Camping Skills I

Level: 1


  • Be at least in the 5th grade or ten years old.
  • Understand and practice wilderness and camping etiquette, regarding preservation of the outdoors.
  • Know eight things to do when lost.
  • Be familiar with various types of sleeping equipment suitable to location and season.
  • List personal items needed for a weekend campout.
  • Plan and participate in a weekend camping trip.
  • Know how to properly pitch and strike a tent. Observe fire precautions when tent is in use.
  • Know and practice the proper principles for camp sanitation for both primitive and established campsites.
  • Properly use the knife and hatchet. Know ten safety rules for their use.
  • Fires:
    • Demonstrate ability to choose and prepare a fire site.
    • Know fire safety precautions.
    • Know how to properly strike a match.
    • Practice building a fire with use of one match, using only natural materials.
  • Demonstrate how to protect firewood in wet weather.
  • Bake bread on a stick.
  • Describe the proper procedures for washing and keeping clean the cooking and eating utensils.
  • Describe sleeping wear and how to stay warm at night.
  • Draw a spiritual object lesson from nature on your camping trip.
  • Explain and practice the motto: “Take only pictures and leave only footprints”.

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