Spring 2-day Scout Weekend Skills Intensive
This is an onsite class held on our San Antonio Campus. Overnight camping is not required, but is available. Meals are not provided.
Exact topics covered will be tailored to what is desired by attendees within the theme of The Human Path.
“Scouts are familiar with all facets of Herbal Medics operations and excel at security and community engagement. They are prepared to lead outreach missions from start to finish.”
As leaders of outreach missions, Scouts must be able to demonstrate competence in all areas of the Human Path: Scout, Provider, Engineer, and Medic. This 2-day weekend focuses on Scout skills in general, as well as areas that overlap between the Scout and the other paths. It is an onsite supplement and addendum to skills learned in the MAP Online and the HOME immersion courses in the Austere Medicine Program.
Possible Topics include:
- Camping/wilderness survival skills, both primitive and modern
- Awareness – Visual Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance
- Team Movement and Security
- Taking care of your body – Scout Loop and Fitness training
- Breathing exercises and meditation
- Escape from Restraint
- Unarmed Strikes and grappling
- Using Knives and Sticks
- Self-defense type situations
- Radio communication
- Electronic tripwires and alarms
- Personal bushcraft kit if you have one, including fixed blade knife (Mora Companion works well if you need to purchase one)
- Preferred note taking material
- Snacks and Meals (there will be dedicated time to travel to eat or cook lunch & dinner onsite with gas stove, grill, or even a campfire if there is no burn ban in Comal County that weekend)
- Personal mess kit and utensils if eating onsite
- Personal sleep system if camping (hammock or tent, sleeping bag, ground padding, rain fly or tarp)
- Clothing for martial arts, light grappling, running, and obstacle course exercises in natural environments. (Sunday) Shorts and T-shirts are okay.
- Clothing for practicing movement in wilderness areas. (Saturday) Long pants and long sleeves are recommended.
- Undergarments and socks
- Shoes or boots that you can run in
- Personal toiletries and medications (there is an outdoor shower as well as composting toilet on site)
- ***Water bottle or Camelbak***
- ***Completed Worksheet: How far am I willing to go?***
- A hat and/or sunscreen