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Camping Manual For Troop Scouters | by Boy Scouts of America



Camping is an experience of living in the outdoors usually in cooperation with others in tents, or in cabins, or in huts, or in improvised shelters, or in the open without shelter, away from the usual conveniences of home. The first use of the material is for Local Council Courses in Troop Camping and it is so arrangea that when you fill in the information gained from the experience in the course it will serve as a practical guiae to all your camping thereafter. Keep it and use it in the planning and managing of the Troop's program of camping. Add to it as the years' camping experiences roll along and soon you will have your own camper's manual that will be highly prized ana will be of great value to you.

TitleCamping Manual For Troop Scouters
AuthorBoy Scouts of America
PublisherBoy Scouts of America
Year1940
Copyright1940, Boy Scouts of America
AmazonCamping Manual For Troop Scouters
-Message To All Troop Scouters
Camping is an experience of living in the outdoors usually in cooperation with others in tents, or in cabins, or in huts, or in improvised shelters, or in the open without shelter, away from the usual...
-Camping Policies Of The Boy Scouts Of America
Camping is the great outdoor adventure of Scouting. As a Scout becomes at home in the out-of-doors he unconsciously absorbs some of the greatness of nature itself - the stillness of the forest - th...
-Hints On Setting Up Camp
1. This material is developed to aid you in selecting your camp site and setting up your camp equipment. Study the outline of possible things to do and make the best use of your surroundings for devel...
-Helpful Hints On Camp Layout And Construction
The following material is intended to go with the sheet of suggestions for laying out and building your camp. It was developed by the Engineering Service and formed part of the Camp Layout and Constr...
-Camp Construction
The latrine being the first thing to be arranged, we will study a few types: 1. The Straddle Trench Latrine - Pick out a level spot, well screened from the camp and any places where people may pass...
-What Factors In Camp Should I Check In Order To Be More Certain Of The Health Of My Campers?
Below are 60 propositions or statements bearing on factors that contribute to Camp Health. How many of them did you consider and carry out on your last Troop Camp? Check (as individuals) those you car...
-The Health Of Campers. Continued
Sleeping Quarters And Bedding 29. Ten hours of comfortable sleep is particularly necessary to the health of boys, 30. Remember that during sleeping hours, vitality is at its low ebb, and that at...
-What About Food And Cooking For My Camp?
1. This topic consists of two check sheets. The first is on selecting food for your whole camp for the period you are in camp. The record is a check list of equipment needed to cook the foods selecte...
-What Cooking And Kitchen Equipment Will We Need?
Let us assume that we are going camping for seven days. Will more be needed if we go for fourteen days? To use this check list do the following: (1) Check your food lists in order to see what you n...
-Helpful Hints On Cooking Gear
When Scout Troops are doing their own cooking, Patrol cooking is recommended, especially where a maximum of learning by doing is desired instead of mere economy of time on cooking. Many Troops prefe...
-What Do I Have To Do To Meet The Standards For Camping In My Camp?
1. The following is a set of Standards for a Boy Scout Camp therefore, for your Troop Camp! How near does our camp come to reaching these standards? If not, why not? Why should we be camping and not...
-The Standards For Camping. Part 2
4. Equipment (a) Tentage or housing for sleeping quarters should allow each camper not less than 30 square feet of floor space, and free circulation of fresh air at all times. Beds should be at lea...
-The Standards For Camping. Part 3
8. Accounting And Records (For Council And Troop Camps) There should be - (a) An adequate bookkeeping system designed to facilitate the recording and allocation of all receipts and expenditures....
-Scoutcraft. 1. Introduction
a. There are a vast number of possible activities based upon mastering the details on things to be done in connection with the various Requirements in Scouting. Only a few can be suggested or tried ...
-Troop Camp Inspection Guide
Inspections should be helpful and not just a check-up to find fault. The following form can be used to aid you in making inspections. Across the top of the page are the suggested items which should be...
-What In Our Camp Site Is Good? Bad? Why?
1. Below is a form that can be used to check your camp site, or any possible camp site. 2. You are to take this form and (as instructed) check your present camp. 3. This is done as follows: (...
-Some Suggestions On Developing The "Adventure Trail". 1. Preliminary Ideas For Preparing The Trail
(a) The Adventure Trail is a method of combining various Scouting activities into a type of hike, wherein the selection of unknown obstacles (based upon Scouting practice) is always placed before ...
-1. Wide Game No. 1. A. The Indian Invasion
Type - Raid - Numbers, Four Patrols - Ground, most any type of country, instructions apply to area in map above; bases used (1) Indians, (2) Settlers. Materials - Four batons for each side; lives; P...
-2. Wide Game No. 2. A. Totem Raid
Type, Raid. Numbers, Eight Patrols; Ground - adaptable (see map above.) Base (1) Tribe #1; Base (2) Tribe #2; Base (3) Tribe #3; Base (4) Tribe #4. (Give them names). Materials - Four batons for each ...
-We Are Going Camping For A While. What Physical Equipment Do We Need
1. Below is a chart or check list of equipment. Assume you have (no. of boys) going for the week's period. How many of each of these items do you need? Check. What others do you need? What differences...
-What Can We Do To Promote Safety In Our Camp?
This period will be a combination of study, discussion and demonstration. First study the material and then mark the OK and X statements at the end of this section. These will form the basis of th...
-Discussion Questions On Scout Safety
Below are 20 questions or statements based upon the material you have just studied on Safety. Some of these statements are true; others are false. Mark the true statements OK, and if a statement is ...
-Camp Fires And Their Administration. 1. Organization For Camp Fire. A. What Determines The Program
(1) Weather - fair, warm, rain, cold. (2) Personnel - acquaintance, adaptability, talent. (3) Routine - events of the day, week, season, Sunday visitor's day, holidays. (4) Mood and morale. B. Who ...
-Sample Camp Fire Programs. Camp Fire Sample No. I
Note: Preparation for this should be made beforehand, including: 1. Patrol preparation (call, songs, stunt) 2. Laying the camp fire 3. Fire lighting ceremony 4. Dramatization of Camp Traditi...
-Dramatization Of Camp Traditions (For Camp Fire No. I). Argument
The Four Chiefs enter, a firemaker lights the Council fire (this can be done in any one of several ways - fire by friction - fire by flint-fire by sending a blazing ball of fire down a wire. Be sure t...
-Details Of Camp Fire No. 1. 1. Notes On Types Of Applause
(a) Ordinary - This is the hand clapping that is used by those who lack imagination. (b) Barber Shop - Clap hands as the barber strops his razor - first rub back of right hand across palm of left...
-Camp Fire Sample No. II
This camp fire will show the spirit of Scouting as exemplified by the recognition of the achievements and progress of the Scout3. Suggestions For The Program 1. Fire lighting ceremony (See Not...
-Outdoor Games And Contests
1. This describes typical outdoor activities. They can be set up on a competitive basis, the Patrols being the contestants. 2. Scoring: First place 10 points; second place 6; third place 3; and fou...
-Water Activities
OUTLINE FOR A SAFE TROOP CAMP SWIMMING PROGRAM should be made so as to include time for both instruction and play. Both are necessary, as each has its place in improving the swimming ability of everyo...
-Special Competitions And Exhibitions
(1) KICK FIGHT - contestants on opposite sides of a flutter board. Kick as hard as possible trying to force opponent back to a certain mark. Many variations such as, flutter vs. flutter, flutter vs....
-Nature Methods And Activities
1. The purpose of this Nature Activities Period is to aid in making the Nature Requirement in Scouting as interesting as possible. To do this there are many possible points of approach. .a. Brief...
-What Can We Use As A Program For Our Camp?
1. Let us assume-we are going camping for one week. What kind of program should we develop for our period in camp? This is in two parts: (a) Program for the day. (b) Programs of major events for...
-Timely Tips On Scout Protection
Dirty Dish Danger. Will You Do the Driving? Scratches, Cuts and Punctures Fireworks Fatalities. Hot Water Health. Have you ever visited a City or County Health Department laboratory and observed te...
-Lessons From A Double Tragedy
THE following unhappy story of a double drowning accident is given you because it emphasizes the very great need for protective training at this time of year when the lure of flowing water again begin...
-Useful, Interesting Things To Make Using Materials Available And Emphasizing Creative Craftsman-Ship
To Serve As Suggestions For The Required Course. Material On Setting Up Then Camp. Broilers, toasters and cooking forks. Coat hangers. Shoe scraper. Clothes rack. ...









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