Friday, May 23, 2014

Campfire Safety Tips for Girl Scouts

With the warm weather here, Girl Scouts are beginning to go Outdoor Camping. But what are a few key things that Girl Scouts should know when working around a camp fire…

  • Make sure your camp fire is in a safe, contained area away from shrubs, low hanging trees, equipment, buildings, etc… many campsites have spots designated for campfires.
  • Keep a water bucket close by so that you can quickly put the camp fire out.
  • Never leave a camp fire unattended. Make sure the fire is completely out before leaving it.
  • Check with the local fire department about local regulations on camp fires.
  • Always keep your hair tied back or under a hat or bandana.
  • Avoid wearing loose clothing around campfires.
  • Girl Scouts and all children should be supervised by an experienced adult around camp fires.
  • Finally… to be fully prepared for Camping and the Outdoors, Girl Scout Volunteers should take the Outdoor Training Class offered by your local council. You will learn what you need to know for a successful camping experience with your Girl Scouts.
Girl Scouts of Nassau County offers a wide variety of camping experiences for girls including, Troop/Group Camping, Camp Blue Bay Sleepaway Camp, Council Camping Programs and Summer Adventures Troop Camping.

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