1st Dinas Powys

Survival Skills

Complete all requirements.
Part 1
Knife SkillsShow that you know basic knife or multi-tool skills, including safety and sharpening.
First AidShow that you know the first aid treatment you may need to use while on a survival event, considering you may have limited resources available.
ShelterShow that you know how to construct different kinds of shelter.
Fire LightingShow that you know the various burning qualities of different woods, how to build a fire and use basic lighting techniques. You should not use man-made materials such as paper or firelighters.
SignalsShow that you know the correct international distress signals, using a whistle, torch, mirror or markers.
RescueShow that you know some basic actions to take while waiting for rescue that will both keep you and your group safe and will assist your rescuers in locating you.
Part 2
Survival KitPut together a personal survival kit.
Part 3
ExerciseWith a group of at least three scouts, take part in a survival exercise. It should last about 24 hours and the group should.
  • Construct a shelter of natural or salvaged materials and sleep in it.
  • Prepare a meal using raw ingredients that could have been found or caught.
  • Cook all meals over an open fire.
  • Cook without utensils, although you may use a knife.