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Scoutcraft – Outdoor Skills Training Workshop

Training for Section Scouters and Volunteers aged 14 +

Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, Rovers, Service Team

Emphasis on the Canadian Path – new model for Scouting

 

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     Date:                Scoutcraft 1 & 2 – Oct 15-16,  2016      
    Location:       Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Mosport Rd, Ontario

 Cost:             Scout Craft 1&2 (2-days) $25.00

                      JOTA (non-registered) extra $10

Times:           Teaching 8:30 check in, sessions 9-5

 

 

 

Day 1: 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.

 

Day 2: 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” scoutcraft-badge.jpgcamping methods.

 

REGISTRATION:

 

Register Online:  www.whitbyscouts.org/machform/view.php?id=48203

 




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 SCOUTCRAFT 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 acquired:

 

j0297551SCOUTCRAFT I – Outdoors Skills for Day Activities

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.


http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRIfx0bF4phMEwljSjNJ6jGuqaGk_LcwGDVDA6sS-Y86TUcbs_N7ASCOUTCRAFT II – Outdoor Skills for Overnight and Longer Term Activities

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.

 

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