Skills for Volunteers (Scoutcraft)
Training for Section
Scouters and Volunteers aged 14 +
Scouts, Venturers, Rovers, Service Team
Emphasis on the Canadian Path – new model for Scouting
Add competed cards to your Wood Badge II designation
Location: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Gate #7
Mosport Rd., Clarington, Ontario
$45.00 ($20 if you paid already for JOTA)
Times: Teaching Friday 7-9, Sat from 8:30,
training card, course materials, indoor accommodations, or tenting
(Discount adjustment for JOTA registrants)
Day 1: Outdoor Skill for Day
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.
Day 2: Outdoor Skills for Overnight and
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
CRITERIA FOR COMPLETION:
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
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.