Did you know that our Outdoor Living Skills program at Camp Wi-Wo-Ca has been proudly held every summer for over 60 years? Yep, it’s a tradition generations of women have shared with their mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers.
Next we’ll check out Level 3, recommended for Junior Girl Scouts.
LEVEL 3: THE ADVANCED
- Learn how to pack a day pack for a hike. List what equipment each person needs on a day hike and what items are needed by the whole group. What are the 10 essentials? Take a 2-5 mile hike.
- Review the square knot and clove hitch; learn the bowline and tautline or sheetbend knots. Explain and demonstrate the uses for all of the above knots.
- Learn how to whip a rope on the ends.
- Learn square lashing and make something using square lashing.
- Working a safe distance from others, carve or whittle something; i.e., plaster or soap sculpture, fuzz stick, point stick for cooking etc.
- Practice tying a triangle bandage for an arm sling and for a scalp/forehead injury.
- Learn first aid to stop bleeding.
- Learn the laws regulating open fires in your area and what permits are needed.
- Learn how to build a mound fire.
- Demonstrate how to cook a 1 pot meal and a foil wrapped meal.
- Learn how to read and use a compass. Learn how to site and take a reading on a landmark, follow a direction, and know what is meant by boxing a compass.
- Learn how to put up two different types of tents and demonstrate how to set up an organized camp area.
- Participate in a predator-prey activity to understand the survival of animals in the wilderness and why they do or don’t survive.
- Plan or participate in a candle lantern program with your group.