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.