Of the many activities in scouting, spending time outdoors provides a foundation for scouting's best lessons. Scouts learn how to enjoy, respect, and survive in the great outdoors. Most importantly, they will learn how to do all of these things safely. Skills are built up as a scout advances through the ranks, starting with the most basic safety techniques such as the buddy system, all the way to learning how to properly handle knives, fire and beyond. Advance scouts build skills such as first aid, wilderness survival, and high adventure camping. Outdoor lessons learned in the scouting program last a lifetime.
The Outdoor Code
As an American, I will do my best to -
Be clean in my outdoor manners.
Be careful with fire.
Be considerate in the outdoors.
Be conservation minded.
Outdoor Preparation Resources
- Prepare & Training
- Training for New Leaders
- National Youth Leadership Training
- Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)
- Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders (OWL)
- Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)
- Chartered Organization Representative Training
- Wood Badge Training Course Information
- Youth Protection