Survival

1. Participate in an adventure journey in which at least 5 incidents involving survival techniques are used. It should take place preferably at night or in difficult conditions.


2. Prepare, and use, or show knowledge of, at least 5 of the following items:

Emergency Bridging Cold/ Heat Diet/ Energy
Direction finding Emergencies Escape
Expedition Planning Fire by friction & Trees Insects
Inventiveness Lost Personal Survival
Ropes in emergencies Resusitation River crossings
Shelters - Backwoods etc. Rope Stretcher Tools improvised
Water still Shock treatment Knot nets

Survival versions of:

Cooking First Aid Fishing
Foods Kits Home
Rafts Swimming Signalling

 

3. Be able to perform 3 of the following:

a. Carry injured persons by improvised methods

b. Improvise a stretcher

c. Understand limitations in moving casualties

 

4. Make a journey with other Scouts of at least 15km in difficult country. This journey should be made without equipment other than light survival packs. It should take place over at least 2 days and 1 night as an escape-style exercise where Scouters, etc., are attempting to locate the Seniors.

 

N.B. – All hikes to be checked by person Holding a B-PSA Safety on the Hills Certificate.