Wilderness Skills Course Student


Wilderness Skills Course Student

This badge represents someone who is enrolled in our Wilderness Skills Course and is in the process of learning its skills.

Description of skills

The holder of this badge is enrolled in our Wilderness Skills Course, and is in the process of completing its requirements. To successfully complete this course, students must demonstrate proficiency in these skills:

    • Clothing, equipment, and the Ten Essentials
    • Route planning and navigation
    • Wilderness ethics
    • Injury prevention and response to illness
    • Proper conditioning, nutrition, and animal protection
    • Practical experience in the emergency use of the Ten Essentials

what does this badge allow me to do?

    • Begin to gain sufficient information and experience to participate in trips of one or more days into the backcountry.
    • Work towards satisfying components required by courses such as the Alpine Scrambling and Basic Climbing courses, depending on branch requirements. 


Enroll in our Wilderness Skills Course.