Bushwalking OAS

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