat hypothermia and frostbite.
    • Scouts can explain and demonstrate how to prevent and treat hypothermia and frostbite.
    • Please refer to the Field Book for Canadian Scouting.
  14. I know how to avoid and treat snow blindness.
    • Scouts can explain and demonstrate how to prevent and treat snow blindness.
    • Please refer to the Field Book for Canadian Scouting.