Camp Safety

Level: 2


  • Why is it important to find out what the local laws are before starting a camp fire? Where should you get that information?
  • Identify 3 reasons why a camp fire should never be left unattended.
  • List 10 rules for fire safety to consider when camping.
  • Identify the temperature the following foods should be kept at, and explain why this is important when camping:
    • Hot foods
    • Cold foods
  • List 5 things you can do to prevent animals from coming into your campsite.
  • What safety precautions should you consider when building a latrine?
  • Make a list of items that should be in a “First Aid Kit” and inspect your Pathfinder Club’s camping first aid kit and make recommendations of any missing items as applicable.
  • List 5 things to consider when practicing good hygiene at a campsite where there is no running water (ie showers, flush toilets, sinks, or faucets).
  • Demonstrate 3 ways you can purify water when camping.
  • Identify 2 types of fuel used for camp cooking and explain what precautions should be used when using each type of fuel. Discuss 5 guidelines for safely handling the following camping items:
    • knives
    • axes
    • saws
    • hatchets
    • machetes
  • Assist your club or conference leadership in a campsite safety inspection using the current Adventist Risk Management Pathfinder Camp Safety Inspection Form or its equivalent. (available for download from Be able to briefly explain the score/report given concerning the safety of the campsite.

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