- Extra Collar
- Extra Leash
- Three Cleanup Bags (at least)
- First-Aid Kit
- Identification (for my human handler)
- Signaling Device (whistle or mirror)
Mom was required to understand the principal of outdoorsmanship, leaving nothing behind by footprints and taking nothing but photographs of the wonderful flora and fauna of the forest. She also had to demonstrate how to start a fire with one match, knowing the differences between tinder, kindling, and fuel and where to find these items.
Another requirement for me to earn the badge was that Mom had to demonstrate cooking over a fire. The Troop chose pancakes as the meal to prepare. Freshly picked wild huckleberries provided a pleasant surprise to the otherwise so-so flap jacks.
Breakfast -- Pancakes with a side of RedBarn
Speaking of pancakes, my little sister does an incredible imitation of a pancake. In case you aren't familiar with the term, it means to spread oneself out on a flat surface (often times a bed or couch) doing absolutely nothing. I believe the pancake is a distant relative to the couch potato.