Outdoor Adventure Level 1

  • Safety and Group Skills
    • Safety awareness including the prevention of injuries in a camp environment and fire.
    • Dangerous insects and animals.
    • Procedure in event of becoming separated from the party.
    • Responsibilities of group members, leaders and tail-end-Charlies (whips).
  • First Aid
    • Simple first aid ie. recognition and treatment of burns, scalds, cuts, scratches and blisters.
    • CPR and First aid kits.
  • Camp Craft
    • Types of light weight tents used for expedition. Their advantages and disadvantages.
    • Personal equipment – bedding, ground sheet, eating utensils etc required for a two day camp.
    • Advantages and disadvantage of the types available, their correct use and care.
  • Bushcraft
    • Fire making with an emphasis on conservation, bush fire laws and fire safety.
    • Extinguish and clean up a fire place
    • Knots at the end of a rope: Thumb, Overhand and Figure Eight.
    • Joining ropes: reef knot and thief knots, sheet bend.
    • Loops in a rope: Bowline, figure eight and slip knots.
    • Tying a rope to an objects: Clove hitch.
  • Use of Equipment
    • Pack suitable for a day walks.
    • The value of suitable footwear.
    • Clothing suitable for bad weather.
  • Map and Compass
    • Map scales and Map references – the grid.
    • Conventional signs.
    • Methods of showing relief: hill shading, contours.
    • Description of the ground from the map. Introducing pattern recognition and shape.
  • Care of the Environment
    • Country code with emphasis on its application to fixed camps.
  • Recording
    • Make up a Field Note book.
    • Use the field Note Book during the walks.
    • Writing up a Final Report.