Who should take Troop Camper Certification?
One adult per troop participating in:
- Outdoor campfires or activities using indoor fireplace.
- Camping when meals are not provided.
- Camping when meals are cooked using propane, butane, charcoal, solar cooking, wood fires, or hibachi.
- Camping at campgrounds on your own, not part of a community encampment.
- Although Troop Camper 1 is not required to camp in a building, it is highly recommended. The online videos are full of useful information.
Troop Camper Certification is a two-part course. Both parts must be completed in order to be certified.
Troop Camper Training Sequence
1. Register for a Troop Camper Part 2 session. Part 2 is a 7-hour outdoor experience that covers propane stoves, fire building, outdoor cooking, camping skills, and hiking. When you arrive at Troop Camper Certification Part 2, you will be assigned a patrol. The patrol will work together learning and trying new things. Please note: There is a $9 per person fee for Part 2 of this course to cover the cost of food and supplies.
TROOP CAMPER FOR PART 2- Use the link below to register for one of the classes. (Everyone MUST sign up for Part 2.)
Space is limited for Part 2 dates, so please register early. An e-mail will be sent with directions and more information before your training.
2. Complete the Overnight Orientation self study online (if NOT completed previously). See the Overnight Orientation tab on the Volunteer training page. Overnight Orientation Self-Study must be completed two weeks before attending Troop Camper Part 2.
3. Complete the Troop Camper Part 1 online module. Watch several videos on visiting the outdoors and camping. Use the following link to access the VIDEOS, OR VIEW THEM BELOW
- Answer the questions online at the end of each video or at the end of all the videos. You can also stop and start when it is convenient for you.
- Complete the Troop Camper Part 1 Self-Study
- All completed tests must be submitted at least two weeks before the Part 2 class.