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  1. Camp under canvas for a total of 20 nights or more. Camping trips you have been on during your time as a Scout can count towards your 20 nights.
  2. Demonstrate the following:

    • Care, simple repair and storage of your tent and cordage, including whipping, splicing, hanking, coiling and safety inspections.
    • Safe storage and handling of fuels such as methylated spirits, paraffin, petrol and gas.
    • Care of cooking stoves and utensils, including simple repairs, cleaning and general maintenance.
    • Storage of a section’s training and games equipment.
  3. Take the role of camp leader during a camping weekend (or longer), involving at least eight people.

Before you go:

  • discuss all aspects of the camp with an adult leader
  • manage the budget for the camp
  • choose the campsite, carrying out a risk assessment of the camp and activities
  • make sure all necessary equipment is organised
  • plan a menu and organise the shopping.

During the camp:

  • organise the pitching of the campsite
  • make sure that camp hygiene standards are met
  • make sure that all equipment is stored correctly
  • build a pioneering project, for example a flagpole or a gateway
  • demonstrate safe knife and axe use
  • plan a cooking and cleaning rota and cook at least one of the meals yourself
  • organise the striking of camp and make sure the site is left as you would wish to find it.

After the camp:

  • make sure that all equipment is stored correctly
  • evaluate how the camp went by discussing it with the other participants.