Responsibility to Group




Search  Inquiry Net

Back ] Home ] Up ] Next ]

Heat Loss Bear Song
COLD Key Bear Song
Insulation Basics
Breaking Through Ice
Responsibility to Group
Women's Hygiene
Permission Forms

Scout Books

Site Contents

Winter camping places special responsibilities on members of the group.  Because of the cold, you must always be watching your partners for signs of frostbite and hypothermia.  Scout groups are lucky because they usually know watch other fairly well.  This is beneficial in detecting hypothermia because one of the earliest signs is a personality change.  For example, a person who is usually very talkative and outgoing becomes quiet and keeps to himself.  This is a sure sign of hypothermia.  The victim of hypothermia will not even know this is going on.  He will be depending on the other members in his group to detect his  condition.

Frostbite must be constantly watched for because a person will not realize his condition till it's too late.  Everyone should keep an eye on everyone else for whitish-gray spots on exposed skin such as the face.

The most important responsibility of an individual is not to the group, however, it is to oneself.  If you feel yourself getting cold, you must take charge of yourself and get yourself warm.  There is a tremendous urge to put off getting warm because you are a little comfortable sitting waiting for dinner.  Unless you do something about your coldness, the minute you feel it coming on it will just keep getting worse.  There is absolutely no reason you should be cold while you are out camping.  You must take responsibility for yourself because if you don't, you might get a lot of your friends into a bad situation.

So we've found out you have two responsibilities, one to the group to help others, and the other, the most important, to yourself.  There is a tendency for people to draw themselves down inside all the layers of their clothing.  You should try to avoid this by making a conscious effort to help others and participate fully in the group.  It will keep you warmer in the long run.






Additional Information:

Peer- Level Topic Links:
Heat Loss Bear Song ] COLD Key Bear Song ] Insulation Basics ] Frostbite ] Hypothermia ] Breaking Through Ice ] [ Responsibility to Group ] Women's Hygiene ] Permission Forms ]

Parent- Level Topic Links:
Winter Camp ] Activities & Recreation ] Food & Water ] Gear & Clothing ] Health & Safety ] Sleep & Shelter ] Travel & Navigation ]

The Inquiry Net Main Topic Links:
 [Outdoor Skills]  [Patrol Method [Old-School]  [Adults [Advancement]  [Ideals]  [Leadership]  [Uniforms]

Search This Site:

Search Amazon.Com:

When you place an order with Amazon.Com using the search box below, a small referral fee is returned to The Inquiry Net to help defer the expense of keeping us online.  Thank you for your consideration!



Amazon Logo



Scout Books Trading Post

Dead Bugs, Blow Guns, Sharp Knives, & Snakes:
What More Could A Boy Want?

Old School Scouting:
What to Do, and How to Do It!

To Email me, replace "(at)" below with "@"

If you have questions about one of my 2,000 pages here, you must send me the "URL" of the page!
This "URL" is sometimes called the "Address" and it is usually found in a little box near the top of your screen.  Most URLs start with the letters "http://"

The Kudu Net is a backup "mirror" of The Inquiry Net.  

2003, 2011 The Inquiry Net,  In addition to any Copyright still held by the original authors, the Scans, Optical Character Recognition, extensive Editing,  and HTML Coding on this Website are the property of the Webmaster.   My work may be used by individuals for non-commercial, non-web-based activities, such as Scouting, research, teaching, and personal use so long as this copyright statement and a URL to my material is included in the text
The purpose of this Website is to provide access  to hard to find, out-of-print documents.  Much of the content has been edited to be of practical use in today's world and is not intended as historical preservation.   I will be happy to provide scans of specific short passages in the original documents for people involved in academic research.  


Last modified: October 15, 2016.