Edible fire safety lesson

No one wants to hear the words “Don’t do this, don’t do that.” So here’s a fun way to teach scouts how to stay safe around the campfire.

I loved this lesson we had during Girl Scout camp, which taught the girls how to safely start and put out a campfire for cooking.Sweet way to teach campfire safety: Edible fire safety lesson for scouts and kids

What you’ll need:

  • mini marshmallows and/or cheerios
  • pretzels
  • potato sticks
  • red hots,┬áhot tamales or other candy
  • candy corn
  • cups
  • plates
  1. Pull back your hair.
  2. Create a safety circle outside your “fire circle.” (Make sure the area is clear around your plate.)
  3. Fill a “water bucket” (a cup) and keep nearby.
  4. Make your fire circle ring with cheerios or mini marshmallows.
  5. Create an A-frame of “logs” with your pretzels.
  6. Make a teepee of “tinder” (potato sticks).
  7. Light with a match (red hots or hot tamales).
  8. Add your “kindling” (short pretzels or Chinese noodles).
  9. Candy corn will show it’s burning brighter. (optional)
The girls loved this activity, and we were sure to plan an active activity soon after!

You might also like: Earn your Brownie Senses badge at camp.


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