Camping- Sleep Outdoors Under a Shelter

Camping- Sleep Outdoors Under a Shelter

(a) Purpose-

(i) Meet the Boy’s/Girl desire for an open Air life.

(ii) Individual/Collective Training in character & skills.

(iii) Providing initiative for physical & moral development.

(b) Types of Camps-

(i) Educational

(ii) Recreational

(iii) Social service Camp

(iv) Training Camp

(v) Testing Camp

(c) Selection of Campsite

(d) Organisation of Camps-

(i)Planning- What - Why - Where - When - Who - How

(ii) Information

(iii) Permission

(iv) Campsite & Address

(v) Budget

(vi) Period

(vii) Medical Fitness

(viii) Camp Programme

(ix) Menu & Material (Food)

(x) Individual & Group Articles/Materials

(e) Camp Equipments-

(f) Individual-

Bedding, Personal Cloths (As Per Weather), Shoes, Uniform, Sanitary Requisite, Plate, Mug, Spoon, Knife, First Aid / Medicine, Note Book-Pen, Reading, Material, Needle/ Thread / Buttons, Meals, Compass, P-Cap, Staff (Staves), Knotting Rope.

(g) Patrol-

Tent, Ground Sheet, Torch, Spade & Axe, Bucket’s, Ropes, Mallet, Candle, Cooking Utensils, Flag & Pole.


Hiking is nothing but walking with a purpose from place to another place - stay & have meals.

Types of Hike-

By Individual or Patrol or Group.

(i) Exploration Hike

(ii) Trekking Hike

(iii) Picnic Hike

(iv) Long Hike- 15 to 25 Km.

(v) Day/Night Hike

(vi) Overnight Hike

(vii) Back Pack

Rules (DO’s & Don’ts)

(i) Leader & Second

(ii) Less Weight

(iii) Map is Must

(iv) Selection of right hikers

(v) First instance less distance

(vi) Walk on right side of road if no foot path

(vii) Walk on hill side

(viii) Don’t disturb nature & others

(ix) During night white cap/clothes will be good

(x) No over confidence

(xi) Drink less water but own

(xii) Less food

(xii) Scout/guide Law

(xiv) First-Aid Kit is Must

(xv) Avoid fun/talking in a dangerous route

(xvi) Don’t leave anybody alone

(xvii) Prepare yourself by undergoing regular exercise for at least 2 hours for 15 days before going for trekking

(xviii) Comfortable shoes

The Proficiency Badges are designed to encourage Scouts to develop individual hobbies, pursuits and interests, aimed at giving them new skills while developing their confidence and self-esteem.

Each badge lists, the Range of the Proficiency Badge, investigate, skill and activity.

Each & every participants earn any proficiency badges according to his/her field of interest.

There are some examples of proficiency badges which you will get or earn during the completion of the activity in the camp site as per APRO.

Ambulance Man



Civil Defense

Fire Man

Map Maker


Path Finder

Safety Knowledge

Sanitation Promoter

There are also some very innovative & knowledgeable activities you will learn during the period of camp which will help you to explore your views, ideas & skills such that:

(i) Pioneering

(ii) Kim Games

(iii) First Aid (Triangular & Roller Bandages, Slings, B.P. Measuring Technique, Use of Stethoscope CPR, Use of Cervical Collar etc.

(iv) Flag Processing (Lowering & Hoisting)

(v) Mapping

(vi) Backwoods Cooking

(vii) Estimation etc.