WWF: Where Was the Fire?
As an Expedition Team, organize a Leave No Trace linking campfire with a younger Section from your Group. You can teach the other Scouts about mound fires by demonstrating how you built a fire that will Leave No Trace when you clean it up the next morning.
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When and where will you have your Leave No Trace campfire?
What tools and materials do you need?
What is your budget for this Adventure?
What other Sections will you invite to your campfire? How can they contribute?
What other Leave No Trace tips can you gather to share at the campfire?
What songs, skits and cheers will you perform? Who will MC the campfire? Who will lead the singing, skits and cheers?
Have a memorable Leave No Trace campfire while practising and sharing a great new skill: the mound fire.
To build a mound fire, shovel mineral soil (sand, clay, or a mixture of the two—but not loamy topsoil) on to a fireproof blanket to create a mound that’s at least 60 cm across and 40 cm in depth.
Flatten a plateau on the top of your mound for the fire, with a bit of a lip around it.
Tuck the blanket underneath the mound and surround the mound with rocks.
After the fire is thoroughly extinguished and cold to the touch, return the mineral soil to the hole you dug, burying the ashes at the same time.
At your campfire, share other Leave No Trace tips and tricks with the other Scouts through skits, songs and cheers.
What do you know now that you did not know before?
How could you tell if the Leave No Trace part of the campfire was or wasn’t a success?
Did those attending the campfire enjoy the experience? How do you know?
How can you use this practice in other contexts?
Keep it Simple
Learn about all seven principles of Leave No Trace. How do they apply to the activities that you do as a Section?
Take it Further
Teach a younger Section how to build a mound fire and about the other principles of Leave No Trace.
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What safety procedures do you need to keep in mind while building and maintaining a fire? How will you ensure that you are following these procedures?