Teaching Winter camping Skills- Revisited

Adam R. Cox:

What does your Troop or Scout Unit do to prepare for Camping and at this time of year WINTER CAMPING?

Originally posted on The Scoutmaster Minute:

DSCN0627 As most of the country is still experiencing Winter conditions and here in the Northwest, the Winter Camping season is really in full bloom, as late as it is, there are still Troops and Crews that are venturing into the woods for some good winter camping.  I thought I would revisit our teaching or winter skills, just as a reminder that even though it’s March, we need to stay focused on how we camp in the winter.  Most of these skills transfer well all year round anyway.  I will take a page out of the Safe swim defense and Safety Afloat program.  Supervision and Discipline are a Must.
So here are a few rules that we maintain whenever we are talking about High adventure and Cold weather camping.
Remember anytime you engage in a high risk activity… you increase your preparation, supervision, and discipline.
The first rule is take it…

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About Adam R. Cox

Former Tiger Den Leader & Cubmaster of P221 in Pioneer District CS Roundtable Commissioner & Trainer Former District Training Chair WE1-492-09 Beaver W1-492-11 Troopguide for Bobwhites
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