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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:
(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)

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 & 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



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 & insect bites.





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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