Designing a week long camping program for Older Scouts

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Postby OldGreyBear » Fri Aug 11, 2006 8:10 am

How about a day of life skills, like how to change a tire, check oil, or even change oil in a car? Be surprised how many kids have never done such
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Postby Chief J » Fri Aug 11, 2006 8:23 am

1)Leave no Trace backpacking/camping
2)Wilderness First Aid
4)Whitewater Rafting
6)Advanced Wilderness Survival Skills
7)Team-building exercises (This was called the Leadership Reaction Course (LRC) in the Army. A series of stations where a patrol will be given the task and equipment needed and then left on their own to develop the plan. I know COPE addresses some of these now.
8)Advanced orienteering/map reading/GPS (Have a standard Orienteering Course, a GPS course and an alternative orienteering course that is navigated by topographic map only).
9) Mountain man games and pioneering
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Postby cballman » Fri Aug 11, 2006 12:36 pm

had a wild thought what about cooking AND cleaming dishes?


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