*No food and no water, you will gather all you need from the land!
Inclement weather and tough conditions are almost always the norm. From day 1 you will arrive and we will travel to our survival destination. Upon arrival you will begin your survival priorities. Shelter, water, fire, food, tools, etc. After completing each survival objective, you can then expect to receive one survival item approximately 24 hours after completion of each challenge.
On Day 3, we begin movement based survival and every night you will have to break camp and start a new one. The constant movement will wear on you but it will force you to learn survival under stress inoculation. You will be tired, cold, and hungry; so you should prepare for that. This course separates the men from the boys! But it is easily within most people’s grasp, as long as you’re motivated and have a positive mental attitude. Survival is 90% mental!
The back half of the course, will just be straight up surviving with scout survival gear. Fishing, hunting, gathering, and surviving on the move! The more gear you have, the easier life gets and the quicker you can break camp and move to better areas. And the progression from primitive skills to modern tools will really teach you just how important these modern tools and skills are to the scout. If you think you have what it takes, then come join our elite scout graduates and receive your Scout Badge, then get signed up today!
Winter vs. Spring Courses: The winter courses will focus on the use of the bow or rifle and how to hunt. The spring course will focus on fishing and wild edibles procurement. Buy license according to what season you plan to attend.
Upon completion of the challenges you will receive a certificate of graduation and a SIGMA 3 Scout Patch! And we will welcome you to our group of SIGMA 3 Scouts! Come join the family today!
Items Needed: Small to medium backpack, poncho, tough outdoor clothing & goretex boots, folding saw, stainless steel bottle, portable cook pot, portable water filter, flashlight and headlamp, ferro rod, fishing kit/pack rod, cordage, MRE or Mountain house meal, bow or .22 rifle (only during winter courses), picture wire, optional GPS (comes in handy in remote spots so you don’t get lost from the group, highly recommended). The SIGMA 3 Scout Kit below has everything you need for this course.
Hunting/Fishing Licenses: fishing and hunting license 5 day (buy hunting license for winter classes, fishing license for spring/summer courses) You can purchase your license onsite at the local walmart the day before. ($20-$40)
Pre-requisites: Must have taken standard and advanced standard. Or equivalent primitive skills course at another school.