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Cold Weather Camping Skills Training Workshop

 

Section Scouters, Venturers, Rovers, and Service Volunteers

 

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††† Date: †††††Saturday-Sunday November 29-30, 2014 with pre-meeting Tuesday November 25, 2014
†† Times:†††† ††††† Arrival Saturday morning 9:00 am, Finish about 2:00 pm Sunday
†† Location:†††† Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Road East., Oshawa, Ontario (Lakeland Campsite)

†† Cost:†† ††††††††† $25.00 per course (2 days) & Pre-Training meeting, includes course materials.
REGISTRATION CLOSES NOVEMBER 21st
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†† Pre-Training Meeting: Tuesday November 25, 2014, 7:00-9:30 at 33 Wynfield Cres. Whitby

Accommodations:You will provide your own tent.

 

 

Target Audience: all Scouters; Please note: we will be sleeping in tents and doing a multi-hour hike regardless of the weather. Reasonable physical fitness is required.

 

Course Objective: to increase the skills, knowledge and comfort level of Scouters as leaders of Scouting youth groups for outdoor, cold-weather camping, hiking and backpacking activities with a light-weight equipment focus.

 

Trainers:

Wil Corneal (1st Port Perry) Troop Leader, Venturer Leader, 30+ years experience in outdoors programs

Lewis Williams (Deputy National Commissioner Program-Outdoors) Venturer Advisor, Canoe ORCA Trainer, Winter expedition specialist

Jeff Clark (9th Whitby Scouts)

Gord Fry, (9th Whitby Venturers)

 

Orientation and Theory evening: Tuesday November 25, 2014, 7:00-9:30 at 33 Wynfield Cres. Whitby.

Planning, preparing, paperwork, what to bring, clothing, menu planning, etc.

 

Overnight Experience and Practice: Saturday-Sunday November 29-30, 2014.

Participants to Bring: food in cooking groups, tents, all personal and sleeping gear, group pots and single-burner stoves, kitchen clean up gear, compass, pen and paper, mess kit, water bottle, appropriate clothing and footwear, something to sit on outside/folding camp chair, matches/lighter, snacks, campfire activities and stories

 

Registration: Register online: Cold Weather Camping and If you donít pay online send with a cheque payable to "Scouts Canada" for $25.


Registrations and enquires to Course Coordinator:

Brian Wick
711 Rossland Rd East, Apt 1101,
Whitby, ON L1N 8Z1

bwick@brooklinsigns.com| 905-922-5678



 

Day 1- Saturday

Day 2- Sunday

 

9:00- arrival, welcome, intro

8:00am Breakfast

9:00- 10:30

Module 1- Camp set up, safe camp layout

 

 

Gear Needed: Tents?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instructor:

Module 6- Survival Game- winter plane crash scenario- (survival components: shelter building, fire lighting, water purification, food prep, signalling, attitude)

Gear needed- tarp, long branches/poles, water, fire wood- tinder and kindling, matches, tin foil, paper bag, baggy, rope, oxo cube. Lewis can provide most; who- long branches and other shelter debris??

Instructor:

10:30- 12:00

Module 2- Group gear; personal gear for cold weather- keeping warm; tent selection; Show and Tell format

Instructor:

 

as above

12:00- 1:00

Lunch on single-burner stoves; menu selection discussion

Gear Needed: single-burner stoves and fuel, pot sets, dish clean up basins etc

Instructor:

Lunch

Same as Saturday

 

Instructor:

1:00- 3:00

Module 3-Practical Hike:leadership with emergency scenarios on the trail and compass navigation

Gear needed: compasses, emergency scenarios (Lewis has several)

Instructor:

1:00 clean up and feedback

2:00 closure

Gear Needed: Scouts course evaluation form; some form of recognition- certificates?

Instructor:

3:00- 3:30

Break

 

 

3:30-5:00

Module 4- Cold-weather activities (daytime) for Scouting sections

Instructor:

 

 

5:00- 7:00

Dinner on wood fires// or single-burner stoves???

Gear Needed: firewood???or stoves and fuel, matches/lighters, dish basins and clean up etc

Instructor:

 

7:00- 8:30

Module 5- Campfire/night activities when cold camping; risk management

Gear needed: firewood, campfire snacks (participants)

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