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 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 checklist 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 Protections - 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)