To earn the Outdoors Challenge, you must :

1 Take an active part in at least three nights away, on camps or Pack holidays.

2 While you’re away, work with other Cubs to do all of these tasks:

  • help to pitch and strike your tent
  • show that you know how to look after yourself and be safe at camp
  • show that you know how to keep your tent and kit safe, tidy and secure
  • cook a meal with your Six
  • build a shelter big enough for two Cubs
  • using bamboos canes, rubber bands or simple lashings complete a simple pioneering project or make a camp gadget
  • learn and follow the Countryside Code

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  • show you know what things you need to do to look after your campsite, and that you can put them into practice
  • show that you know how to treat mild burns, scalds, cuts or grazes and make a call to the emergency services.

3 While you’re away, do at least two of these tasks as well:

  • take part in a wide game
  • take part in a campfire sing-along or other entertainment
  • cook a backwoods meal
  • build a bivouac and sleep in it

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  • care for your personal equipment while at camp
  • using knots that you've learned, make a simple camp gadget, like a flagpole

Top tip: You may like to try, or use, one or more of the following  Activity Badges as part of this Challenge - Backwoods Cooking and  Pioneer.

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