Outdoor Skills 

Outdoor Skills “back to the basics” - where Scouts can advance their skills in Orienteering, Pioneering, and Camping. The Outdoor Skills area is supervised by a National Camp School Trained Outdoor Skills Director.



CAMPING-  Scouts should bring equipment necessary for an overnight campout, pack and requirements 5, 7 and 8. Requirement 9 and 10 should completed prior to coming to camp. Recommended for 2nd year campers and older. This is an Eagle required Merit Badge.




GEOCACHING— A worldwide game of hiding and seeking “treasure”. GPS units available at Camp.


FIRE SAFETY - Scouts will learn to uses fire safely and responsibly, how to prevent home fires, and how to handle fire safely, as well as burn prevention, and camping safety. Prerequisite 6a.

PIONEERING-Scouts need to bring leather gloves and a pocket knife. Knots, lashings and splices will help Scouts complete a pioneering project. Pioneering is a two hour merit badge. First Class Rank required.




SIGNS, SIGNALS, AND CODES - The Signs, Signals, and Codes merit badge will cover Morse code, ASL, Braille, signaling, trail markings, and other nonverbal communications. Did you know that some of these have even saved people’s lives? Recommended for 3rd year scouts or older.

WILDERNESS SURVIVAL- Scouts need to bring a ground cloth, poncho, personal eating utensils, pocket knife, sleeping bag and personal survival kit. Scouts will be attending a survival overnight without tenting on Thursday night. Recommended for 3rd year campers and older.

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS—Scouts need to bring kits as described in Requirement 2C in order to complete merit badge. Scouts will participate in an emergency drill. Be prepared to report on your Family Emergency Plan and your family meeting. Requirement 1 must be completed prior to coming to camp. Recommended for older campers. This is an Eagle required Merit Badge.

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