Wilderness Survival Merit Badge Challenge
Learn how to PREVAIL in the wild through a focus on the Core Four survival priorities and how to secure them.
The ability to not only survive in the woods, but competently master one’s environment and thrive, runs deep in the veins of the Scouting movement. This intensive weekend campout will test and challenge scouts as they fulfill the requirements of the Wilderness Survival Merit Badge. Scouts will also gain the opportunity to earn their Totin’ Chip and Fireman Chit. After an orientation, the campout will begin with an introduction to blade and fire safety. Topics such as the survival mindset, water procurement, shelter construction, firecraft, foraging for food, and signaling for help will all be covered, followed by knots, lashings, and other rope skills. The weekend will conclude with a series of skills challenges where scouts divide into teams and compete against each other using the wilderness skills they have learned. These skills are the bedrock that Scouting was built on. It’s time to reclaim them.
Course Duration: 3-day, Friday, March 22nd, 6pm - Sunday, March, 24th, 3pm
Course Location: SARCRAFT Proving Ground, Cherokee County, GA
Prerequisite requirements: None
Instructors: J. Morris, A. Bryant