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Title: Camping


1
Camping
2
  • Camping is one activity that the boy looks
    forward to in Scouting
  • Scoutmasters Greatest Opportunity
  • Camping cant fail to grip every scouts wish
  • In Scouting, what appeals to boys and is, at the
    same time an education for them, is real Camping.
  • Path finding
  • Pioneering
  • Minor hardship
  • Jolly of campfire songs
  • Its outdoor life and taste of the world
  • Improvised cooking techniques menus
  • Games of woodlands
  • Tacking

3
  • They prepare their own encampment to the extent
    of pitching their own tents learning to cook
    their food.
  • Camp is essential to the successful training of a
    troop
  • The camp must be a busy one not a school for
    aimless loafing
  • The first Scout Camp was conducted by Baden
    Powell in Brownsea Island.
  • Which led to the formation of scouting worldwide

4
Kinds of Camping
  • SHORT TERM CAMPING
  • Overnight campouts weekend trips
  • Most troops go camping at least twice a year in
    nearby country or in scout camp grounds.
  • By camping as often as you can, you have plenty
    of chances to master good outdoor skills.
  • LONG TERM CAMPING
  • Outings of more than just a few days
  • Spending a week with your troop at scout camp
  • Or an expedition that includes hiking, boating
    etc.
  • Longer trips usually take place in summer and
    Christmas vacation, when you are out of school

5
  • VENTURE CAMPING
  • Usually combines camping with backpacking,
    orienteering, wilderness conservation projects
    dozen of other challenging activities
  • Older scouts my join a Senior Scout Outfit, whose
    planning practice lead to ultimate adventures
    deep in backcountry, on river and lakes, in
    wilderness areas, and over the open road.
  • HIGH ADVENTURE CAMPING
  • It takes you on wilderness treks of a week or
    longer.
  • You can push yourself toward a mountain top,
    wrestle a canoe through thundering rapids, sail
    ship on the sea, scuba diving, etc.

6
Preparing Scout for Camping
  • Present yourself for inspection suitably clothed
    for the season and weather, equipped packed
    for an overnight camp.
  • Camping clothes have 2 major functions
  • To protect the body surface from sunburn,
    insects, scrapes cuts
  • To conserve body heat when the air is cold, to
    ventilate heat away when the air is warm

7
Preparations for Camping
  • Decide WHEN you can camp.
  • Choosing the date when all of you can be free
    from school or other obligations
  • WHERE will it be held?
  • This depend on what you would like to do in camp.
  • Will you have swimming, hiking, nature, arts
    crafts?
  • What facilities are needed how much is the cost
    of camping in that place?

8
  • FIVE Ss OF A GOOD CAMP SITE
  • It must have a good SUPPLY OF DRINKABLE WATER AND
    WOOD for cooking, campfire and gadgetry needs.
  • SLOPE
  • It should not have too flat nor too slope.
  • A gently sloping site is recommended.
  • It should be a well-drained land, sheltered
    enough from the sun and the wind.
  • SAFETY
  • Site must not be a war zone or rebel infested
    area.
  • Avoid pitching your tents beneath tress where
    fruits might fall into campers.
  • Watch out for poisonous plants and animals
  • The site must have access to a nearby medical
    center for emergency purposes.

9
  • SPACE
  • Enough space is needed for tentage, cooking,
    washing activity purposes.
  • SIGHTS
  • Beautiful sceneries must be near enough to see.
  • HOW will you reach the chosen camp?
  • Will you assemble at a certain place where you
    can fetched by a bus and then brought to the
    camp?
  • If so, set the time for everyone to be at the
    assembly area.
  • Or will you just meet one another at the camp
    site?
  • Be definite

10
  • WHAT TO EAT in camp?
  • A well-feed camp is a happy camp.
  • Decide on a camp menu that is low in cost but
    high in nutritive value.
  • Meals that are simple easy to prepare will
    require equipments are therefore the best
    choice of food in camp.
  • It is wise to have a packed lunch for the first
    meal to allow more time for the setting in.

11
  • HOW MUCH IS THE COST OF CAMPING?
  • Add up all the expenses
  • Transportation, food, program materials, campsite
    fee and the like.
  • from the total amount you can decide the share
    of each camper
  • What other sources of funds are available?
  • Do you have troop funds allotted for this camp?
  • WHAT TO BRING?
  • Trill of camping starts with the preparation
  • Checking of the list of things to bring
  • Packing placing tags on every pieces of luggage
  • Bring only necessities

12
Equipments in Camping
1. PERSONAL EQUIPMENTS
  • Pack, Dufflebag or Knapsack
  • Camp uniform
  • Working clothes
  • Underwears
  • Handkerchiefs
  • Metal polish
  • Broad brimmed hat / ball cap
  • Scout Knife
  • Slippers
  • Watch
  • Musical instruments
  • Sewing / repair kit
  • Swap materials
  • Persona medicine
  • Rubber shoes
  • Compass
  • Comb / mirror
  • Sleeping bag
  • Complete scout uniform

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1. Personal Equipments (Cont.)
  • Socks
  • Shoe polish kit
  • Towels
  • Writing materials
  • Scout canteen
  • Raincoat
  • Jacket
  • Flashlight
  • Camera
  • Toiletries
  • Individual toilet paper
  • Sleeping gears
  • Camp guide book
  • Art materials
  • Insect repellent
  • Swimming trunks
  • Knot-tying ropes
  • Spoon Fork

14
2. Patrol / Troop Equipments
  • Patrol / troop Tents (complete with guy lines,
    tent poles pegs)
  • Poles for Flags Gadgetries
  • Storage tent
  • Ground Sheets
  • Troop Patrol Flags
  • Pulleys for flag poles
  • Mallet
  • Ax
  • Trash bags
  • Ring Buoy safety Equipments
  • Bugles whistles
  • Fly tent set
  • Screening for latrines
  • Lanterns
  • First Aid Kit
  • Hand saw
  • Ropes of assorted sizes
  • Spade
  • Shovel
  • Maps

15
2. Patrol / Troop Equipments (Cont.)
  • Casseroles, Pots, Pans Kettles
  • Bolo / Knife
  • Chopping Board
  • Washing Basins
  • Plates, Bowls, fork spoons
  • Food Box
  • Pot Holders
  • Scouring Materials (steel wool, soap, etc.)
  • Meat bags / canned Goods
  • Water Container / pails
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Can opener
  • Activity materials
  • Cooking stove
  • Matches

16
Camp Layout
  • Entrance of the camp should be defined.
  • Flagpole should have a prominent position.
  • Best place to pitch the tents is in the open
    where it will get benefit of the morning sun.
  • Ground under trees is generally damp wet
  • When it rains , heavy drops of rains coming
    through the trees can the tent
  • Three is danger of falling branches or fruits
    which may hurt both campers the tent
  • There should be enough space between tents to
    prevent tripping on guy lines pegs.
  • Between rows pegs, there should be space for at
    least 2 campers to walk by.

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  • Kitchen should be on the leeward side of the
    camp.
  • In the direction when the wind blows
  • It should be near water source.
  • Grease and refuse should be far from water supply
    to avoid pollution.
  • Latrines should not be near the kitchen for
    sanitation purposes.
  • It should be at least be 1 meter x 60cm x 30cm
  • Pile of soil soil be on the trench with a shovel
    for putting in after use.

18
  • The campsite area depends on the ground area
    available the beauty of the setting.

PREVAILING WIND USUALLY COMES FROM SOUTHWEST
TENTS
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Camp Sanitation
  • Dispose of garbage properly
  • if trash are not collected daily, dry wet pits
    should be dug.
  • Air bedding every morning
  • Sleeping bags, ground sheets, etc
  • Provide dishwashing facilities
  • i.e. wash basis rack
  • Have proper food storage facilities

20
Camp Manners
  • As a Boy Scout you are expected the ff.
  • Make a special effort towards anti-littering
  • Observe silence during taps if you wake up
    early.
  • Do not disturb anyone until the rising whistle
    has been sounded.
  • Cleanliness is a must in camp
  • Not only must the camp site be orderly clean,
    the campers must also have a really good wash
    daily.
  • Avoid being fussy about your likes dislikes on
    food.
  • The menu is always set for the good of the
    majority

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  • Avoid eating sweets and junk foods in camp.
  • Never leave candies or sweets in your sleeping
    tents.
  • Observe patrol system in camp.
  • Everyone should have a turn in doing the chores
    in champ.
  • Rotate responsibilities among the patrol members.
  • Patrol keep chart is useful to provide division
    of responsibilities.
  • Courtesy is never outmoded in camp.
  • Give due respect not only to camp leaders
    fellow campers but also to nature.

22
Breaking Camp
  • Each scout must check his personal belongings
  • Do you still have all the personal things you
    brought to camp?
  • During the camp, new acquisitions to bring home (
    i.e. souvenirs, gifts ,etc) must fit as well to
    the bag
  • It isnt nice to see a camper going home with so
    many things sticking out o their bag
  • Settle all your accounts dues
  • Return all borrowed equipments

23
  • Do not stay too late on the last evening in camp.
  • While you might want to savor the fun of camping
    on the last night, busy day lines ahead which
    will require your reserved energy.
  • Leave your site in manner that no one will know
    youve camped there.
  • Burn all garbage
  • Flatten tins put them in trash bags
  • Fill in all pits latrines
  • Put out the fire burry the ashes
  • Put a foul ground sign on former latrines areas

24
  • Do a police search of the camp site for
    litters.
  • Pick up every scarp of litter whether or not you
    put it there
  • As you depart, make sure you leave nothing except
    your THANKS to the owner of the camp.
  • Without his permission, there would have been no
    camp at all.

25
Post Camp Activity
  • A camp doesnt end in campsite. Some activities
    have to be conducted after the camp itself.
  • Equipments materials used must be returned to
    the appropriate venues for storage purposes.
  • If tents are still wet from a storm during camp,
    it should be dried beneath the sun
  • Dirty utensils must be cleaned

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  • Evaluation is necessary to know if the camp was
    successful.
  • It also prevents camp leaders from repeating the
    same mistakes again.
  • Appropriate reports must be submitted
  • Leaders must ensure that the campers are well and
    arrived safely at home
  • If possible, parents must be informed of their
    sons performance in camp
  • Keep a log of the camp.
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