Scout Meeting Schedule: Week Four
11 Year Old Scouts
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Each youth will receive instructions and learn skills and responsible attitude in using tools safely.
To receive all four (4) permits, at the back of their scouting handbook, during weeks 2, 3, 4, and 5.
To teach the youth safe usage of Axes and Saws as this will be a skill used throughout their scouting years.
When each skill is acquired then sign the permit card at the back of the scouting handbook and tear out for the scouts to carry.
Voyageur Award - Outdoor Skills p.79(8)
PREPARATION, MATERIALS & SUPPLIES:
Folding shovel (optional)
Neck tie or scarf
Pair of gloves
Assorted candy bars individually wrapped with several layers of newspaper
Pair of dice
Candy Bar Scamper
This game can be played in small or large groups.
Caution: This game can become very fast and frantic. Be careful not to throw the utensils when changing players.
This game is designed for four or more players. Everyone sits on the floor in a circle. One person must dress up in the clothing items named above.
The person to his left has the dice. Upon the "GO" signal the dressed up player tries to quickly open a gift wrapped candy bar with the butter knife and fork, while the player to his left begins to roll the dice.
Each player gests three tries to roll doubles. If the person playing is unsuccessful, he quickly passes the dice to the person on his left. As soon as someone has rolled doubles, the clothes, knife and fork are quickly passed to the person who successfully rolled the doubles. That player then puts on the clothes and has a chance to extract the candy from its wrapping, while the others are attempting to roll doubles.
Play continues until all the candy bars are successfully removed from their wrapping. The person who finishes unwrapping the candy bar keeps it!
Ax & Saw Permit
Each youth must learn the proper and safe way to handle tools. Some considerations are as follows:
Axes come in a variety of shapes and sizes. For camping an axe with a 1 to
1.5 Kg head and a short handle length (50 – 60 cm) works best and is
safer. Always inspect your axe for damage, fix, or if unable to fix
dispose of the axe.
Axes come in a variety of shapes and sizes. For camping an axe with a 1 to 1.5 Kg head and a short handle length (50 – 60 cm) works best and is safer. Always inspect your axe for damage, fix, or if unable to fix dispose of the axe.
(Note: Living trees should only be cut in emergencies.)
Hatchets are compact, but since they only require one hand to hold them they can also be very dangerous. Holding with one hand gives less control during the swing and you could miss the target and cause an injury.
The use of saws is often faster, safer, lighter, and easier to use than an axe.
Shovels were once regularly use for digging trenches around tents or holes for latrines or garbage. Since these practices are no longer acceptable, it is rare that a camper would require the use of a shovel. If you’re out in the wilderness, and there are no washrooms/outhouses, move well off the trail – at lease 45 metres from water sources. Dig a “cat-hole” with the heel of your boat about 15 to 20 cm deep (on an adult, about the distance from the extended tip of the thumb to the tip of the “pinky” finger). Deposit waste in the hole and cover with loose soil, sticks, and leaves. Try to return the site to its natural state and mark the site with two crossed sticks to prevent other campers from using the same spot.
Close the meeting