Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Be Prepared in the Outdoors

Our third meeting of January was spent preparing for Winter Camp.

As the girls arrived, each Patrol was asked to make a list of meal and activity suggestions for camp. After our usual opening, we played an active game (Romeo and Juliet) before moving into our program.

Our first activity was Be Prepared Scenarios. The girls split up into 4 groups and each group was given a scenario. After the skits, we discussed the appropriate actions, prevention, and/or treatment.
A. What to do if you get lost and using the buddy system.
B. What to do if you get frostbite after playing outside in the snow.
C. What to do if you cut your finger while preparing vegetables.
D. What to do if you burn yourself while cooking.

We then moved on to creating Be Prepared Kits for different scenarios - Camping, Hiking in Summer, Hiking in Winter, and Playing in the Park.
As each group presented their poster and described their kit, we discussed the importance of having the right equipment for the activity and how to stay safe.

The final activity of the night was to design outdoor activities. The girls could work alone, with a partner or in a small group, and we asked to come up with an activity that could be done outdoors. They had to include information about what the participant would do, rules, equipment needed, etc.