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Camp Craft Activity Badge

How to earn your badge

1.  Help to put up a tent
2.  Collect wood and help to build a fire
3.  Cook on a fire or barbeque
4.  Learn how to tie a reef knot
5.  Take part in a small pioneering project
6.  Start your own camp blanket
7.  Visit a Cub, Scout or Group camp

! Safety is really important when you’re around the fire. Your leader will be supervising you, so make sure you follow their instructions and be careful.

Top tips
For the pioneering project you could use uncooked spaghetti or skewers and sweets, or bamboo canes and elastic bands to create simple A-frame structures - towers, bridges etc.


Each young person who participates in the Programme, including badges and awards, should face a similar degree of challenge, and requirements can be adapted according to each young person’s abilities.  For more information and practical tips see our guidance on flexibility.

Guidance for leaders

The Scout Adventures website has lots of resources specifically designed for Scouts on fire lighting and knots. To look at their resources click here.

For a special experience, you can also book for your section to complete this badge at some Scout Adventures centres. For information, prices and to book, click here.


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