Woodlands Trail – Simple Tools and Machines

By Dean Logan

Simple Tools and Machines Science & Technology – Step 3 Purpose The “Simple Tools and Machines” Step provides a basic knowledge of what simple tools are and how they provide functionality in our everyday lives. Upon completion of this step, Trailmen should understand the names and functions of the simple tools and have a few…

Woodlands Trail – Know Your Environment

By Dean Logan

Know Your Environment Science & Technology – Step 1 Purpose The “Know Your Environment” Step provides a basic knowledge of outdoor elements that either benefit or hurt people through various types of contacts. Upon completion of this step Trailmen should understand that nature is not always safe and that learning identification and awareness is just…

Woodlands Trail – Fire Safety

By Dean Logan

Fire Safety Outdoor Skills – Step 6 Purpose The “Fire Safety” Step is to provide a basic knowledge of fire. Upon completion of this step, Trailmen should understand aspects such as fire safety, identification, and emergencies. Mountain Lions will work toward earning their Fireguard card. What are the different types of fires? What are some…

Woodlands Trail – Outdoor Cooking

By Dean Logan

Outdoor Cooking Outdoor Skills – Step 3 Purpose The “Outdoor Cooking” Step is to provide a basic knowledge of cooking and eating in an outdoor setting. Upon completion of this step, Trailmen should understand how to properly prepare and cook meals under different circumstances. What equipment is used for outdoor cooking? What storage techniques are…

Woodlands Trail – Orienteering

By Dean Logan

Orienteering Outdoor Skills – Step 2 Purpose The “Orienteering” Step is to provide a basic working knowledge of land navigation in different environments. Upon completion of this step, Trailmen should understand safe and reliable methods of land navigation. How can you use a map for orienteering? How can you locate your position and direction on…