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Video Resources

Videos are available from the Emerson Resource Center at the St. Louis Service Center. Some videos reference Safety-Wise, which has been replaced by the Safety Activity Checkpoints.

Campfires and Pressurized Fuels:
Campfires and Pressurized Fuels certification is required of at least one adult using or supervising the use of pressurized fuel lanterns or stoves at a Girl Scout activity.

  • Note: To receive a completion letter, download the workbook, complete the study pages and submit them with a completed adult education registration card to your District Home Study Coordinator or District Volunteer Development Manager, listed in every issue of the Lead & Learn
  • Home study is available from the District Home Study Coordinator or District Volunteer Development Manager, listed in every issue of the Lead & Learn
  • Also available in classroom format, scheduled in the GSEM Lead & Learn



Basic Knots and Hitches:
Learn these knots and hitches before you take Troop Camp A or B.

  • Download the workbook
  • Learn how to tie three knots: square knot, sheet bend and bowline
  • Learn how to tie three hitches: half hitch, clove hitch and taut line hitch



Basic Outdoor Cooking skills:
Get a head start on Troop Camp A or B, Basic Campcraft Skills or other outdoor courses.

  • Download the workbook
  • Introduce your troop to outdoor cooking skills
  • Increase your comfort level with outdoor cooking
  • Learn about six different types of outdoor food preparation, including foil packs, pie irons and Dutch ovens
  • Learn about equipment needed, advantages and tips for food preparation
  • Learn about cooking with charcoal
  • Learn about knife safety
  • Learn about safety precautions for all types of cooking



Creative Outdoor Cooking:

  • Download the workbook
  • Make a box oven, vagabond stove and buddy burner
  • Take Dutch oven cooking to the next level, literally, by stacking several and cooking different foods simultaneously
  • Cook foods using a clay flower pot or an insulated container

This video also includes sections on:

  • Observing Leave No Trace principles when cooking outdoors
  • Handling meats safely