Outdoor Program Aide Module

I. Arrival & Check-in

II. Introductions - Toilet Paper Game (10 min.)

II. “What Animal Am I?” Game (15 min) - this game can be found in Joseph Cornell's Sharing Nature With Children

III. Session Rotations (30 minutes each) -

  1. Knots ( Square, Clove Hitch, Bowline)
  2. Fire (safety, laying and lighting)
  3. Flag (outdoor ceremony up and down, enhancements)

IV. Light charcoal

V. Dutch Oven/Box Oven/Bake-Packer Orientation before breaking into 3 groups (15 min.)

VI. Begin Lunch Preparation (60 min.) : Dutch Oven Brownies, Box Oven Pizza, Bake Packer Pizza w/Salad & Pepsi

  1. Prepare Brownies & Bake (20 coals on top, 10 coals on bottom - bake 25-30 minutes; remove from bottom coals after 20 minutes)
  2. Make Box ovens Prepare Box Oven Pizza & Bake (½ of group) (15 coals in pie pan, cook 15 minutes)
  3. Prepare Bake Packer Pizza & Bake (½ of group) (cook 15-20 minutes after comes to med. boil-let stand covered 3 minutes when done)
  4. Prepare Salad

VII. Lunch (Grace) (30 min)

VIII. Oh Deer! ( Purpose of game: to teach about predator/prey relationships) (15 min)

IX. Un Nature Trail ( Purpose of game: to heighten awareness of your surroundings) (15 min) - this game can be found in Joseph Cornell's Sharing Nature With Children

X.Compass Basics (how to hold, read, follow a bearing + Play hunt the Penny) (30 min.) - for Hunt the Penny have each participant place a small object at their feet. Ask them to take a 60° bearing, sight on an object and walk 10 steps. Then, take a 180° bearing, sight on an object and walk 10 steps. Finally, take a 300° bearing, sight on an object and walk 10 steps. Look down. How close are you to the original object?? This can be done with any bearings as long as you add 120° each time (i.e., 80°, 200°, 320°)

XI. Sleeping Miser ( Purpose of game: to teach concentration, calmness, stalking) - This game can be found in Joseph Cornell's Sharing Nature With Children

XII.Bat & Moth ( Purpose of game: To teach about echolocation) (15 min). This game can be found in Joseph Cornell's Sharing Nature With children

XIII.Animals! Animals! ( Purpose of game: To promote cooperation and explore different animals/ movement/characteristics) (15 min). This game can be found in Sharing the Joy of Nature by Joseph Cornell

XIX.Make Snack - Gorp (30 min)

XX.Identification (Plant/Bird/Tree/Tracks) Books and Games/Activities (15 min) - introduce identification books and how to use them. Matching game activities can be done or memory games using the information in the books.

XXI.Campfire training (15 min) - introduce the concept of a planned campfire rather than a spontaneous one. Go over the mood that we want to set at each part of a campfire (early songs/activities are more rowdy and silly, later ones are more quiet and somber).

XXII.Girl Scouts’ Own (training and implementation) (25 min)

XXIII. Setting an example for others to follow (5 min)

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