Scouts will be meeting on Monday, October 18, 2021 at Centennial Park, 4000 Sherwood Dr, Sherwood Park, AB (MAP) – between 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Hello 203 Scout Troop,
The theory of starting a fire is simple. Fire is at the core of human existence as it provides warmth, utility, and comfort. Enabling us to cook food at camp, keep warm on a cold night, and purify water; it is easy to understand why fire is essential. Knowing six of the most important knots will prepare you for many common situations that may arise while camping (Square Knot, Bowline, Sheet Bend, Half Hitch, Clove Hitch and the Taut Line). Let’s get Scouting!
Details of activity/event:
Activity/ Event: Fire Starting & Knots
Be Prepared to:
** NOTE: Scouts & Scouters, a Backpack is required for all outdoor activities/events.
- Scout Uniform or Activity Shirt with NECKERS
- Water Bottle or Hot Drink Thermos
- Hand Sanitizer & Face Mask(s)
- Warm Headgear & gloves
- Headlamp or Flashlight
- Knife & Rope
- Matches & Flint/ Steel
- Break into Patrols and practice fire starting skills
- I can build an emergency warming fire with matches under five minutes.
- I can build a fire using Flint & Steel
- Practice tying some essential Scout knots
- Figure Eight, Bowline, Trucker’s Hitch, Sheet Bend and whip the end of a rope
- What are some different techniques that are good to know when starting a fire?
- Why is knowing how to properly tie a knot a useful skill?
** All participants must wear a face mask.
Yours in Scouting,
Announcements for Upcoming Activities/Events:
- Monday, October 25 – Investiture & Uniform Insignia (Badge Placement)
- Monday, November 1 – Outdoor Camp Games
- Monday, November 8 – Remembrance Day Event
NOTE: parents/guardians/youth must consult the self-assessment screening checklist to determine whether they may participate in this Scouting activity.