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Camper (Baden Powell Service Association Troop)

  • 1

    Know what are the normal requirements in regard to:

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    • a

      Personal kit list for a week-long camp.

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    • b

      Personal kit list for weekend camp.

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    • c

      The equipment, rations, and menu for a weekend Patrol camp for seven (7) Pathfinders.

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    • d

      Demonstrate the packing of his or her personal kit (in b) in a backpack, rucksack, or kitbag.

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  • 2

    Know the principal points to look for when selecting either a Patrol or Troop camping site, and describe with a rough plan how he or she would lay out a Patrol camp with reference to tents, kitchen, etc.

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  • 3

    Have knowledge of Leave No Trace camping standards.

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  • 4

    Make and show the following knots in use: Slip Reef, Double Sheet Bend, Figure-of-Eight, and Bowline on a Bight.

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  • 5

    Pitch, strike, and know how to take care of a Patrol tent, including storm lashing. Show that he or she can carry out simple tent repairs.

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  • 6

    Show knowledge of methods of waste disposal and hygiene at camp.

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  • 7

    While living in camp, cook all meals for yourself for 24 hours to the satisfaction of the Examiner. While in camp, he or she must make satisfactory arrangements for storing food and disposal of garbage.

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  • 8

    Have camped in a tent with a Troop or Patrol for a total of 15 nights.

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  • 9

    Have camped 10 nights since reaching the age of 15.

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  • 10

    Camp for a weekend at a site and report on the differences, advantages, and disadvantages of this site, e.g., ground, soil, trees, aspect, and general suitability as a campsite.

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  • 11

    Show practical knowledge in all aspects of light-weight camping and apply that knowledge in planning a camp for at least three (3) Patrols, from finding the site to returning home.

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  • 12

    Make a tent, groundsheet, rucksack, or similar article of camping equipment.

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  • 13

    Have helped satisfactorily at a permanent campsite for not less than six (6) nights, or, where this is not possible, have taken sole charge of a camp for a weekend, such a camp to have not less than eight (8) campers and to be visited by the Examiner.

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