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

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Outdoor Basics

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


Backpacking

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Backpacking Skills

See: Backpacking Merit Badge and Philmont Scout Ranch.

Backpacks

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Backpacks

Backpacking Gear

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Backpacking Gear


Cooking

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Cooking Skills

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

Meal Planning

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Meal Planning

Recipes

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Recipes

Food Handling

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Food Handling

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

Outdoor Cooking

Cooking Gear

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Cooking Gear

Dutch Oven Cooking

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Dutch Oven Cooking


Campfires

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Campfires

Campfire Building

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Campfire Building
- Build a Fire - Video: Kindling -Video: Wood - Campfire building - REI: Campfire Basics - 

Campfire Types

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Campfire Types

Campfire Starting

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Campfire Starting

Campfire Safety

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Campfire Safety


Campsite

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Campsite


Clothing

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Clothing

Footwear

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Footwear

REI: Hiking Boots Care & Repair REI: Socks -

Layering

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Layering

Cold Weather

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Cold Weather

Amer. Hiking Soc: Cold - REI: Wool Clothing

Warm Weather

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Warm Weather

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

Wet Weather

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Wet Weather

REI: Water Repellency Care & Repair

First Aid

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Outdoor_Skills#First Aid


Gear

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Outdoor Gear

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

Lights

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Lights

Checklists

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Outdoor Checklists


Hiking Skills

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[[]]

See Hiking Merit Badge

Hike Planning

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[[]]


Hydration

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Hydration

REI: Cleaning Water Bottles REI: Water REI: Water Treatment: Backcountry REI: Water Risks


Leave No Trace

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Outdoor_Skills#Leave No Trace
Leave No Trace-related links


Navigation

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Navigation -or- Map & Compass

Maps

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Maps -or- Topographic Maps

Compass

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Compass

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

Geocaching

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[[]]

GPS

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GPS

REI Video: GPS - How to Use


Outdoor Code

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Outdoor_Skills#Outdoor Code


Sleeping Bags

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[[]]


Sleeping Pads

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[[]]


Tents

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Tents

REI: Tent Care Care & Repair


Weather Skills

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Weather Skills

Survival Skills

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Survival Skills

Survival Kit

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Survival Kit

Survival Shelter

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Survival Shelter

Signaling

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Signaling

Water Purification

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Water Purification
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