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Whether your children will enrol in a summer scouts program or go boating or camping, knot tying is an essential survival skill. These knots can come in handy outdoors, from tying a simple square knot to creating a bowline.
Getting your child interested in orienteering gives them an appreciation for being outdoors and better understanding their surroundings. Knowing how to use a compass and read maps is an important lifesaving skill that can be taught with play.

Giving our kids the freedom to just be kids can come with the occasional injury. And when it is their playmate that is injured, they do not hesitate to go to their rescue. 

It is in our nature to help others. As we teach our children the basics of first-aid we are also allowing the development of compassion, self-esteem, and sense of purpose. 

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Camping with the kids: bags exploding, dirt everywhere, cuts and bruises… also the most fun you’ll have all year. Without breaking the bank, we’re bringing you 7 camping hacks you didn’t know you needed - until now.
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Whether you plan to venture to the city park, provincial park or national park, there are some basic safety tips everyone should know to help keep you and the family healthy, happy and make the most of your outdoor adventure!
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If you plan to get outside and enjoy some hiking, you might be in an area where there are black bears, grizzlies or both. Black bears are prevalent across Canada (and the United States of America), while grizzly bears are found in Western Canada. How do you avoid an encounter with a bear and keep yourself safe? The first step is to understand bears and their behaviour.