- When will you share this adventure?
- Where can you have a campfire in your community?
- Has anyone in your Colony built a fire before? Can they share some tips with the others?
- What help do you need from your Scouters for this adventure?
- How will you put out your campfire when you are done with it?
- In a fire ring, start by laying sticks out like a raft on the ground. This will keep your fire away from the cold, wet dirt.
- Crumple birch bark (gathered from the ground) or paper on the raft.
- Put sticks that are no thicker than a pencil on and around the birch bark.
- Then put sticks that are about as thick as your fingers around the first sticks.
- Put sticks as thick as a broom handle around all the sticks in the pile, leaning them against each other for stability.
- If you have plenty more wood on hand, then you have a fire that’s ready for your Scouter to light!
- What do you know now that you did not know before?
- How did you and your friends work together on this adventure?
- Who deserves a special pat on the back? How come?
- How did you enjoy your fire after it was lit?
- What would you do differently next time?
Keep it Simple
- Try lighting matches safely and using the match to light a small candle.
Take it Further
- Learn about why fire is sacred to our Indigenous Communities. Build a campfire and watch and see what images you can find in the flames. Discuss how sitting around a campfire makes you feel. Does this have a calming effect on your mind and body?