Meeting Night Monday
Meeting Time 7.00 to 8.30 Patrol Leaders 8.45
Section Leader Geoff Powell
Scouts should take part in a wide ranging, exciting and sometimes challenging programme of activities that help them to find out about the world in which they live. It also encourages them to know their own abilities and the importance of keeping fit and helps develop their creative talents.
Being outdoors is an important part of the Programme in both the traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking as well as the wide range of adventurous activities, anything from abseiling to sailing.
Scouting is about being with friends, as part of a team, participating fully in the adventure and opportunities of life.
Every Scout should be able to-
Live comfortably in a tent (patrol or hike) during the four seasons of the year.
These skills are: tent pitching and care, site choice, cooking – on an open fire and on a lightweight stove,
the selection of the the right clothing and equipment for all four seasons,
some recognition of trees and their burning qualities, real navigation, being able to relate map to ground and vice versa
a clear understanding of map scale, a clear understanding of contours
a clear knowledge of the use of a Silva compass and relating it to a map.
first aid applicable to an outdoor situation NOT the first aid at work situation with an ambulance only five minutes away,
at least six knots plus square, diagonal and sheer lashings, improvised techniques for shelter and cooking
In short all the techniques needed to confidently live and move (and if needs be survive) comfortably anywhere in the world. I believe a chap called Baden-Powell used to advocate this.