Junior Maine Guide Curriculum

Level 1: Junior Maine Woodsman – Ages 9 – 12

Level 2: Maine Woodsman – Ages 12 – 14

Level 3: Junior Maine Guide – Ages 14 – 18


 Level 1: Junior Maine Woodsman

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  • canoeingAges 9 – 12
  • 15 Skills Testing Modules lead towards earning the Junior Maine Woodsman patch

Goal of the Junior Maine Woodsman Level: Individual Maine camps offer instruction and testing on each module to certify campers for the Level 1 Junior Maine Woodsman patch, and to lay the foundation for level 2, Maine Woodsman.

Modules & Areas of Evaluation – Junior Maine Woodsman

 
1. Tool Craft 6. Trip Equipment 11. Fire Building
2. Canoeing 7. First Aid / Wilderness First Aid 12. Trees
3. Individual Shelter 8. Cooking 13. Hiking & Backpacking
4. Map & Compass 9. Group Encampment 14. Leave No Trace Camping
5. Map of Maine 10. Maine Issues & Environmental Concerns 15. Outdoor Living Skills (General Knowledge)

Methods of Evaluation: Oral Tests, skills tests, written tests, according to individual camp’s philosophy.

Length of Time Required: Varies due to length of camp session & age. Can be completed in one summer, or over several summers.


 Level 2: Maine Woodsman

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  • Ages 12 – 14
  • 15 Skills Testing Modules lead towards earning the Maine Woodsman patch (Modules are same as Junior Maine Woodsman, but at a more advanced level.)

Goal of the Maine Woodsman Level: Individual Maine camps offer instruction and testing on each module to certify campers for the Level 2 Maine Woodsman patch, and to prepare them for the 3rd and final level training of JMG.

Modules & Areas of Evaluation – Maine Woodsman

 
1. Tool Craft 6. Trip Equipment 11. Fire Building
2. Canoeing 7. First Aid / Wilderness First Aid 12. Trees
3. Individual Shelter 8. Cooking 13. Hiking & Backpacking
4. Map & Compass 9. Group Encampment 14. Leave No Trace Camping
5. Map of Maine 10. Maine Issues & Environmental Concerns 15. Outdoor Living Skills (General Knowledge)

Methods of Evaluation: Oral Tests, skills tests, written tests, according to individual camp’s philosophy.

Length of Time Required: Varies due to length of camp session & age. Can be completed in one summer, or over several summers.

Patches & Certificates for Jr. Maine Woodsman & Maine Woodsman levels: To purchase these items, camp representatives should contact the MSC office to make a group order. These two levels of patches are available at a nominal cost plus shipping.


Level 3: Junior Maine Guide

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  • Ages 14 – 18
  • Participants must have completed levels 1 & 2 or the equivalent at their camps.

Goal of the Junior Maine Guide Level: Candidates will attend a 5-day encampment with their camps and be tested on the JMG modules.

Areas of Evaluation – Junior Maine Guide

 
Major Areas Minor Areas
1. Axemanship 1. Maine Issues
2. Canoeing 2. Fire Building/Wet Day Fire
3. Individual Shelter 3. Trees
4. Individual Fireplace 4. Hiking / Backpacking
5. Topographic Map 5. Equipment Knowledge
6. Map of Area 6. Environment Concerns
7. Map of Maine 7. Leave No Trace
8. Trip Equipment 8. Wilderness Regulations
9. First Aid 9. General Knowledge
10. Cooking 10. Wildlife Identification
11. Group Encampment

Methods of Evaluation: Oral Tests, skills tests, written tests, during the encampment, scored by JMG testers.

For more information: Contact Spencer Ordway, Chairman of the JMG Committee, Camp Winona, (207)-647-3721, Moose Curtis at (207) 966-3081 or the MSC office.

The Junior Maine Guide Patch is only available after successful completion of the JMG test camp. They are awarded in person at the final testing camp ceremony.