lesson video links, and links to related Merit Badges and Boy Scout Awards.
Wilderness Survival is a popular Summer Camp Merit Badge! -
|The Wilderness Survival requirements were revised effective January 1, 2008.|
|Wilderness Survival merit badge|
|BSA Advancement ID:||117|
|Latest pamphlet revision:||2001/2007|
Wilderness Survival requirements
- The BSA Wilderness Survival Troop Program Feature offers meeting and activity plans to include Wilderness Survival as one of your monthly themes.
The Troop Wilderness Survival Monthly Theme includes meeting and activity materials.
- The Wilderness Survival Merit Badge Pamphlet is the primary reference.
- See Wilderness Survival Skills for: Survival Skills - Survival Kit - Shelter - Signaling - Campfire Starting
- Your handbook is your primary reference. See First Aid Skills for step-by-step instructions and lesson video links.
- See also: First Aid Merit Badge Pamphlet - First Aid Kit - Emergency Kit - Guide to Safe Scouting - Physcial
2, 3. Survival Skills checklists and videos.
4. Weather Skills - Dehydration - Cold Weather - Hypothermia - Wet Weather - Warm Weather - Heat Exhaustion - Heat Stroke
5. Survival Kit videos show each item and how they are used.
6. Fire Starting videos show eight ways to start a fire without matches.
- The Boy Scout Handbook is the primary reference. See Campfire Skills for step-by-step instructions and lesson video links.
- See also: Campfire Setup - Campfire Types - Campfire Starting - Campfire Safety - Firem'n Chit - Fire Safety Merit Badge
7. Survival Signaling videos
8. Survival Shelter videos show how to improvise natural shelters.
9. Insect Protection - Poisonous Animals - Food Handling and bears.
10. Water Purification
11. Warm Weather - Cold Weather
- Your handbook is your primary reference. See Outdoor Skills for step-by-step instructions and lesson video links.
- See also: Camping Merit Badge Pamphlet - Hiking Skills - Hydration - Outdoor Gear - Tents - Water Purification - Weather Skills
12. Survival Skills including the Identifying Plants & Food video.
- Outdoor Skills Awards
|General Merit Badge information
- Animated Knots: Basic Scout Knots - Forty Scout knots - Special Knots - Sailing knots - Fishing knots - Folsoms Knots - Animatedknots.com - Great Animations - More Animated Knots - More great Animated Knots - Still more - Knot Videos - Basics Videos - Basics2
- Other Knot Links: Advanced knots - Ropers Knots Page - Climbing Knots - Fishing knots - Knots Index
- Cooking Gear: REI: Cookware - BSA Cooking Gear - REI: Stoves - Stove Safety
- Dutch Oven Cooking: International Dutch Oven Society - USScouts.Org - MacScouter - dutchovencookware.com
- Camps Database
- Assn of Outdoor Recreation and Education
- Backpacker Magazine
- Equipped to Survive
- Wilderness Education Association
- US Geological Survey Free Topographical Maps - Download the pdf or buy 22”x27” maps for $7 each.
- Topozone.com Choose your topographical map and scale, then click Print Map, free 8.5x11.
- Google Maps Satellite, Street, and Terrain Maps:
- Terraserver Free Large Satellite Photos - Enter Address, choose large size, print, right click, Save as)