Stage 1 Requirements (see separate page for bushwalking skills)
¨ I can help pack a backpack for a day walk.
» Consider what is needed
» Consider the best way of packing it
¨ I can dress myself for a day walk
» Consider the best types of clothes for bushwalking
» Consider if I will be comfortable in different weather conditions
¨ I can list what food to bring on a day bushwalk.
» Consider what would be good for me and give me energy
» Consider what is nutritious and can be lightweight
¨ I know why it is important to stick to trails when outdoors.
» Consider why the trail is there
¨ I know why to stop when I get lost in the bush.
¨ I can put together a small personal First Aid kit for our bushwalk
» Consider blisters, dehydration and small wounds that may be encountered along the way
¨ I can explain the buddy system
¨ I can identify the four main cardinal points of the compass
¨ I can identify the main parts of the compass
¨ I have attended at least one bushwalk of at least one hour’s duration at this stage.
¨ I can demonstrate behaving safely while bushwalking.
» Consider the environment, people, and equipment
¨ I can talk about what I enjoyed or learnt from going on a bushwalk