Outdoor Skills for Volunteers (Scoutcraft)
for Section Scouters and Volunteers aged 14 +
Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, Rovers,
on the Canadian Path – model for Scouting
completed cards to your Wood Badge II designation
October 23-25, 2020
Location: Camp Samac Scout Centre, 275 Conlin Rd
East, Oshawa, Ontario
Times: Teaching Sat & Sunday from
lead: Wil Corneal
training card, course materials, indoor accommodations, or tenting, lunch
will be set up to easily match Wood Badge 2 training cards with expectation of
“I Can” upon competition
Outdoor Skill for Day Activities:
Learn what you need to prepare yourself and your youth for an
evening out, day out, Beaveree, trees planning and so on. Planning, preparing, paperwork, communication
to parents, etc. Researching, testing
and planning day hikes, picnics or canoe orientation activities Setting up a
shelter, using a camp stove, menu planning for a hot lunch, etc.
Outdoor Skills for Overnight and Longer Activities:
SAFETY PREPARATION, FIRST AID, OUTDOOR SKILLS and THE
ENVIRONMENT: Understand how to read many references, contours, how to orient
a map and how to follow bearings. Show how to choose a campsite, pitch and
care for a tent. Understand layout of campsites and describe proper camp
hygiene. Prepare list for individual kit group equipment and a menu for an
overnight camp. Scouting in all weather conditions; clothing & equipment;
emergency kit and emergency procedures. Explain “no trace” camping
Register Online: http://www.whitbyscouts.org/machform/view.php?id=136811
Outdoor activities are essential to Scouting Programs and become
enjoyable, effective experiences for adults and youth when the leader
possesses some of the essential knowledge and skills for having fun in the
outdoors. Leaders taking youth on a hike or to camp find the experience more
rewarding when they do so with confidence. The Outdoor Skills program merely
defines the knowledge and skills needed to proceed with confidence. To earn
the SCOUTCRAFT badge, a Scouter must satisfy their Area Commissioner – or the
commissioner’s delegate – that the following knowledge and skills have been
Outdoors Skills Basic
These standards prescribe the minimum knowledge and skills
recommended for leaders of a day hike.
SAFETY: Know the basic safety rules
and precautions concerning: hiking on roads, getting lost, using knives, camp
stoves and fires, hiking in extreme weather conditions, safe trail behavior.
FIRST AID: Know when to stop
bleeding and dress minor wounds. Know when help should be summoned and when
not to move an injured person. Know the value of carrying a basic emergency
kit and the importance of reassurance.
OUTDOOR SKILLS: Understand scale,
direction and conventional symbols on a topographical map. Know basic knots.
Make a cook fire, light a camp stove and cook a simple meal. Pack a daypack
for a day hike.
CARE OF THE ENVIRONMENT:
Understand the need to preserve the environment and know specific ways in
which Scouts should avoid harming nature while on hikes.
Outdoor Skills Advanced
These standards prescribe
the minimum knowledge and skills recommended for a leader camping overnight with
youth. Scoutcraft I is a prerequisite for Scoutcraft II.
SAFETY: Know the basic safety
rules and precautions concerning:
scouting in all weather conditions; clothing & equipment; emergency kit
and emergency procedures.
FIRST AID: Know basic first aid
for burns, fractures, heat stroke and hypothermia. Know when an how to
transport an injured person.
OUTDOOR SKILLS: Understand how to
read may references, contours, how to orient a map and how to follow
bearings. Show how to choose a campsite, pitch and care for a tent.
Understand layout of campsites and describe proper camp hygiene. Prepare list
for individual kit group equipment and a menu for an overnight camp.
CARE OF THE ENVIRONMENT: Explain
“no trace” camping methods.