Camper Activity Badge

To earn the Camper Activity Badge you must complete the following:

  1. Camp under canvas for a total of 20 or more nights
  2. Take on the role of the camp leader during a weekend camp involving either or more people

You must be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Care, repair, and storage of your tent including whipping, splicing, hanking, coiling and safety inspection
  • Safe storage and handling of fuels such as methylated spirits, paraffin, petrol, or gas
  • Care of cooking stoves and utensils including repairs, cleaning and general maintenance

Before the Camp

Before taking part in your camping activity, you should do the following:

  • Discuss all aspects of the camp with an adult leader
  • Manage the budget of the camp
  • Chose the campsite by carrying out a risk assessment of the site and activities
  • Make all necessary equipment arrangements
  • Plan a menu and organise the shopping for the menu

During the Camp

During the camp, you should do the following:

  • Organise the pitiching of the campsite
  • Ensure camp hygiene standards are met
  • Ensure that all equipment is correctly stored
  • Complete a pioneering project such as a flagpole or a gate
  • Demonstrate state knife and axe use
  • Plan a cooking and cleaning rota and cook at least one meal yourself
  • Organise the striking of the camp and ensure that the site is left as you would wish to find it

After the Camp

Once the camp is complete, you should check that all equipment is correctly stored and evaluate the success of the camp by discussing it with other Explorer Scouts.

Rules and Permits

Where applicable, badge requirements may be adapted or altered according to the abilities of a young person. Scout Association rules for adjustment can be found in the Policy and Approach article at the Scout Association website.

Flexibility

Where applicable, badge requirements may be adapted or altered according to the abilities of a young person. Scout Association rules for adjustment can be found in the Policy and Approach article at the Scout Association website.