Outdoor skills

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Here are resources for Camping, Backpacking, Hiking,Cooking, and Wilderness Survival.
Troop Program Features let you make each a part of your troop program.
These are also the resources for Webelos Outdoorsman.
Other skills include: First Aid, Swimming, Cycling and Scout Skills.

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


Contents

Basics

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Outdoor Basics

See: Camping, Backpacking, Hiking, Cooking, and Wilderness Survival Merit Badges. Make these a part of your Troop Program.

Backpacking

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Backpacking Skills

See: Backpacking Merit Badge and Philmont Scout Ranch. Make Backpacking A Part of Your Troop Program.

Backpacks

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Backpacks

Backpacking Preparation

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Backpacking Preparation

Packing a Backpack

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Packing a Backpack

Reducing Weight

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Reducing Weight

Backpacking Stoves

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Backpacking Stoves

Backpacking Food

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Backpacking Food

Shouldering a Pack

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Shouldering a Pack

Backpacking Gear

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Backpacking Gear

Video: Sunscreen - Video: Insect Repellent - Video: Altitude Sickness Prevention for Hiking - Video: Breaking in Hiking Boots - Video: Testing Rain Gear Before Hiking - Video: How to Select a Backpack - Video: How to Select a Ground Mat - Video: How to Select a Pack Cover - Video: How to Select a Sleeping Bag - Video: How to Select a Water Purification System - Video: How to Select Socks for a Camping Trip -

Campfires

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Campfires

Campfire Building

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Campfire Building

Video: Arranging The FIre - Video: Keep a Fire Going - Video: Sparking a Campfire Flame - Video: What Not to Burn in a Campfire - Video: Put Out a Campfire -

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

Layering

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Layering

Cold Weather

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Cold Weather

Warm Weather

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Warm Weather

Wet Weather

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Wet Weather

REI: Water Repellency Care & Repair

Cooking

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Cooking Skills

See: Cooking Merit badge. 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 - Video: How to Prevent Bears from Getting into Your Food Supply While Camping - Video: How to Keep Food Safe from Animals When Camping & Hiking - Video: How to Pack Food for a Camping Trip

Outdoor Cooking

Cooking Gear

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Cooking Gear

Dutch Oven Cooking

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Dutch Oven Cooking

First Aid

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Outdoor First Aid

Gear

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Outdoor Gear

REI: Lightweight Hiking

Lights

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Lights

Checklists

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Outdoor Checklists

Hiking Skills

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Hiking Skills

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


Hydration

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Hydration

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

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

Navigation Without a Compass

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Navigation Without a Compass

Maps

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Maps -or- Topographic Maps

Compass

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Compass

GPS

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GPS

Geocaching

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Geocaching


Outdoor Code

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Outdoor_Skills#Outdoor Code


Sleeping Bags

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Sleeping Bags

Sleeping Pads

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Sleeping Pads

Tents

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Tents
Also see Campsite

Weather Skills

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Weather Skills


Wilderness Survival Skills

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Wilderness Survival Skills

See: Wilderness Survival Merit badge. Make Wilderness Survival A Part of Your Troop Program.

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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