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Relevant Documents:

Camping Log Book

Clarification on the Camping Adventure Skills Requirements

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Direct Award to the Expert Stages

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Report on the Camping Adventure Skills Conference


Detailed Adventure Skills Stages Requirements

Please see the clarifications document above before enbarking on, or assessing the camping adventure skills

Stage 1 I know the main personal gear to bring on camp.
  I know how to care for my personal camping gear.
  I know what clothes I should bring on camp
  I know how to set out my sleeping area for a good night's sleep
  I can collect small sticks suitable for fire-making.
  I know about the Buddy System
  I can help pitch a tent
  I can pack my rucksack for camp
  I can keep my camping gear neat and tidy while on camp
  I know the different emergency services that are available and how and when to call them
  I know the main parts of a tent
  I have spent at least one night on camp
   
Stage 2 I know about the food pyramid and can discuss it with a Scouter
  I know about food hygiene
  I can get a weather forecast
  I can help prepare food for cooking on camp
  I know how I would get help if someone is hurt
  I know how to behave safely around fires
  I can demonstrate my understanding of the fire triangle
  I know how to be safe while cooking
  I understand why I should follow directions from an instructor
  I have spent at least two nights on camp (outside)
   
Stage 3 I know how to care for all my personal gear
  I know about safe food storage
  I can help make a hot drink using a fire
  I can help clean up a fireplace after camp
  I know how weather can affect our camp
  I know why we bring certain gear on camp for our team
  I can use camp tools safely on camp
  I know how to clean and treat a small cut or scratch
  I know and can discuss the main principles of "Leave No Trace".
  I can show a younger member of my team how to pitch a tent with the help of others
  I can assist in the cooking of a meal while on camp
  I can help others to learn about camping
  I have spent at least two consecutive nights on camp
   
Stage 4 `I know what personal gear I should bring on a lightweight and standing camp
  I can pack my rucksack properly for a lightweight camp
  I know how to use our team gear correctly and safely
  I know how to care for our team equipment during and in between camp
  I know the best place to pitch our tent and I can explain why
  I know how to use and store tools safely
  I know what to do in the case of cuts and minor burns
  I can be safe around fires and cooking equipment
  I can be a constructive member of my team while on camp
  I can assist in the pitching of a tent with my team
  I have spent at least four nights on camp
   
Stage 5 I know what you need for building shelters and bivvys
  I can explain how you choose the best type of tent for a specific camp
  I know how to store and cook food safely on camp
  I know what team equipment to bring on various types of camps
  I can plan a balanced menu with my team for a camping adventure
  I can select suitable locations for a standing or lightweight camp
  I can show the best layout for a team campsite
  I can use at least two different types of cooking fires and stoves
  I can give a weather report to our Scouter for the duration of a camp
  I can show the best location on camp for a chopping pit
  I can show a younger Scout how to pitch a tent
  I know how to pitch and set tents correctly for bad weather conditions
  I understand the importance of proper waste management on camp
  I can light and maintain a cooking fire
  I know how to cook a good balanced meal on a fire
  I have spent at least five consecutive nights on camp
  I have spent at least one night, lightweight camping
   
Stage 6 I know how to plan the menu and purchase the food for a weekend camp
  I can source local knowledge with regards to a campsite and surrounding area
  I know how to plan a programme of activities for a camp
  I know the causes and how to recognize and· treat hypothermia, hyperthermia, sunstroke, dehydration and asthma, or any medical conditions relevant to my team.
  I can show how to care for, store and maintain all our team equipment
  I can explain what group emergency equipment we should bring on camp and why
  I can organise the pitching and striking of a team campsite
  I know how to use a variety of stoves in outdoor conditions safely
  I can talk to our team about the hazards involved in camping
  I can pitch a tent that I am not familiar with
  I have successfully camped in a variety of weather conditions
  I have spent at least eight nights on camp including a week-long camp
  I have spent at least two consecutive nights lightweight camping
   
Stage 7 I know how to select a suitable location for both standing and lightweight camps.
  I can plan and lead a team camp in a remote location for a minimum of two nights.
  I know how to organise the transport required for our camp
  I know how to plan activities for various types of camps
  I know to make contingency plans for our camp.
  I can take responsibility for myself and my team while on camp
  I can help those camping with my team to learn new skills
  I have spent at least 12 nights on various types of camps, including at least two consecutive nights without a Scouter
   
Stage 8 I can prepare for a specialist expedition and have acquired the necessary skills
  I can source, compare and organise various transport options for getting to local and foreign locations
  I know how to create an exciting expedition while catering for everyone's needs
  I know how to be active in the out of doors, without disturbing the balance of nature
  I have assisted in the organisation of at least two camps either for my Team, or another Team in my own Group or in another Group
  I have spent at least 16 nights on various types of camps
   
Stage 9 I know how to budget, prepare and manage every aspect of the expedition
  I know how to ensure that safety precautions are put in place, without curtailing the fun of our camp
  I can plan and execute, camps and expeditions in all types of locations - at home or abroad
  I know how to source amenities and local places of interest
  I know how to use a variety of cooking stoves, and know when each type is most effective
  I have organized and led at least one camp for my team
  I have spent at least 20 nights on various types of camps