- 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?
Remember to submit your activities on our Scouts for Sustainability Take Action Map
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.