Fire Ranger Badge

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All Requirements necessary: Steps 1-6

Description:  Trail Life Handbook

(First Printing)

Trail Life Handbook

(Second Printing)

Resource:
1. Explain how the low-impact camping method (See The Trailman’s Handbook) relates to fires and helps fulfill the Trailman Oath to “be a good steward of creation
2.

Research what the Bible says about fire.

a. List at least three instances of fire in the Bible. Read Exodus 3:2, Judges 13:20, Hebrews 12:29, Acts 2:3-4
b.

How is fire a curse and a blessing to mankind?

c.

Read Exodus 3:2, Judges 13:20, Hebrews 12:29, Acts 2:3-4. How does God use fire to describe his presence, passion, and purity in the Bible?

3. 

How did man’s ability to start, sustain, and control fire change the world?

4. 

Fire safety

a. Explain the use of buckets, rakes, and shovels in containing a campfire in a certain location.
b.

Describe safe places to have a campfire, how to learn local regulations, and how to set up a fire circle.

c.
Describe safe vs. unsafe clothing near campfires and open flames.
d.

Describe safe vs. unsafe behavior around a campfire.

e.

Demonstrate how to put out fire on your clothing, hair, or body.

f.

Demonstrate safe striking of stick and book matches and safe use of a lighter.

5.

Fire materials

a.

Explain the use and purpose of tinder, kindling, and fuel firewood.

b.

Explain why wet, green, or ant/vine-covered wood is unsafe and not good for fires.

c.

Describe several types of fire starters that can be made or purchased.

6. Fire building
a. Demonstrate building at least three different fire-lays and explain when you would use each one.
b.

Light one of the fire lays, attend it, and keep it burning.

c.

When finished with the fire, demonstrate the proper way to extinguish it to dead out.

 

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