Baltimore Area Council - EaglesNest Back Country Skills Training

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EaglesNest Back Country Skills Training

Event Details

EaglesNest Back Country Skills Training

Who Should Attend?:

  • Scoutmasters
  • Assistant Scoutmasters
  • Venturing Crew Advisors
  • Crew Assistant Advisors
  • District Outdoor Skills Trainers
  • Youth Leaders
  • Anyone wanting to hone their back country skills and have fun

Topics Covered:

  • Trek planning
  • Food selection & prep
  • Equipment needs
  • Fitting, packing, & wearing a backpack
  • On the trail tips
  • Navigation
  • Trail first aid
  • Hammock hang
  • Water filtration/purification
  • Backpacking stoves
  • Risk management
  • Leave No Trace
  • Personal Hygiene


  • For adults: completion position-specific training
  • For youth Scouts: 1st Class Rank or above
  • For Venturers and Sea Scouts: No requirement


  • Come prepared with a BSA Annual Health and Medical Record (Parts A & B)
  • Build up appropriate physical capability for backpacking

Dates & Rates:

Course fee: $115
Staff fee: $40

Part One (Instructional): September 9, 2023
Camp Oest,
1800 Robinson Mill Road, Darlington, MD 21034

Part Two (Practical): October 6-8, 2023
Bee Tree Preserve, 399 Kauffman Rd, Parkton, MD 21120


When & Where
Part One: Instructional
Camp Oest
Saturday 09-09-2023
8:00 AM ET to 4:00 PM ET Past
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Part Two: Practical
Bee Tree Preserve
Friday 10-06-2023 6:30 PM ET to
Sunday 10-08-2023 1:30 PM ET Past
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