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					Camping
   Camping is one activity that the boy looks forward
    to in Scouting
   Scoutmaster’s Greatest Opportunity
   Camping can’t fail to grip every scout’s wish
       It’s outdoor life and      Path  finding
        taste of the world         Pioneering
       Improvised      cooking    Minor hardship
        techniques & menus         Jolly of campfire songs
       Games of woodlands
       Tacking

   In Scouting, what appeals to boys and is, at the
    same time an education for them, is real Camping.
 They prepare their own encampment to the
  extent of pitching their own tents & learning
  to cook their food.
 Camp is essential to the successful training
  of a troop
     The camp must be a busy one & not a school for
     aimless loafing
   The first Scout Camp was conducted by
    Baden Powell in Brownsea Island.
     Which led   to the formation of scouting worldwide
                   Kinds of Camping
A.   SHORT TERM CAMPING
        Overnight campouts & weekend trips
        Most troops go camping at least twice a year in nearby
         country or in scout camp grounds.
        By camping as often as you can, you have plenty of
         chances to master good outdoor skills.
B.   LONG TERM CAMPING
        Outings of more than just a few days
        Spending a week with your troop at scout camp
            Or an expedition that includes hiking, boating & etc.
        Longer trips usually take place in summer and
         Christmas vacation, when you are out of school
C.   VENTURE CAMPING
        Usually combines camping with backpacking,
         orienteering, wilderness conservation projects
         & dozen of other challenging activities
            Older scouts my join a Senior Scout Outfit, whose
             planning & practice lead to ultimate adventures deep
             in backcountry, on river and lakes, in wilderness
             areas, and over the open road.
D.   HIGH ADVENTURE CAMPING
        It takes you on wilderness treks of a week or
         longer.
            You can push yourself toward a mountain top,
             wrestle a canoe through thundering rapids, sail ship
             on the sea, scuba diving, etc.
     Preparing Scout for Camping

    Present yourself for inspection suitably
     clothed for the season and weather, &
     equipped & packed for an overnight camp.
    Camping clothes have 2 major functions :
    1. To protect the body surface from sunburn,
       insects, scrapes & cuts
    2. To conserve body heat when the air is cold, &
       to ventilate heat away when the air is warm
         Preparations for Camping
1.   Decide WHEN you can camp.
        Choosing the date when all of you can be
         free from school or other obligations
2.   WHERE will it be held?
        This depend on what you would like to do
         in camp.
            Will you have swimming, hiking, nature, arts &
             crafts?
            What facilities are needed & how much is the
             cost of camping in that place?
   FIVE S’s OF A GOOD CAMP SITE :
    a. It must have a good SUPPLY OF DRINKABLE
       WATER AND WOOD for cooking, campfire and
       gadgetry needs.
    b. SLOPE
          It should not have too flat nor too slope.
          A gently sloping site is recommended.
          It should be a well-drained land, sheltered enough
           from the sun and the wind.
    c. SAFETY
          Site must not be a war zone or rebel infested area.
          Avoid pitching your tents beneath tress where fruits
           might fall into campers.
          Watch out for poisonous plants and animals
          The site must have access to a nearby medical
           center for emergency purposes.
         d. SPACE
              Enough space is needed for tentage, cooking,
               washing & activity purposes.
         e. SIGHTS
              Beautiful sceneries must be near enough to see.
3.   HOW will you reach the chosen camp?
        Will you assemble at a certain place where you
         can fetched by a bus and then brought to the
         camp?
            If so, set the time for everyone to be at the
             assembly area.
        Or will you just meet one another at the camp
         site?
        Be definite
4.   WHAT TO EAT in camp?
      “A well-feed camp is a happy camp.”
      Decide on a camp menu that is low in cost
       but high in nutritive value.
      Meals that are simple & easy to prepare
       will require equipments & are therefore the
       best choice of food in camp.
      It is wise to have a packed lunch for the
       first meal to allow more time for the setting
       in.
5.   HOW MUCH IS THE COST OF
     CAMPING?
        Add up all the expenses:
            Transportation, food, program materials, campsite
             fee and the like.
                from the total amount you can decide the share of each
                 camper
      What other sources of funds are available?
      Do you have troop funds allotted for this camp?
6.   WHAT TO BRING?
        Trill of camping starts with the preparation
            Checking of the list of things to bring
            Packing & placing tags on every pieces of luggage
        Bring only necessities
         Equipments in Camping
1. PERSONAL EQUIPMENTS
   Pack, Dufflebag or Knapsack      Watch
   Camp uniform                     Musical instruments
   Working clothes                  Sewing / repair kit
   Underwears                       Swap materials
   Handkerchiefs                    Persona; medicine
   Metal polish                     Rubber shoes
   Broad brimmed hat / ball         Compass
    cap                              Comb / mirror
   Scout Knife                      Sleeping bag
   Slippers                         Complete scout uniform
1. Personal Equipments (Cont.)
    Socks                  Individual toilet paper
    Shoe polish kit        Sleeping gears
    Towels                 Camp guide book
    Writing materials      Art materials
    Scout canteen          Insect repellent
    Raincoat               Swimming trunks
    Jacket                 Knot-tying ropes
    Flashlight             Spoon & Fork
    Camera
    Toiletries
2. Patrol / Troop Equipments
   Patrol / troop Tents           Ring Buoy & safety
    (complete with guy lines,       Equipments
    tent poles & pegs)             Bugles & whistles
   Poles for Flags &              Fly tent set
    Gadgetries                     Screening for latrines
   Storage tent
                                   Lanterns
   Ground Sheets                  First Aid Kit
   Troop & Patrol Flags           Hand saw
   Pulleys for flag poles         Ropes of assorted sizes
   Mallet
                                   Spade
   Ax                             Shovel
   Trash bags                     Maps
2. Patrol / Troop Equipments (Cont.)
   Casseroles,      Pots,      Meat bags / canned
    Pans & Kettles               Goods
   Bolo / Knife                Water Container /
   Chopping Board               pails
   Washing Basins              Cooking Utensils
   Plates, Bowls, fork &       Can opener
    spoons                      Activity materials
   Food Box                    Cooking stove
   Pot Holders                 Matches
   Scouring     Materials
    (steel wool, soap,
    etc.)
                       Camp Layout
1.   Entrance of the camp should be defined.
2.   Flagpole should have a prominent position.
3.   Best place to pitch the tents is in the open where
     it will get benefit of the morning sun.
        Ground under trees is generally damp & wet
            When it rains , heavy drops of rains coming through the trees
             can the tent
            Three is danger of falling branches or fruits which may hurt
             both campers & the tent
4.   There should be enough space between tents to
     prevent tripping on guy lines & pegs.
        Between rows & pegs, there should be space for at
         least 2 campers to walk by.
5.   Kitchen should be on the leeward side of
     the camp.
        In the direction when the wind blows
     It should be near water source.
        Grease and refuse should be far from water
         supply to avoid pollution.
6.   Latrines should not be near the kitchen for
     sanitation purposes.
      It should be at least be 1 meter x 60cm x 30cm
      Pile of soil soil be on the trench with a shovel
       for putting in after use.
7.   The campsite area depends on the ground
     area available & the beauty of the setting.


      LATRINES                        KITCHEN

     WASH PLACE
                                         STORAGE
                                           TENT
           PREVAILING WIND USUALLY
           COMES FROM SOUTHWEST



                      TENTS
               Camp Sanitation
   Dispose of garbage properly
       if trash are not collected daily, dry & wet pits
        should be dug.
   Air bedding every morning
     Sleeping    bags, ground sheets, etc
   Provide dishwashing facilities
     i.e.   wash basis rack
   Have proper food storage facilities
                   Camp Manners
As a Boy Scout you are expected the ff.:
 Make a special effort towards anti-littering
 Observe silence during taps & if you wake up
  early.
     Do not disturb anyone until the rising whistle has been
      sounded.
   Cleanliness is a must in camp
     Notonly must the camp site be orderly & clean, the
      campers must also have a really good wash daily.
   Avoid being fussy about your likes & dislikes on
    food.
     The   menu is always set for the good of the majority
   Avoid eating sweets and junk foods in camp.
     Never    leave candies or sweets in your sleeping
      tents.
   Observe patrol system in camp.
     Everyone   should have a turn in doing the chores in
      champ.
     Rotate responsibilities among the patrol members.
     Patrol keep chart is useful to provide division of
      responsibilities.
   Courtesy is never outmoded in camp.
     Givedue respect not only to camp leaders & fellow
      campers but also to nature.
                 Breaking Camp
   Each scout must check his personal
    belongings
     Do you still have all the personal things you
      brought to camp?
   During the camp, new acquisitions to bring
    home ( i.e. souvenirs, gifts ,etc) must fit as
    well to the bag
       isn’t nice to see a camper going home with so
     It
      many things sticking out o their bag
   Settle all your accounts & dues
     Return   all borrowed equipments
   Do not stay too late on the last evening in
    camp.
     While you might want to savor the fun of
      camping on the last night, busy day lines ahead
      which will require your reserved energy.
   Leave your site in manner that no one will
    know you’ve camped there.
     Burn   all garbage
     Flatten tins & put them in trash bags
     Fill in all pits & latrines
     Put out the fire & burry the ashes
     Put a ‘foul ground’ sign on former latrines areas
   Do a ‘police search’ of the camp site for
    litters.
     Pick  up every scarp of litter whether or not you
      put it there
   As you depart, make sure you leave nothing
    except your THANKS to the owner of the
    camp.
     Without hispermission, there would have been
      no camp at all.
         Post – Camp Activity
   A camp doesn’t end in campsite. Some
   activities have to be conducted after the
                  camp itself.
 Equipments & materials used must be
  returned to the appropriate venues for
  storage purposes.
   Iftents are still wet from a storm during camp, it
    should be dried beneath the sun
   Dirty utensils must be cleaned
   Evaluation is necessary to know if the
    camp was successful.
     Italso prevents camp leaders from repeating
      the same mistakes again.
   Appropriate reports must be submitted
     Leaders   must ensure that the campers are
      well and arrived safely at home
     If possible, parents must be informed of their
      sons’ performance in camp
   Keep a log of the camp.

				
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