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Lighting a fire is a fundamental skill in Scouting.

Fire provides us with:

  • warmth,
  • heat to cook food or boil water,
  • the a focal point of a scout campfire.

Types of firesEdit

Gypsey fireEdit

Gypsey Fire
|| This is similar to a star fire - but has a tripod over it to hold a cooking pot


Trench fireEdit

Trench Fire
This fire has a number of advantages:


Alter fireEdit

Altar Fire

Reflector fireEdit

Reflector Fire
This fire is used for warmth.

Hunter's fireEdit

Hunter's Fire