Outdoor skills

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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.

Outdoor Skills are important parts of the Cub Scout, Webelos, and Boy Scout programs:


Contents

Basics

Shortcut:
Outdoor Basics

REI: Before You Leave Home REI: Health Risks: Sun, Bugs, Plants REI: Hygiene and Sanitation in the Backcountry REI: Trailhead Security


Backpacking

See: Backpacking Merit Badge and Philmont Scout Ranch.

Backpacks

Backpacking Gear


Cooking

Shortcut:
Outdoor Cooking

See: Cooking Merit badge and Make Cooking A Part of Your Troop Program.

Meal Planning

Recipes

Food Handling

USDA Camping Food Safety - Fight Bacteria - REI: Food Handling/Storage - REI: Food Organizing Tips - REI: Bear Canisters

Outdoor Cooking

Cooking Gear

Dutch Oven Cooking


Fires

Fire Site

Fire Building

Fire Types

Fire Starting

Fire Safety


Campsite


Clothing

Footwear

Amer. Hiking Soc: Footwear - REI: Hiking Boots Care & Repair REI: Socks -

Layering

Cold Weather

Amer. Hiking Soc: Cold - REI: Wool Clothing

Warm Weather

REI: Sun - REI: Sunglasses REI: Sun-Protection Clothing

Wet Weather

REI: Rainwear REI: Water Repellency Care & Repair

First Aid


Gear

Shortcut:
Outdoor Gear

Cold Weather - Warm Weather - Socks - Layering - REI: Lightweight Hiking

Lights

REI: Flashlights - REI: Headlamps - REI: Lanterns -

Checklists


Hiking

See Hiking Merit Badge

Hike Planning

Planning - Footwear -


Hydration

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

Maps

Compass

REI: Staying on Course REI: If You Become Lost - REI Video: Map to Compass - REI Video: Compass to Map - REI Video: Triangulation

Geocaching

REI: Geocaching: Expert Q&A

GPS

REI: GPS Initialization Process REI: GPS Receivers REI Video: GPS - How to Use


Outdoor Code


Sleeping Bags


Sleeping Pads


Tents

REI: Tents: Family/Base Camp REI: Tents: Backpacking REI: Tent Care Care & Repair


Weather

Wilderness Survival

Survival Kit

Shelter

Signaling

Water Purification

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