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Scout Outdoor Plus Challenge

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Hold the Outdoor Challenge































Have spent at least 8 nights away as a Scout, 4 of which must be camping































Take an active part in a further camp of at least two nights, which should include many of the following:
(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)

lead a group of Scouts in the setting up of a well-organised site that includes sleeping tents, food & equipment stores, fire/stove, kitchen & eating area































plan a balanced menu for a short camp































show how to use an axe or a saw or both safely































lead the cooking of a meal for the group































show knowledge of the safety precautions for the correct use of lamps and stoves































cook a backwoods meal with the group































build a working camp gadget, such as an altar fire, camp oven or gateway to a campsite































take a leading role in a pioneering project































build a bivouac and sleep in it































The Scout will also need to demonstrate knowledge of emergency aid for the outdoors:

Demonstrate how to open an airway and give CPR.































know how and when to put a patient in the recovery position































know how to recognise and treat fractures and severe bleeding































know how to use direct pressure to stop bleeding































demonstrate an awareness of the dangers of temperature extremes, such as sunstroke, dehydration, heat exhaustion and hypothermia, and know how to prevent and treat them
































We're here to help - Scoutese in Plain English:
Beavers, Cubs, & Scouts train and take part in various Challenges which lead to the awarding of Challenge Badges which are worn on the right breast;
Explorers train towards the DofE Bronze, silver, & Gold Awards;
There are also Activity Badges which are worn on the left sleeve;
The top Beaver award is the Chief Scout's Bronze Award;
The top Cub award is the Chief Scout's Silver Award;
The top Scout award is the Chief Scout's Gold Award;
The top Explorer award is the Queen's Scout Award.

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