Survival Skills

Survival Skills Weekend Info Pack

The aim of the weekend is give Scouts the experience of sleeping in a bivouac, cooking on open fires and complete the requirements of the Survival Skills Badge.

Date: 14-15 September 2019

Location: Pinsent Scout Campsite, near Winchester

Times: Arrive from 9am to 9.30am Saturday; Depart 3.30pm Sunday

Cost: £30 per Scout. Includes Food and campfees. Excludes transport

Payment: Please pay by BACs - Account 51260936 / Sort Code 40 46 39 / Ref "Survival Skills".

Bookings: Please reserve places by registering below.

Badge Requirements

1. Show that you know:

  • basic knife or multi-tool skills, including safety and sharpening
  • first aid treatment you may need to use while on a survival event, considering you have limited resources available
  • how to construct different kinds of shelter
  • how to build a fire and use basic lighting techniques
  • the various burning qualities of different woods
  • how to main hygiene in a survival situation
  • the correct use of international distress signals, using a whistle, torch, mirror or markers
  • some basic actions to take while waiting rescue that will both keep you (and your group) safe and will assist your rescuers in locating you

2. Put together a personal survival kit

3. With a group of at least three Scouts, take part in a survival exercise. It should last about 24 hours and the group should:

  • construct a shelter of natural or salvaged materials and sleep in it
  • prepare a meal using raw ingredients that could have been found or caught
  • cook all meals over an open fire
  • cook without utensils, although you may use a knife

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