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Scouts Camper Activity Badge

Scouts Camper Activity Badge

Camper badge

Get Up and have fun in the great outdoors. Forge new skills as you camp under canvas for at least 15 nights.

How to earn your badge:

  1. Camp as a Scout for at least 15 nights

    You could camp in a tent, or try something new, from hammocks to bivouacs, or even indoors.

  2. Lead a group of Scouts in the pitching, striking and packing of a four to six-person tent.
  3. Find out what to look for when choosing a campsite and in deciding the best position to pitch tents.
  4. Show that you understand and act on the reasons for hygiene and the importance of being safe and tidy in camp.
  5. Show how you store food hygienically at camp.
  6. Learn how to dispose of your rubbish safely and responsibly.
  7. Construct two useful camp gadgets.

    Examples for this could include grease traps, a washing-up station, a camp larder, an altar fire, a flagpole, or a camp gate.

  8. Plan a full menu for a weekend camp. Cook a least one full meal over an open fire.
  9. With others in your Troop, plan and carry out a programme of activities for a weekend camp.

July 2024.

Requirements can be adapted to suit each young persons abilities. See our guidance on flexibility.

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