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[[Outdoor Skills]] are important parts of the [[Cub Scout]], [[Webelos]], and [[Boy Scout]] programs:
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<center><big>[[Troop Program Features]] let you make {{PAGENAME}} a part of your troop program.<br>These are also the resources for [[Outdoorsman|Webelos Outdoorsman]]. </big></center><br>
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[[Outdoor skills]] are important parts of the [[Cub Scout]], [[Webelos]], and [[Scouts BSA]] programs:
* [[Cub Scouts]] can camp with their [[Pack]] or at [[Cub Scout Resident Camp]].
* [[Cub Scouts]] can camp with their [[Pack]] or at [[Cub Scout Resident Camp]].
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* [[Webelos]] earn their [[Outdoorsman]] care for their bikes as a part of the [[Handyman|Webelos Handyman Activity Badge]].
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* [[Webelos]] earn their [[Outdoorsman|Webelos Outdoorsman Activity Badge]].
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* [[Boy Scouts]] earn their [[Camping]], [[Hiking]], [[Backpacking]], and [[Wilderness Survival]] Merit Badges.
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* [[Scouts BSA Portal|Scouts]] earn their [[Camping]], [[Hiking]], [[Backpacking]], and [[Wilderness Survival]] Merit Badges.
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==Resources==
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While the ''[[Scouts BSA Handbook]]'' and the <span class=plainlinks>[https://www.scoutshop.org/nsearch/?q=Camping+merit+badge+pamphlet+641580 Camping Merit Badge Pamphlet] ([https://www.scoutshop.org/nsearch/?q=Camping+merit+badge+pamphlet+619133 Spanish]</span>) are primary resources, the links below can help you learn {{PAGENAME}}. See the [[{{PAGENAME}}#Disclaimers|Disclaimers]].
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*[[Troop Program Features|Make these a part of your Troop Program]].
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*'''See''': [[Camping]], [[Backpacking]], [[Hiking]], and [[Wilderness Survival]] Merit Badges.
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{{Scout Skills See Also}}
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; '''BSA Videos''': The [http://www.scouting.org/applications/rankvideo.aspx BSA Video: Skills Lessons] are excellent but are large files that require [http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/ Apple QuickTime].<br>
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; This symbol notes many other lesson videos.
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==Basic Skills==
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==Outdoor Basics==
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[http://www.expertvillage.com/results.aspx?q=camping Camping Lesson Videos]''': [http://www.scouting.org/applications/rankvideo.aspx BSA Skill Lesson Videos] -
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{{Shortcut|[[Outdoor Basics]]}}
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://old.scouting.org/boyscouts/rankvideo/tenderfoot/TF1.m4v BSA Video: Overnight camping gear] ''([[{{PAGENAME}}#Resources|See notes.]])''<br>
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/results.aspx?q=camping Video: Camping Lesson Videos]<br>
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* [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/backcountry+health+topics.html REI: Health Topics] {{•}}[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/before+leave+home.html REI: Before You Leave Home]
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==Packing==
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====Sun Protection====
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[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/15348_camping-packing-intro.htm Packing]
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{{Shortcut|[[Sun Protection]]}}
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/124185_backpacking-health-sunscreen.htm Video: Sunscreen] {{•}} [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/18059_camping-pack-sun-bug-protection.htm Video: Learn What Sun & Bug Protection Gear to Pack When Camping]<br>
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*[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/sunscreen.html REI: Sun] {{•}} [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/sunglasses.html REI: Sunglasses] {{•}}[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/sun+protection.html REI: Sun-Protection Clothing] {{•}}[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/backcountry+health+topics.html REI: Sun, Bugs, Plants]
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==Layering==
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====Insect Protection====
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[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/15360_camping-packing-underlayers.htm Layering]
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{{Shortcut|[[Insect Protection]]}}
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/124186_backpacking-health-insect-repellent.htm Video: Insect Repellent]
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*[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/insect+repellent.html REI: Insect Repellent]
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==Wet Weather==
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====Hygiene====
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[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/15362_camping-packing-wetweather.htm Wet Weather]
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{{Shortcut|[[Hygiene]]}}
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*[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/hygiene+sanitation.html REI: Hygiene and Sanitation]
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==Campsite==
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====Outdoor Safety====
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* [http://www.rei.com/LearnShareDetailArticlesList?storeId=8000&categoryId=Camping&url=rei/learn/camp/rtcmp2f.jsp Campsite Selection] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/1900_backpacking-campsite.htm Campsite]
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{{Shortcut|[[Outdoor Safety]]}}
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* '''Guide to Safe Scouting''': {{•}}[http://www.scouting.org/healthandsafety/gss/gss03.aspx Guide to Safe Scouting: Camping] {{•}}[http://www.scouting.org/healthandsafety/gss/gss10.aspx Unit Camping] {{•}}[http://www.scouting.org/healthandsafety/gss/gss03.aspx Wilderness Camping] {{•}}[http://www.scouting.org/healthandsafety/gss/gss03.aspx Beware of Lightning] {{•}}[http://www.scouting.org/healthandsafety/gss/gss03.aspx Trail Safety]
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://old.scouting.org/boyscouts/rankvideo/tenderfoot/TF5.m4v BSA Video: Safe Hiking] ''([[{{PAGENAME}}#Resources|See notes.]])''<br>
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/131586_how-use-buddy-system-when.htm Video: Buddy System] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/18238_hiking-location-permits.htm Video: Hiking Regulations & Permits] {{•}}
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* [[Buddy System]] {{•}}[http://www.americanhiking.org/AHSimg/detailimage/Detailimage263.pdf Amer. Hiking Soc: Hiking Safety] {{•}} [http://www.ehow.com/video_2358746_prepare-potential-hiking-dangers.html Hiking Dangers] {{•}}[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/trailhead+security.html REI: Security]
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==Sleeping Bags==
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==Backpacking skills==
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleeping_bag#Design_types Types of Sleeping Bags] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/15358_camping-packing-syntheticsleepingbag.htm Video: Sleeping Bags]
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:''See'' '''''[[Backpacking skills]]''''' ''for [[Backpacks]], [[Packing a Backpack|Packing]], [[Reducing Weight]], [[Backpacking Stoves|Stoves]], [[Backpacking Gear|Gear]], and more.
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==Sleeping Pads==
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==Campfire Building==
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*[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/15364_camping-packing-pads.htm Pads ]
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:''See'' '''''[[Campfire Building]]''''' ''for [[Ax and Saw Skills]], [[Campfire Setup]], [[Campfire Types|Types]], [[Campfire Starting|Starting]], [[Campfire Safety|Safety]], and more.
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==Tents==
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==Campsite==
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tent#Current_tent_styles Types of Tents] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/407_set-up-tent.htm Video: Tents]
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{{Shortcut|[[Campsite]]}}
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/1900_backpacking-campsite.htm Video: Campsites] {{•}} [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/18056_camping-pack-considerations.htm Video: Finding Practical Campsites] {{•}} [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/18234_multiday-hiking-choose-campsite.htm Video: How to Choose a Campsite] {{•}} [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/131594_how-choose-location-camping.htm Video: How to Choose a Location] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/18869_nature-hiking-campsite-hazards.htm Video: Campsite Hazards]<br>
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*[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/campsite+selection.html REI: Campsite Selection] {{•}}[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/settingup+camp.html REI: Setting up Camp]
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==Water Purification==
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==Camps==
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*[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/15355_camping-packing-purified.htm Water Purification]
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{{Shortcut|[[Camps]]}}
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*[http://usscouts.org/databases/camp/ocd.cgi USSCouts.Org Boy Scout Camps database with reviews]
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*Find BSA Council Camps: [http://www.scouting.org/media/lcl.aspx BSA: Find Councils] {{•}}
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*[http://www.scouting.org/councils/all.aspx BSA: Council websites] {{•}}[http://www.angelfire.com/wy/gilwell/links.html Unofficial list of Council websites] {{•}}
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*[http://www.scoutcampsusa.com/ Scout Camps USA Printed Book] [http://www.scoutcampsusa.com/frame_reviewstrack.html Online]
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==Leave No Trace==
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*[http://usscouts.org/databases/camp/ocd.cgi Camps Database]
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*[[Leave No Trace]] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/1964_low-impact-hiking.htm Leave No Trace]
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==Outdoor Code==
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==Clothing==
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*[[Outdoor Code]]
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:''See'' '''''[[Cooking Skills]]''''' ''for [[Footwear]], [[Socks]], [[Layering]], [[Cold Weather]], [[Warm Weather]], and more.
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==Camping Checklist==
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==Cooking Skills==
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*[[Camping Checklist]]s - [http://www.howtocampingtips.com/camping-checklist/camping-checklist.php More Checklists]
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:''See'' '''''[[Cooking Skills]]''''' ''for [[Meal Planning]], [[Recipes]], [[Food Handling]], [[Dutch Oven Cooking]], and more.
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==Cooking==
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==First Aid==
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*[http://usscouts.org/cooking.asp Cooking] - [http://usscouts.org/camping.asp USScouts: Camping] - [[Cooking|Cooking Merit Badge]] - [[Template:Outdoor Cooking Links]]
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* See [[First-Aid Skills]], [[First-Aid Kit]], and [[First Aid|First Aid Merit Badge]].
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==Camps==
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==Gear==
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*[http://usscouts.org/databases/camp/ocd.cgi Camps Database]
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{{Shortcut|[[Outdoor Gear]]}}
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/15348_camping-packing-intro.htm Video: Packing]
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*[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/trekking+poles+hiking+staffs.html REI: Trekking Poles and Hiking Staffs] {{•}}[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/binoculars.html REI: Binoculars] {{•}}[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/twoway+radios.html REI: Two-Way Radios]
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/2187_advanced-hiking-equipment.htm Video: Gear]
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====Lights====
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{{Shortcut|[[Lights]]}}
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/18060_camping-pack-lighting.htm Video: Lighting Needs]<br>
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* [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/flashlight.html REI: Flashlights] {{•}}[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/headlamp.html REI: Headlamps] {{•}}[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/lantern.html REI: Lanterns]
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====Checklists====
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{{Shortcut|[[Outdoor Checklists]]}}
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*[[Camping Checklist]]s {{•}}[http://www.howtocampingtips.com/camping-checklist/camping-checklist.php More Checklists] {{•}}[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/adventure+travel+gear+checklist.html REI: Adventure Travel Checklist] {{•}}[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/backpacking+checklist.html REI: Backpacking Checklist] {{•}}[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/snow+camping+checklist.html REI: Snow Camping Checklist] {{•}}[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/ten+essentials.html REI: The Ten Essentials]
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==Water Treatment==
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==Hiking Skills==
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*[http://www.rei.com/learn/Camping/rei/learn/camp/clwatertreatf?vcat=REI_EXPERT_ADVICE_CAMPING Water Treatment]
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{{Shortcut|[[Hiking Skills]]}}
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:'''See''' [[Hiking|Hiking Merit Badge]]. [[TPF-Hiking|Make Hiking A Part of Your Troop Program]].<br>
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://old.scouting.org/boyscouts/rankvideo/secondclass/SC1b.m4v BSA Video: Second Class Five-Mile Hike] ''([[{{PAGENAME}}#Resources|See notes.]])''<br>
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/results.aspx?q=hiking Hiking Videos] {{•}} [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/2193_advanced-hiking-planning.htm Videos: Planning] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/48528_appalachian-mountains-footwear.htm Videos: Footwear] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/156472_packing-day-hikes.htm Packing for Day Hikes] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/18277_hiking-gear-day-pack-hike.htm How to Choose & Use a Backpack for a Day Hike] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/18233_hiking-location-pace.htm Video: Keeping a Hiking Pace] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/18232_hiking-location-dry.htm Video: How to Keep Your Feet Dry] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/18227_hiking-location-plan.htm Video: Hike Planning] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/18228_hiking-location-beginner.htm Video: Hiking for Beginners] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/18230_hiking-location-advanced.htm Video: Advanced Hike Plans]<br>
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*'''[http://www.americanhiking.org Amer. Hiking Soc:]''' [http://www.americanhiking.org/AHSimg/detailimage/Detailimage4a1.pdf Food] {{•}}[http://www.americanhiking.org/AHSimg/detailimage/Detailimage4a7.pdf Myths] {{•}}[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/day+hiking+checklist.html REI: Day Hike Checklist] {{•}}[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/daypack.html REI: Daypacks]
==Hydration==
==Hydration==
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*[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/hydrate.html Hydration] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/1905_backpacking-hydration.htm Video: Hydration] -
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{{Shortcut|[[Hydration]]}}
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/hydrate.html REI: Hydration] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/1905_backpacking-hydration.htm Video: Hydration] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/18280_hiking-gear-water.htm Video: Hiking Water Gear]
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<br>*[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/hydration+system.html REI: Hydration System] {{•}}[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/water+bottles.html REI: Water Bottles] {{•}}[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/cleaning+water+bottles.html REI: Cleaning Water Bottles] {{•}}[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/water+researcher+QA.html REI: Water] {{•}}[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/water+treatment+backcountry.html REI: Water Treatment: Backcountry] {{•}}[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/water+risks.html REI: Water Risks]
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==Leave No Trace==
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{{Leave No Trace Links}}
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==Backpacking==
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==Navigation==
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==Backpacks==
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:''See'' '''''[[Navigation]]''''' ''for [[ Navigation Without a Compass]], [[Maps]], [[Compass]], [[GPS]], [[Lost]], and more.
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*[http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwrec/touch/camping/ext-vs-int.html Internal Frame vs External Frame] - [http://www.helium.com/items/271210-the-difference-between-internal-frame-and-external-frame-backpacks The Difference between Internal- and External-frame backpacks] - [http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwrec/touch/camping/ext-vs-int.html Internal Frame vs External Frame]
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[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/1901_backpacking-food-prep.htm Food] -
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*[http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/172_backpacking-video.htm Backpacking Lesson Videos]''': [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/1895_backpacking-gear.htm Gear] -
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==Outdoor Code==
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*[[Outdoor Code]]
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==Sleeping Bags==
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{{Shortcut|[[Sleeping Bags]]}}
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/15358_camping-packing-syntheticsleepingbag.htm Video: Sleeping Bags] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/18063_camping-pack-choose-sleeping-bag.htm Video: Choosing a Sleeping Bag] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/156471_buying-sleeping-bags.htm Video: Buying Sleeping Bags] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/156465_staying-warm-sleeping-bag.htm Staying Warm in a Sleeping Bag] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/129866_how-select-sleeping-bag-camping.htm Video: Selecting a Sleeping Bag] {{•}} <br>
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleeping_bag#Design_types Wikipedia: Types of Sleeping Bags] {{•}}[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/sleeping+bag.html REI: Sleeping Bags for Camping] {{•}}[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/sleeping+bag+backpacking.html REI Video: Sleeping Bags for Backpacking] {{•}}[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/caring+sleeping+bag.html REI: Sleeping Bags Care & Repair] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/135881_storing-sleeping-bags.htm Storing Sleeping Bags]
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*[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/bivy+sack.html REI: Bivy Sacks] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/18064_camping-pack-bivi.htm Video: Bivi Bags]
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==Sleeping Pads==
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{{Shortcut|[[Sleeping Pads]]}}
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; Videos: [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/18062_camping-pack-choose-sleeping-pad.htm Video: How to Choose a Sleeping Pad] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/135882_camping-sleeping-pads.htm] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/15364_camping-packing-pads.htm Sleeping Pads] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/135882_camping-sleeping-pads.htm Camping Sleeping Pads] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/135883_packing-inflatable-sleeping-pads.htm Packing Inflatable Sleeping Pads] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/129880_how-select-ground-mat-camping.htm Video: Selecting a Ground Mat]<br>
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*[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/right+sleeping+pad.html REI: Sleeping Pads] {{•}}
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==Tent Types==
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{{Shortcut|[[Tent Types]]}}
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/407_set-up-tent.htm Video: Tents] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/18061_camping-pack-choose-tent.htm Video: How to Choose a Tent] {{•}} [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/156474_pitch-tent.htm Video: How to Pitch a Tent] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/18245_multiday-hiking-setup-tent.htm Video: How to Set Up a Tent] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/135874_backpacking-tent-types.htm Backpacking Tent Types]<br>
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*Tents: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tent#Current_tent_styles Types of Tents] {{•}}[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/family+base+camping+tent.html REI: Tents: Family/Base Camp] {{•}}[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/backpacking+tent.html REI: Tents: Backpacking] {{•}}[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/caring+tent.html REI: Tent Care Care & Repair]
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==Tent Setup==
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{{Shortcut|[[Tent Setup]]}}
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://old.scouting.org/boyscouts/rankvideo/tenderfoot/TF2.m4v BSA Video: Tenderfoot Help Pitch a Tent] {{•}}[http://old.scouting.org/boyscouts/rankvideo/secondclass/SC2b.m4v BSA Video: Second Class Pitch a Tent] ''([[{{PAGENAME}}#Resources|See notes.]])''
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* [[Campsite|Campsite Selection]]
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/130496_where-set-up-tent.htm Video: Where to Set Up a Tent] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/130497_clearing-an-area-for-a.htm Video: Clearing an Area for a Tent] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/130503_how-stake-down-tent.htm Video: How to Stake Down a Tent] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/130498_laying-out-ground-tarp-tents.htm Video: Laying Out Ground Tarp for Tents] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/130499_laying-out-a-tent.htm Video: Laying Out a Tent] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/130500_putting-tent-poles-together.htm Video: Putting Tent Poles Together] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/130502_raising-a-tent.htm Video: Raising a Tent]
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==Water Purification==
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{{Shortcut|[[Water Purification]]}}
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/124188_backpacking-health-importance-water-purification.htm Video: Importance of Water Purification] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/155850_wilderness-survival-safe-drinking-water.htm Video: Safe Drinking Water] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/155855_wilderness-survival-water-purification-process.htm Water Video: Purification Process] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/130478_wilderness-survival-skills-finding-fresh.htm Video: Finding Fresh Water] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/15355_camping-packing-purified.htm Video: Water Purification]<br>
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*Methods:[http://www.rei.com/learn/Camping/rei/learn/camp/clwatertreatf?vcat=REI_EXPERT_ADVICE_CAMPING Water Treatment]
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/156466_purifying-water-camping.htm Video: Purifying Water] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/124189_backpacking-health-methods-water-purification.htm Video: Methods of Water Purification] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/129872_how-select-water-purification-system.htm Video: How to Select a Water Purification System] [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/127167_outdoor-activity-water-treatment-options.htm Videos: Water Treatment Options]: [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/127169_using-filters-water-treatment.htm Filters] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/127168_water-chemical-treatments.htm Chemicals] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/127171_water-purification-with-uv-light.htm UV] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/127172_water-treatment-bottle-filters.htm Bottle Filters] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/127173_water-treatment-with-boiling-water.htm Boiling Water] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/127170_water-treatment-with-cleanable-filters.htm Cleanable Filters] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/155851_wilderness-survival-water-purification-tablets.htm Water Tablets]
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*[http://www.scouting.org/healthandsafety/gss/gss03.aspx Guide to Safe Scouting: Treated Drinking Water]
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==Weather Skills==
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*[http://www.expertvillage.com/results.aspx?q=hiking Hiking Lesson Videos]''': [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/2193_advanced-hiking-planning.htm Planning] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/48528_appalachian-mountains-footwear.htm Footwear] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/2177_advanced-hiking-avoiding-blisters.htm Blisters] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/2187_advanced-hiking-equipment.htm Gear] -
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/130482_wilderness-survival-skills-adapting-weather.htm Video: Adapting to Weather] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/18861_nature-hiking-weather.htm Video: How to Gauge the Weather] {{•}}[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/131588_how-check-weather-camping.htm Video: How to Check the Weather]
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==Wilderness Survival==
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*Hiking Links: '''[http://www.americanhiking.org Amer. Hiking Soc.]''': [http://www.americanhiking.org/AHSimg/detailimage/Detailimage263.pdf Safety] - [http://www.americanhiking.org/AHSimg/detailimage/Detailimage4a1.pdf Food] - [http://www.americanhiking.org/AHSimg/detailimage/Detailimage693.pdf Cold] - [http://www.americanhiking.org/AHSimg/detailimage/Detailimage4a7.pdf Myths] - [http://www.americanhiking.org/AHSimg/detailimage/Detailimage709.pdf Footwear] -
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*[[TPF-Camping|Monthly Troop Program {{•}}Camping]].
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'''Disclaimer''': This information is not intended as a substitute for professional advice, or formal training. Please note that the only materials recommended by the [[Boy Scouts of America]] are those found or listed in official BSA materials such as the current [[Boy Scout Handbook]]. {{PAGENAME}} recommendations are constantly being revised. Neither MeritBadge.Org, nor its contributors make any recommendations. See the [[Guide to Safe Scouting]].
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* MeritBadge.Org [[Disclaimer]]
[[Category:Skills]]
[[Category:Skills]]

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Contents

MeritBadge.Org offers resource and video links for Backpacking, Campfire Building, Clothing, Cooking,
Cycling, First Aid, Navigation, Outdoor skills, Scout skills, Swimming, and Wilderness Survival skills.
Troop Program Features let you make Outdoor skills a part of your troop program.
These are also the resources for Webelos Outdoorsman.

Outdoor skills are important parts of the Cub Scout, Webelos, and Scouts BSA programs:

Resources

While the Scouts BSA Handbook and the Camping Merit Badge Pamphlet (Spanish) are primary resources, the links below can help you learn Outdoor skills. See the Disclaimers.

  BSA Videos: The BSA Video: Skills Lessons are excellent but are large files that require Apple QuickTime.
  This symbol notes many other lesson videos.

Outdoor Basics

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Outdoor Basics

  BSA Video: Overnight camping gear (See notes.)
  Video: Camping Lesson Videos

Sun Protection

Shortcut:
Sun Protection

  Video: Sunscreen  •  Video: Learn What Sun & Bug Protection Gear to Pack When Camping

Insect Protection

Shortcut:
Insect Protection

  Video: Insect Repellent

Hygiene

Shortcut:
Hygiene

Outdoor Safety

Shortcut:
Outdoor Safety

  BSA Video: Safe Hiking (See notes.)
  Video: Buddy System  • Video: Hiking Regulations & Permits  • 

Backpacking skills

See Backpacking skills for Backpacks, Packing, Reducing Weight, Stoves, Gear, and more.

Campfire Building

See Campfire Building for Ax and Saw Skills, Campfire Setup, Types, Starting, Safety, and more.

Campsite

Shortcut:
Campsite

  Video: Campsites  •  Video: Finding Practical Campsites  •  Video: How to Choose a Campsite  •  Video: How to Choose a Location  • Video: Campsite Hazards

Camps

Shortcut:
Camps

Clothing

See Cooking Skills for Footwear, Socks, Layering, Cold Weather, Warm Weather, and more.

Cooking Skills

See Cooking Skills for Meal Planning, Recipes, Food Handling, Dutch Oven Cooking, and more.

First Aid

Gear

Shortcut:
Outdoor Gear

  Video: Packing

  Video: Gear

Lights

Shortcut:
Lights

  Video: Lighting Needs

Checklists

Shortcut:
Outdoor Checklists

Hiking Skills

Shortcut:
Hiking Skills
See Hiking Merit Badge. Make Hiking A Part of Your Troop Program.

  BSA Video: Second Class Five-Mile Hike (See notes.)
  Hiking Videos  •  Videos: Planning  • Videos: Footwear  • Packing for Day Hikes  • How to Choose & Use a Backpack for a Day Hike  • Video: Keeping a Hiking Pace  • Video: How to Keep Your Feet Dry  • Video: Hike Planning  • Video: Hiking for Beginners  • Video: Advanced Hike Plans

Hydration

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Hydration

  REI: Hydration  • Video: Hydration  • Video: Hiking Water Gear
*REI: Hydration System  • REI: Water Bottles  • REI: Cleaning Water Bottles  • REI: Water  • REI: Water Treatment: Backcountry  • REI: Water Risks

Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace-related links

Navigation

See Navigation for Navigation Without a Compass, Maps, Compass, GPS, Lost, and more.

Outdoor Code

Sleeping Bags

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Sleeping Bags

  Video: Sleeping Bags  • Video: Choosing a Sleeping Bag  • Video: Buying Sleeping Bags  • Staying Warm in a Sleeping Bag  • Video: Selecting a Sleeping Bag  • 

Sleeping Pads

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Sleeping Pads

  Videos: Video: How to Choose a Sleeping Pad  • [1]  • Sleeping Pads  • Camping Sleeping Pads  • Packing Inflatable Sleeping Pads  • Video: Selecting a Ground Mat

Tent Types

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Tent Types

  Video: Tents  • Video: How to Choose a Tent  •  Video: How to Pitch a Tent  • Video: How to Set Up a Tent  • Backpacking Tent Types

Tent Setup

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Tent Setup

  BSA Video: Tenderfoot Help Pitch a Tent  • BSA Video: Second Class Pitch a Tent (See notes.)

  Video: Where to Set Up a Tent  • Video: Clearing an Area for a Tent  • Video: How to Stake Down a Tent  • Video: Laying Out Ground Tarp for Tents  • Video: Laying Out a Tent  • Video: Putting Tent Poles Together  • Video: Raising a Tent

Water Purification

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Water Purification

  Video: Importance of Water Purification  • Video: Safe Drinking Water  • Water Video: Purification Process  • Video: Finding Fresh Water  • Video: Water Purification

  Video: Purifying Water  • Video: Methods of Water Purification  • Video: How to Select a Water Purification System Videos: Water Treatment Options: Filters  • Chemicals  • UV  • Bottle Filters  • Boiling Water  • Cleanable Filters  • Water Tablets

Weather Skills

Shortcut:
Weather Skills

  Video: Adapting to Weather  • Video: How to Gauge the Weather  • Video: How to Check the Weather

Wilderness Survival

See Wilderness Survival Skills for Survival Kit, Survival Shelter, Survival Signaling, and more.

See also


Related awards

Outdoor skills Awards
Outdoor-related awards

Disclaimers

Disclaimer: This information is not intended as a substitute for professional advice, or formal training. Please note that the only materials recommended by the Boy Scouts of America are those found or listed in official BSA materials such as the current Boy Scout Handbook. Outdoor skills recommendations are constantly being revised. Neither MeritBadge.Org, nor its contributors make any recommendations. See the Guide to Safe Scouting.

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