So what’s next for that little Brownie? It’s on to Level 2 of her Outdoor Living Skills training!
LEVEL 2: THE INTERMEDIATE
- Learn the rules for hiking safely on city streets or country roads. Learn precautions to take to keep from getting lost on a hike. Learn what to do if you become lost or separated from your group.
- Learn what “dressing in layers means”. Explain why this method of dressing is best for any outdoor activity. (please see http://www.lnt.org and learn about the Plan Ahead and Prepare principle. This principle is located under Programs > Principles)
- Review the overhand and square knot and their uses. Learn the clove hitch and demonstrate its use.
- Learn how to hank a rope for storage and carrying.
- Using a clove hitch, make a Gods Eye (Ojo Dio) with yarn or string.
- Demonstrate how to clean and sharpen a knife and learn why it is safer to use a sharp knife.
- Learn first aid for burns and blisters and discuss ways to prevent these accidents.
- Learn how to choose a campsite. (Remember, a good campsite is found not made.)
- Learn how to build a tepee fire, light it and put it out. Learn what is meant by a graduated woodpile.
- Cook something using stick cookery.
- Set up a trail using a minimum of 7 trail signs. Learn trail etiquette when following trail signs.
- Learn how to roll and tie a sleeping bag.
- Examine habitats of various animals. Find out ways to protect the natural environment and do an outdoor activity that improves the environment.
- Participate in an outdoor flag ceremony.
Not bad little Brownie, not bad. Soon enough you’ll be a Junior Girl Scout and ready to tackle LEVEL 3: THE ADVANCED.
Check back soon for more details about the next level. You can also register for Camp Wi-Wo-Ca right now! Don’t forget this year’s theme is Fairy Tales and Session A starts June 22nd!