The Boy Scout Planning Guide suggests a Wilderness Survival Program Feature for January 2014. This wilderness survival program feature offers the opportunity to plan a month’s worth of troop activities with a focus on outdoor skills and survival techniques.
The plans for the Wilderness Survival troop program feature can be found in Volume 3 of Troop Program Features from BSA:
Early man practiced wilderness survival because he had to. We practice it today because it is a challenge and because even today we might confront a situation requiring knowledge of survival techniques in the wild. Wilderness survival requires the ability to evaluate circumstances, make decisions, and keep a clear mind.
Wilderness Survival Program
Younger scouts can work on their early rank requirements, including citizenship and outdoor skills. Older scouts can earn the Wilderness Survival merit badge . Other badge possibilities include Cooking, Camping, Hiking, and Orienteering.
The featured activity for this month is a survival weekend. Scouts learn to build shelters and find food.