Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Re: Boy Scout Roundtable
Re: Boy Scout Roundtable
Wed, 3 Feb 1999 23:19:20 -0600
There are almost an infinite number of things you can do.
First aid kits - what should and should not be in one
Thief's knot vs square knot
How to whip the end of a rope
What to look for in buying a:
sleeping bag and pads
boots and foul weather gear
camp stove and lantern
Other toys like multi-tools, flashlights, compasses, etc.
Knife sharpening, maintenance, and safety
Stove and lantern lighting and safety
Stove and lantern maintenance and repair
How to rig tarps
Proper dishwashing techniques 3 vs 2 pot method
How to treat a:
sprained ankle/broken ankle
scald from cooking
burn from stove/lantern/fire
How to cut with a bowsaw
How to split with a hand ax
Firelays, when to and not to use fire
Proper building, lighting, and feeding (care) of a fire
Proper way to douse a fire
Proper way to dispose of garbage
Types of packs, fanny, day, overnight, long term, internal frame
Packing a backpack
ziplock bags - do you pack by day, or by clothes type
Internal frame packing vs external frame packing
How to fit a backpack
There are many things that can be covered from the Leave no Trace
ethic. This doesn't even begin to address nature things like tracks and
tracking, identifying trees by leaves/needles, bark, etc.
If you are doing one short demo or discussion per evening - this should
last for a year or two.
Joseph Marsh wrote:
> Hello the list!!!
> I need help. I am on Boy Scout Roundtable staff and it is my job to come
> up with a Scout Skill to demonstrate at each and every Roundtable. It is a
> real challenge to have a skill that adults will enjoy and they can go back
> and show their Scouts. In the two years that I have been doing it, I have
> drawn from subjects discussed here on this list several times. I never
> know if what I have prepaired is appropriate or will be well recieved.
> That is where I figure this list can help. There are some really great
> Scouters that visit here. Let me hear what you think. What sort of things
> have you seen done or what would you like to see done at Roundtables that
> fall under the heading of Scout Skills. I have done knots. Health tips
> went over very well and led to us having a Health Inspector in to give a
> talk on what could make you sick while in the outdoors. I have done
> Survival tips. Cold weather camping tips. Tounge in cheek camping tips
> and alot more that don't come to mind. Please let me know what sort of
> things YOU think would go well and be helpfull plus useful.
> Yours in Scouting,
> Joe Marsh
> Scoutmaster Troop 86
> Roundtable Staff
> and a good ol' Buffalo too.