1. Camp under canvas for a total of 20 nights or more. Camping trips you have been on during your time as a Scout can count towards your 20 nights.
  2. Demonstrate the following:
    • Care, simple repair and storage of your tent and cordage, including whipping, splicing, hanking, coiling and safety inspections.
    • Safe storage and handling of fuels such as methylated spirits, paraffin, petrol and gas.
    • Care of cooking stoves and utensils, including simple repairs, cleaning and general maintenance.
    • Storage of a section’s training and games equipment.
  3. Take the role of camp leader during a camping weekend (or longer), involving at least eight people.
Before you go:
  • Discuss all aspects of the camp with an adult leader
  • Manage the budget for the camp
  • Choose the campsite, carrying out a risk assessment of the camp and activities
  • Make sure all necessary equipment is organised
  • Plan a menu and organise the shopping.
During the camp:
  • Organise the pitching of the campsite
  • Make sure that camp hygiene standards are met
  • Make sure that all equipment is stored correctly
  • Build a pioneering project, for example a flagpole or a gateway
  • Demonstrate safe knife and axe use
  • Plan a cooking and cleaning rota and cook at least one of the meals yourself
  • Organise the striking of camp and make sure the site is left as you would wish to find it.
After the camp:
  • Make sure that all equipment is stored correctly
  • Evaluate how the camp went by discussing it with the other participants.