Fox Patrol – Tread Lightly

By Dean Logan

Tread Lightly Outdoor Skills Elective Step 8 The purpose of ‘Tread Lightly’ is to learn that as stewards of this world, we are to take care of it and leave it no worse than how we found it. What does ‘Tread Lightly’ mean? Why do we ‘Tread Lightly’? What are some best practices of ‘Tread…

Fox Patrol – Edge Tools

By Dean Logan

Edge Tools Outdoor Skills Step 5 The “Edge Tools” Step is to provide a basic knowledge of edge tools. Upon completion of this step, Trailmen should understand the dangers and the benefits of edge tools such as saws, axes, and knives. Mountain Lions will work toward earning their Woodsman card. What are some edge tools…

Fox Patrol – Camping & Hiking

By Dean Logan

Camping & Hiking Outdoor Skills Step 4 The “Camping and Hiking Step” is to provide a basic knowledge of camping and hiking techniques. Upon completion of this step, Trailmen should understand how to utilize commonly accepted camping techniques as well as understanding basic hiking methods. How do you select a good camp site? What are…

Fox Patrol – Ropes & Knots

By Dean Logan

Ropes & Knots Outdoor Skills – Step 1 The “Ropes & Knots” Step is to provide a basic knowledge and foundation on ropes and knots as tools. Upon completion of this step, Trailmen should understand how to safely use ropes to perform basic functions. What are the different types of rope? What can rope do?…