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[[Campfire Rank Videos]]<br>
 
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[[Knife Skills]]<br>
 
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[[Ax and Saw Skills]]<br>
 
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==Resources==
==Resources==
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While the [[Boy Scout Handbook]] is your primary resource, the links below can help you learn {{PAGENAME}}. See the [[{{PAGENAME}}#Disclaimers|Disclaimers]].<br>
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While the ''[[Scouts BSA Handbook]]'' is your primary resource, the links below can help you learn {{PAGENAME}}. See the [[{{PAGENAME}}#Disclaimers|Disclaimers]].<br>
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* '''Related Merit Badges''': [[Camping]] - [[Fire Safety]] - [[Cooking]] - [[Wilderness Survival]].
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* '''Related Merit Badges''': [[Camping]] {{•}}[[Fire Safety]] {{•}}[[Cooking]] {{•}}[[Wilderness Survival]].
{{Scout Skills See Also}}
{{Scout Skills See Also}}
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* '''Related Awards''': [[Firem'n Chit]] - [[Totin' Chip]] - [[Paul Bunyan Woodsman]]
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* '''Related Awards''': [[Firem'n Chit]] {{•}}[[Totin' Chip]] {{•}}[[Paul Bunyan Woodsman]]
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; '''BSA Video''': The [http://www.scouting.org/applications/rankvideo.aspx Skills Lessons] are excellent but are large files that require [http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/ Apple QuickTime].<br>
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; '''BSA Video''': The [http://www.scouting.org/applications/rankvideo.aspx Skills Lessons] are excellent but are large files that require [http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/ Apple QuickTime].<br>
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; This symbol notes many other lesson videos.
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; This symbol notes many other lesson videos.
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==Campfire Rank Videos==
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==Campfire rank videos==
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{{Shortcut|[[Campfire Rank Videos]]}}
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{{Shortcut|[[Campfire rank videos]]}}
*'''See''': [[Fire Safety]] merit badge and [[Firem'n Chit]].
*'''See''': [[Fire Safety]] merit badge and [[Firem'n Chit]].
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; '''BSA Video''': [http://old.scouting.org/boyscouts/rankvideo/secondclass/SC2f.m4v Second Class Light a Fire and Stove] ''([[{{PAGENAME}}#Resources|See notes.]])''<br>
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; '''BSA Video''': [http://old.scouting.org/boyscouts/rankvideo/secondclass/SC2f.m4v Second Class Light a Fire and Stove] ''([[{{PAGENAME}}#Resources|See notes.]])''<br>
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; '''BSA Video''': [http://old.scouting.org/boyscouts/rankvideo/secondclass/SC2e.m4v Second Class Fires and Stoves]<br>
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; '''BSA Video''': [http://old.scouting.org/boyscouts/rankvideo/secondclass/SC2e.m4v Second Class Fires and Stoves]<br>
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*[http://www.scouting.org/healthandsafety/gss/gss07.aspx Guide to Safe Scouting: Guidelines for Safely Using Chemical Stoves and Lanterns] - [http://www.scouting.org/healthandsafety/gss/gss07.aspx Guide to Safe Scouting: Fuels and Fire Prevention]
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*[http://www.scouting.org/healthandsafety/gss/gss07.aspx Guide to Safe Scouting: Guidelines for Safely Using Chemical Stoves and Lanterns] {{•}}[http://www.scouting.org/healthandsafety/gss/gss07.aspx Guide to Safe Scouting: Fuels and Fire Prevention]
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==Knife Skills==
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==Knife skills==
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{{Shortcut|[[Knife Skills]]}}
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{{Shortcut|[[Knife skills]]}}
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; '''BSA Video''': [http://old.scouting.org/boyscouts/rankvideo/secondclass/SC2c.m4v BSA Video: Second Class Knife, Saw, and Ax] ''([[{{PAGENAME}}#Resources|See notes.]])''<br>
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; '''BSA Video''': [http://old.scouting.org/boyscouts/rankvideo/secondclass/SC2c.m4v BSA Video: Second Class Knife, Saw, and Ax] ''([[{{PAGENAME}}#Resources|See notes.]])''<br>
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; '''Videos''': [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/5982_knives-clean.htm Cleaning a Knife] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/5958_knives-how-to-sharpen.htm Sharpening a Knife] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/5980_knives-pocket.htm Pocket Knife Care] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/118266_common-knife-sharpening-devices.htm Sharpening Devices] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/118274_knife-sharpening-safety.htm Sharpening Safety] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/118265_knife-sharpening-common-mistakes.htm Sharpening Mistakes] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/118273_knife-sharpening-edges-goals.htm Sharpening Edges & Goals]<br>
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; '''Videos''': [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/5982_knives-clean.htm Cleaning a Knife] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/5958_knives-how-to-sharpen.htm Sharpening a Knife] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/5980_knives-pocket.htm Pocket Knife Care] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/118266_common-knife-sharpening-devices.htm Sharpening Devices] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/118274_knife-sharpening-safety.htm Sharpening Safety] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/118265_knife-sharpening-common-mistakes.htm Sharpening Mistakes] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/118273_knife-sharpening-edges-goals.htm Sharpening Edges & Goals]<br>
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*[http://www.scouting.org/healthandsafety/gss/gss09.aspx Guide to Safe Scouting: Knives] - [http://www.wikihow.com/Sharpen-a-Knife wikiHow How to Sharpen a Knife] - [http://www.instructables.com/id/Knife-Sharpening-Tricks/ Sharpening Tricks] - [http://www.howtosharpenaknife.net/ How to Sharpen a Knife]
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*[http://www.scouting.org/healthandsafety/gss/gss09.aspx Guide to Safe Scouting: Knives] {{•}}[http://www.wikihow.com/Sharpen-a-Knife wikiHow How to Sharpen a Knife] {{•}}[http://www.instructables.com/id/Knife-Sharpening-Tricks/ Sharpening Tricks] {{•}}[http://www.howtosharpenaknife.net/ How to Sharpen a Knife]
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==Ax and Saw Skills==
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==Ax and saw skills==
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{{Shortcut|[[Ax and Saw Skills]]}}
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{{Shortcut|[[Ax and saw skills]]}}
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; '''BSA Video''': [http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to-boy-scout-knife-and-ax-safety/ Video: Knife and Ax Safety] - [http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to-boy-scout-knife-and-ax-safety/how-to-know-which-knives-axes-and-saws-to-take-to-the-wilds-120273/ Knives, axes, and saws to take to the wilds]<br>
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; '''BSA Video''': [http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to-boy-scout-knife-and-ax-safety/ Video: Knife and Ax Safety] {{•}}[http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to-boy-scout-knife-and-ax-safety/how-to-know-which-knives-axes-and-saws-to-take-to-the-wilds-120273/ Knives, axes, and saws to take to the wilds]<br>
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==Campfire Setup==
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==Campfire setup==
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{{Shortcut|[[Campfire Setup]]}}
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*[http://old.scouting.org/boyscouts/rankvideo/secondclass/SC2d.m4v BSA Video: Second Class Prepare a fire] ''([[{{PAGENAME}}#Resources|See notes.]])''
*[http://old.scouting.org/boyscouts/rankvideo/secondclass/SC2d.m4v BSA Video: Second Class Prepare a fire] ''([[{{PAGENAME}}#Resources|See notes.]])''
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*[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/campfire+basics.html REI: Campfire Basics] - [http://www.howtocampingtips.com/breaking-camp/campfire-building-tips.php Campfire building]
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*[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/campfire+basics.html REI: Campfire Basics] {{•}}[http://www.howtocampingtips.com/breaking-camp/campfire-building-tips.php Campfire building]
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; '''Video''': [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/14517_build-fire-site.htm Fire Site] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/130486_where-to-build-a-campfire.htm Where to Build a Campfire] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/130492_different-types-of-campfires.htm Types of Fires] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/130487_how-build-fire-pit.htm Fire Pits] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/31518_hiking-survival-build-fire.htm Build a Fire] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/14519_build-fire-wood-names.htm Kindling] -[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/130488_picking-campfire-kindling.htm Picking Kindling] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/14518_build-fire-wood-where.htm Wood] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/130489_arranging-wood-for-a-campfire.htm Arranging The FIre] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/130491_how-keep-fire-going.htm Keep a Fire Going] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/130490_sparking-a-campfire-flame.htm Sparking a Fire] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/130494_what-not-burn-campfire.htm What Not to Burn] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/130495_how-put-out-campfire.htm Put Out a Campfire]<br>
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; '''Video''': [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/14517_build-fire-site.htm Fire Site] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/130486_where-to-build-a-campfire.htm Where to Build a Campfire] {{•}} [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/130492_different-types-of-campfires.htm Types of Fires] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/130487_how-build-fire-pit.htm Fire Pits] {{•}} [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/31518_hiking-survival-build-fire.htm Build a Fire] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/14519_build-fire-wood-names.htm Kindling] -[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/130488_picking-campfire-kindling.htm Picking Kindling] {{•}} [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/14518_build-fire-wood-where.htm Wood] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/130489_arranging-wood-for-a-campfire.htm Arranging The FIre] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/130491_how-keep-fire-going.htm Keep a Fire Going] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/130490_sparking-a-campfire-flame.htm Sparking a Fire] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/130494_what-not-burn-campfire.htm What Not to Burn] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/130495_how-put-out-campfire.htm Put Out a Campfire]<br>
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== Campfire Types==
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== Campfire types==
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{{Shortcut|[[Campfire Types]]}}
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; '''Video''': [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/14529_build-fire-logcabin-fire.htm Log Cabin Type Fire] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/14530_build-fire-teepee-fire.htm Tee Pee] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/130477_wilderness-survival-skills-building-speed.htm Speed Fire]
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; '''Video''': [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/14529_build-fire-logcabin-fire.htm Log Cabin Type Fire] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/14530_build-fire-teepee-fire.htm Tee Pee] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/130477_wilderness-survival-skills-building-speed.htm Speed Fire]
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== Campfire Starting==
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== Campfire starting==
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{{Shortcut|[[Campfire Starting]]}}
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{{Shortcut|[[Campfire starting]]}}
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; '''BSA Video''': <span class=plainlinks>[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsNqfKYHvYk Build a Campfire]</span><br />
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; '''BSA Video''': <span class=plainlinks>[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsNqfKYHvYk Build a Campfire]</span><br />
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; '''ExpertVillage Videos''': <span class=plainlinks>[https://www.youtube.com/user/expertvillage/search?query=campfire+build+fire Campfire Building]</span><br />
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; '''ExpertVillage Videos''': <span class=plainlinks>[https://www.youtube.com/user/expertvillage/search?query=campfire+build+fire Campfire Building]</span><br />
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* [http://wildwoodsurvival.com/survival/fire/battery/index.html Steel Wool]
* [http://wildwoodsurvival.com/survival/fire/battery/index.html Steel Wool]
* [http://wildwoodsurvival.com/survival/fire/magnifier/index.html Magnifying Glass]<br>
* [http://wildwoodsurvival.com/survival/fire/magnifier/index.html Magnifying Glass]<br>
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==Campfire Safety==
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==Campfire safety==
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{{Shortcut|[[Campfire Safety]]}}
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*''See [[Outdoor Safety]]
*''See [[Outdoor Safety]]
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/989_campfire-safety.htm Video: Safety] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/5388_campfire-do-not-dispose.htm Video: Dangers]<br>
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/989_campfire-safety.htm Video: Safety] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/5388_campfire-do-not-dispose.htm Video: Dangers]<br>
==See also==
==See also==

Revision as of 10:32, May 19, 2019

MeritBadge.Org offers resource and video links for Backpacking, Campfire Building, Clothing, Cooking,
Cycling, First Aid, Navigation, Outdoor skills, Scout skills, Swimming, and Wilderness Survival skills.
Troop Program Features let you make Campfire Building a part of your troop program.

Contents

Resources

While the Scouts BSA Handbook is your primary resource, the links below can help you learn Campfire Building. See the Disclaimers.

  BSA Video: The Skills Lessons are excellent but are large files that require Apple QuickTime.
  This symbol notes many other lesson videos.


Campfire rank videos

Shortcut:
Campfire rank videos

  BSA Video: Second Class Light a Fire and Stove (See notes.)
  BSA Video: Second Class Fires and Stoves



Knife skills

Shortcut:
Knife skills

  BSA Video: BSA Video: Second Class Knife, Saw, and Ax (See notes.)
  Videos: Cleaning a Knife  • Sharpening a Knife  • Pocket Knife Care  • Sharpening Devices  • Sharpening Safety  • Sharpening Mistakes  • Sharpening Edges & Goals

Ax and saw skills

Shortcut:
Ax and saw skills

  BSA Video: Video: Knife and Ax Safety  • Knives, axes, and saws to take to the wilds


Campfire setup

Shortcut:
Campfire setup

  Video: Fire Site  • Where to Build a Campfire  •  Types of Fires  • Fire Pits  •  Build a Fire  • Kindling -Picking Kindling  •  Wood  • Arranging The FIre  • Keep a Fire Going  • Sparking a Fire  • What Not to Burn  • Put Out a Campfire


Campfire types

Shortcut:
Campfire types

  Video: Log Cabin Type Fire  • Tee Pee  • Speed Fire


Campfire starting

Shortcut:
Campfire starting

  BSA Video: Build a Campfire
  ExpertVillage Videos: Campfire Building

Campfire safety

Shortcut:
Campfire safety

  Video: Safety  • Video: Dangers

See also


Related awards

Outdoor Skills Awards
Outdoor-related awards


Disclaimers

Disclaimer: This information is not intended as a substitute for professional advice, or formal training. Please note that the only materials recommended by the Boy Scouts of America are those found or listed in official BSA materials such as the current Boy Scout Handbook. Campfire Building recommendations are constantly being revised. Neither MeritBadge.Org, nor its contributors make any recommendations. See the Guide to Safe Scouting.

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