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Camp-out Training (COT)

Get used to spending a night in a tent by setting up your tent indoors! Have a sleepover at your meeting hall, but use camping gear to imagine a real outdoor Adventure. There will not be any bugs to worry about, and it will not matter if it rains. The Beaver Scouts in your Lodge will all be warm and dry.

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Plan

  • When and where will you share your indoor camping Adventure?
  • What should you pack?
  • What will you eat?
  • What games will you play?
  • Will you spend any time outside?
  • How might you help your indoor space have an outdoor look?

Do

  • Have a great indoor camping Adventure!

Review

  • What do you know now that you did not know before?
  • What games did you and your friends play?
  • How did it feel to sleep in a sleeping bag in a tent?
  • What did you learn about your equipment?
  • What would you do differently next time?
  • What have you learned that will help you camp outside someday?

Keep it Simple

  • Rather than camping overnight, plan a meeting night where you can practise setting up tents, setting up a sleeping area, and getting into your sleeping bag.
  • If you can, practise moving around using a flashlight. Turn off the lights (you can even do this at home), and practise moving around an area using your flashlight to guide you!

Take it Further

  • Challenge yourself to only go indoors to sleep. Plan the rest of your camping activities outdoors and see what it feels like to be outdoors for a whole day! How will you cook meals outdoors?