Winter Hiking Safety
Winter First Aid
Winter Hazards
Winter Clothing
Winter Clothing Two
100

Who should you tell when you go for a walk?

A responsible adult

100

Being grumpy or tired on a hike can be signs of what?

Dehydration or hypoglycemia

100

Why do you not play in snow piles on the side of the road?

Cars can not see you.

The snow piles could collapse.

100

How should you dress to stay warm when going outside in winter?

In multiple layers

100

What type of footwear should you wear on a winter hike?

Waterproof boots and synthetic or wool socks

200

Where can you keep your water bottle so it does not freeze?

Next to your body

200

What injury can result from sticking a tongue on frozen metal?

Skin can be left behind on the metal, causing an abrasion

200

Should you walk on ice?

Bonus-What thickness does ice need to be to walk on?

No. especially not without measuring the thickness and determining if it is safe. 

Minimum 10cm 

200

What fabric wicks moisture to keep you warm and dry?

Synthetic

200

Why is it recommended to wear wool clothing?

It will stay warm when wet

300

What do you need to keep warm in an emergency?

An emergency blanket/space blanket

300

What condition is it when your body temperature is too low? Bonus 100- what temperature is too low?

Hypothermia

Below 35 Celsius

300

Is the ice at the edge of a lake or pond thinner or thicker than the middle?

Ice around the edge of any body of water can be much thinner than the middle

300

Why should you wear a hat?

Prevent heat loss

300

Why do you not wear cotton in the winter?

Cotton holds moisture- wet cotton will make you chilled

400

Should you leave a map or location of your hike?

Yes! Always leave a hike plan with a responsible adult

400

What body parts most frequently get frostbite?

Fingertips, toes, ears, nose.

400

What piece of equipment should you wear while tobogganing?

A helmet

400

What is warmer, mittens or gloves?

Mittens keep your hands warmer

400

What is the minimum amount of layers you should have on in the winter?

Three- base layer, mid layer and outer layer


500

What should you do when you are lost?

Hug a Tree

500

How can you treat hypothermia?

Warm the person up. Warm liquids, blankets, get wet clothing off, close, but not too close to fire

500

What is the opening and closing of Cubs called?

The Grand Howl 

500

Why are goggles or sun glasses important in sunny winter snow conditions?

Prevent snow blindness

500

Why does Scouter Bruce tell you not to roll around in the snow?

Because you can get wet. Nothing is worse than cold and wet

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