Scoutcraft

The basic skills we teach Scouts are known collectively as "Scoutcraft." I have listed and detailed some below. Some troops may focus on certain ones while others may hardly touch on them at all. It is all up to your Patrol Leader to teach the skills, so let him (or an adult leader if it is an obscure skill) know if you want to learn something!

Camping

Choosing a Campsite

Tent Pitching

Camp Health

Camp Preparation

Cleanup and "Leave no Trace"


Cooking

Food Safety

General Cooking

Cooking on a camp stove

Cooking over fire

Cooking without utensils


Knife and Ax Skills

Using a Knife

Using an Ax

Using a Saw

Care for and sharpening the Knife, Ax, and Saw


Firemaking

Fire Safety

Preparing Firewood

Making a fire

Making a fire without matches (Not required anymore, but we stress the importance of this skill)


Nature

Outdoor Code

Leave No Trace

Weather

Edible Plants

Poisonous Plants

Venomous Snakes

Identifying Plants/Trees

Identify Wildlife

Fishing


First Aid

Basic First Aid

Heimlich

CPR


Ropework

Whipping and Fusing a rope

Knot Tying

Lashings


Orienteering

Map Reading

Finding Directions

Use of a Compass


Swimming

Safety

Rescues


Old skills that are no longer required:

Signaling
Morse
Wig-wag
Semaphore
Indian Signs
Scout Signals
Sign Language
Others

Camping
How to make a tent

Knife and Ax Skills

How to fell a tree


Orienteering
Determine Latitude

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