Scouting Program Archives: Wilderness Survival Troop Program Feature

Wilderness Survival Troop Program Feature

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. Plan to test your troop’s members for these attributes.

The survival weekend highlight could be held in a Scout camp or in a wild area that will challenge their ability to build shelters and find food. Make sure that you have the necessary permissions if it is private property.

Find the complete plans for the Wilderness Survival Troop Program Feature on the BSA website.

15-piece survival kit built for hostile environments, Includes Gerber miniature multi-tool for a range of applications, Survival blanket, fire starter, snare wire, fishing and sewing kits, and more, Land to air rescue and SOS instructions, Comes with Bear Grylls' Priorities of Survival pocket guide

Bear Grylls Survival Series Ultimate Kit

Nylon pouch, multi-tool, miniature light, hand saw, signaling mirror, survival blanket, fire starter, waterproof matches, cotton ball fire tinder, snare wire, emergency cord, waxed thread, fishing kit, sewing kit, pocket survival guide, and rescue instructions.

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BSA Methods – The Outdoors

One of the methods for Boy Scouts is “the outdoors”. Being outdoors presents Boy Scouts with challenges and adventures. Boys enjoy the independence of getting away from home and taking care of themselves.

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The Outdoor Code

Every Scout who is spending time outdoors should be familiar with the Outdoor Code. It is especially important for Webelos, Boy Scouts, and Venturers who are out camping regularly.

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