First-Class Camp

25 - 26 June 2024


Location: Appleton Scout Campsite

Dates: 25 - 26 June

Times: 10:00 - 14:45

Advancement And Badges

My advancement:

camp requirement.

Run a training exercise on mapping skills

Run a training exercise on a home intrusion

Teach some self defense strategies

Work on Astronomer interest - Weather Dependent

Show how to use a conservation stove and camp fridge

Discuss Succession Planning  - The concept (Plan to be implemented later)

Patrol Advancement:

Patrol pitch and strike a tent

Shelter - Weather Dependent

Construct campsite

Discuss and identify campsite hazards

Fix the above hazards

Draw a patrol campsite

Cook simple meal on fire - Backwoods Style - Including a bread (3 tasks)

Fire safety

Axe safety


Mapping + Map Reader Scout Craft

Survival Scout Craft - Weather Dependent

Knots and lashings

First Aid

Make sure record book is up to date

Explain patrol structure

Observation SC

Air meteorologist Interest (Hard)

Specific Tasks

Assist in planning an aspect of a camp

Bullying Discussion

Badge tasks and tests will be printed along with training material.

Training Material:

Astronomer Interest: Star Charts

Scout Wiki Page

Survival Scoutcraft: Scout Wiki page

North without a compass

Observation Scoutcraft: Scout Wiki Page


Name: - Working On:

Michael Collins - First Class

Aaron Collins - Discoverer

Lili Collins - Traveler

Adam Levin - Traveler

Daniel Webb - Discoverer

Rephael Korn - Traveler

Kate Ball - Traveler

Sarah Ball - Traveler

Gadgets To Be Built

Kit List

Essential Gear:


(Warm clothes in general)

Equipment Needed

From the hall:


Cutting board

Wooden spoon

Mixing Bowl


  Frying pan

Transport of Gear

Equipment will be transported in my dad's car to Appleton.

Everybody will meet at the hall to load gear.


Day 1

10:00 - 12:00: Construct table and flag pole (1 Hour each)

12:00 - 13:00: Campsite Drawing and Record book + Explain patrol structure

13:00 - 13:45: Lunch and tidy up + Discuss hygiene on camp

13:50 - 15:00: Survival Scoutcraft work + Gateway (30 Minutes)

15:00 - 16:30: Construct shelters / pitch tents. Free time after

16:30 - 17:30: Discuss campsite hazards, fix them + axe safety

17:30 - 18:30: Cooking Supper + Discuss fire safety

18:30 - 20:15: Eat supper and tidy up + Discuss Air Meteorologist

20:15 - 21:00: Astronomer Interest

21:00 - 23:00: Free time, board games then lights out

Day 2 

08:30 - 09:00: Wake up and prepare breakfast

09:00 - 09:45: Eat breakfast + clean up

09:45 - 10:30: Test on badges

10:30 - 12:00: Start packing up campsite

12:00 - 13:30: Lunch + clean

13:30 - 14:45: Finish Packing up campsite

14:45: Leave campsite

Any spare time will be filled with as much advancement as possible and Observation Scoutcraft.

There is a 5 minute break between activities to unload energy


Day 1:

Lunch :

Supper :

Day 2:

Breakfast :







Feta Cheese


Oat So Easy




Tin foil



Simple Douch Recipe:

In a bowl, add 1,5 cups of flour

Slowly add water, 1 teaspoon at a time and mix

Add half a teaspoon of baking powder

knead into a dough

Flatten the dough and place on a rock over a fire

flip the bread after 15 minutes to cook evenly.


Camp Costing



Weather Information

Sleeping Arrangements

If weather permits, the younger scouts will make shelters to spend the night in. This counts towards a traveler task and Survival Scoutcraft badge. 

If the weather is  not good, everybody will sleep in their tents.

Emergency Information

Emergency Contact: Sebastian Haug (0817300782)

First Aider: Michael Collins - Experience Level 2

Nearest Hospital: Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital

Emergency Numbers: WSAR - 021 937 0300

CT Call Centre - 021 480 7700

CSO - 086 18 911 18

What constitutes an emergency: Injury, Fire, Risk to wellbeing, Hypothermia

If necessary, in the case of emergency and no parent can assist, an ambulance will be called.

We will have a fire extinguisher incase we lose control of a fire, and a fully stocked first aid kit.

First Aid Kit Contents