Leave No Trace

CLICK on the picture  to will take you to Troop671 website.
 They have a GREAT page on Leave No Trace.

The Outdoor Code

As an American, I will do my best to
  • Be clean in my outdoor manners. I will treat the outdoors as a heritage. I will take care of it for myself and others I will keep my trash and garbage out of lakes, streams, fields, woods, and roadways.

  • Be careful with fire. I will prevent wildfire. I will build my fires only where they are appropriate. When I have finished using a fire, I will make sure it is cold out. I will leave a clean fire ring, or remove all evidence of my fire.

  • Be considerate in the outdoors. I will treat public and private property with respect. I will use low-impact methods of hiking and camping — and

  • Be conservation minded. I will learn how to practice good conservation of soil, waters, forests, minerals, grasslands, wildlife, and energy. I will urge others to do the same.


  The EDGE Method


The EDGE method is a four step method for teaching a skill: 

  •      Explain
  •      Demonstrate
  •      Guide
  •       Enable  


First explain what you will be doing. Tell them the steps involved. Visual aids might be helpful for this step. Use questions to gauge their understanding.



Show them how to do the skill. Demonstrate the steps using the actual materials. Describe what you are doing.



Let them practice the skill. Guide and coach them as they try to do it themselves. This step will take the most time.



Enable them by letting them do the skill themselves without any intervention.

Tips for Winter Camping

(Click here to read the Winter Camping Tips)

Sleep Warm While Camping With These Ten Tips

by Clarke Green on November 1, 2012

In especially cold weather changing clothes before getting in a sleeping bag can make a big difference, as can having a pair of loosely fitting wool or fleece socks just for sleeping. Sleeping bag insulation will be compressed when it is packed ss fluffing it up and redistributing the insulation is important.We need to sleep warm while camping  for peace of mind and safety. We’ll be more prone to make mistakes or missteps if  haven’t slept well. A good sleeping bag, adequate insulation from the ground and warm synthetic or wool clothing are key to nighttime comfort.

How to Sleep Warm 

The Best Bird Guide Website

The best bird guide and bird watching search engine to identify birds!

Rope Works

This site was originally created to encourage the safe use of rope. It also provided details about the author, Gerald L Findley's book "Rope Works".

Food Pryamid - 2nd & 1st Class information

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Food Pryamid,  Food Groups information.

Finding the North Star

Sky Tour of Circumpolar Constellations