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Duration - 1-2 days. The aim is for everyone to be fully competent and confident by the end of the course, leaving time in between for you to practice your skills before you need to use them for real. This skill could be considered the most risky by insurers and you will need to demonstrate you have had adequate training. If you already have some experience then 1 day will probably be adequate, however if you are a complete beginner, we would advise taking the 2 day course.
How to safely build, light, maintain and extinguish a camp fire on the ground
Identifying suitable fire sites
Understanding legislation around lighting fires in different settings
Identifying and collecting suitable firewood, kindling and tinder
Wood preparation and safe tool use
Opportunities to practice and learn
Time for reflection and one to one guidance
How to build, light and maintain a camp fire in a raised dish
How to support people of all ages and abilities to enjoy a fire safely
Complete a camp fire risk assessment suited to your setting
Opportunities to practice and learn with one to one support
Experiment with different fire lays.
What can I expect?
£100 per person
Frylands Wood Scout Centre
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