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 Some videos reference Safety-Wise, which has been replaced by the Safety Activity Checkpoints.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 Adult Development /Education Manager, listed in every issue of the Lead & Learn
  • Also available in classroom format, scheduled in the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri Lead & Learn

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



Basic Outdoor Cooking skills

Get a head start on Troop Camp A-Z, 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

Basic Knots and Hitches

Learn these knots and hitches before you take Troop Camp A-Z.

  • 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