Ages 9 – 12
Typically, 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 Woodsmen 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 Woodsman and Maine Woodsman levels (or equivalent).
Goal of the Junior Maine Woodsman Level
Individual Maine camps offer instruction and testing on each module to certify campers for the Level 1 Junior Maine Woodsman patch, and to lay the foundation for level 2, Maine Woodsman.
Modules & Areas of Evaluation – Junior Maine Woodsman
15 Skills Testing Modules lead towards earning the Junior Maine Woodsman patch.
- Tool Craft
- Individual Shelter
- Map & Compass
- Map of Maine
- Trip Equipment
- First Aid/Wilderness First Aid
- Group Encampment
- Maine Issues & Environmental Concerns
- Fire Building
- Hiking & Backpacking
- Leave No Trace Camping
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org), Moose Curtis at 207-928-2107 (email: email@example.com) or the MSC office.