SCOUTS - Be Prepared

Outdoor Challenge


To atain the Outdoor Challenge, the Scout must complete the following:

The Scout should take an active part in a residential experience, preferably camping, for at least two nights. During the event, they should take part in many of the following activities:

- help to pitch and strike a tent

- light a fire and cook at least one meal on it

- set up a suitable stove and cook a meal on it

- demonstrate personal hygiene

- keep all belongings organised and tidy within the accommodation

- maintain a tidy and orderly site

- take part in a wide game

- take part in a campfire or other entertainment

- build a simple pioneering project

- build a useful camp gadget

- explore the environment of the camp

- with others, successfully complete a two-hour activity or project

- provide a service commitment to the site for about an hour.

This list gives an idea of the type and style of the activities that the residential experience should include. Depending on the activity, there may be extra ideas that could be included, which can be discussed in the Troop Forum.

In addition to the above, the Scout will need to demonstrate basic emergency aid skills when on a residential experience:

- understand the initial actions to take in the event of an accident

- understand the importance of getting adult help and when to call the emergency services

- know how to treat minor cuts, burns, scalds, stings and insect bites.