Jr. Maine Woodscraft (Level 1)

Ages 9 – 12

jmw_patchTypically, these campers experience a week in the woods learning to work safely and efficiently with camping tools, “tool craft,” (knives, hatchets and hand saws – closely supervised, of course). They become acquainted with maps and compasses, learn how to treat minor injuries, build camp fires, cook fireside meals, build their own shelter and more.

Junior Maine Woodscraft are taught by experienced instructors in a Maine camp. The curriculum may be completed in one season, or may be spread over longer periods of time, depending upon the age and skill of the young people who are participating. Award badges are presented for successful completion of each unit.

The Junior Maine Guide level requires a candidate to have completed the Junior Maine Woodscraft and Maine Woodscraft levels (or equivalent).

Goal of the Junior Maine Woodscraft Level

Individual Maine camps offer instruction and testing on each module to certify campers for the Level 1 Junior Maine Woodscraft patch, and to lay the foundation for level 2, Maine Woodscraft.

Modules & Areas of Evaluation – Junior Maine Woodscraft

15 Skills Testing Modules lead towards earning the Junior Maine Woodscraft patch.

  1. Tool Craft
  2. Canoeing
  3. Individual Shelter
  4. Map & Compass
  5. Map of Maine
  6. Trip Equipment
  7. First Aid/Wilderness First Aid
  8. Cooking
  1. Group Encampment
  2. Maine Issues & Environmental Concerns
  3. Fire Building
  4. Trees
  5. Hiking & Backpacking
  6. Leave No Trace Camping
  7. Outdoor Living Skills

Methods of Evaluation: Oral tests, skills tests, written tests, according to individual camp’s philosophy.

Length of Time Required: Varies due to length of camp session & age. Can be completed in one summer, or over several summers.

For more information: Contact Spencer Ordway, Chairman of the JMG Committee, Camp Winona, 207-647-3721 (email: thebat@winonacamps.com), Moose Curtis at 207-928-2107 (email: mr.moose675@gmail.com) or the MSC office.