The Scouting Guide to Hiking: An Officially-Licensed Boy Scouts of America Handbook

More Than 100 Essential Skills on Campsites, Gear, Wildlife, Map Reading, and More

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About The Book

In The Scouting Guide to Hiking, current Scouts, Scout alumni, and readers interested in the outdoors are provided with time-tested advice on hiking and backpacking in the wilderness. Some practical tips include:

  • How to choose the best gear
  • How to set up a campsite
  • How to interact safely with wildlife
  • How to properly read a map
  • How to forecast the weather
  • Learning practical navigation skills
  • And so much more!

    Since 1910, the Boy Scouts of America has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The BSA is committed to training youth in responsible citizenship, character development, and self-reliance through participation in a wide range of outdoor activities.
  • About The Authors

    The Boy Scouts of America provides the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be “Prepared. For Life.®” The Scouting organization is composed of nearly 2.4 million youth members between the ages of 7 and 21 and approximately 960,000 volunteers in local councils throughout the United States and its territories. For more information on the Boy Scouts of America, please visit www.scouting.org.

    Len McDougall is a field guide and wildlife tracker in Michigan’s north woods, where he teaches survival classes and tests outdoor products. He has written for Field & Stream and published several books, including The Self-Reliance Manifesto, The Complete Tracker, The Encyclopedia of Tracks and Scats, The Field & Stream Wilderness Survival Handbook, and Practical Outdoor Survival.

    Product Details

    • Publisher: Skyhorse (May 5, 2020)
    • Length: 192 pages
    • ISBN13: 9781510742765

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