Aquatics

Whitewater rafting safety tips that may save a Scout or Scouter’s life

You’re whitewater rafting down the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho when you approach a Class IV rapid. Midway through the rapid, you fall out and become separated from your craft. You’re wearing a helmet and PFD, but you need to act quickly before you’re seriously injured. What do you do?

Emergency Preparedness

Survive This! Separation Anxiety

You’re hiking in the wilderness, and three hours into the journey you’ve become hopelessly lost. Then you realize you’ve dropped your map somewhere along the way. What do you do?

Emergency Preparedness

How to survive if your light goes out when caving

You’re caving with your crew when your light source burns out. Your batteries and other lights are in your pack, which is missing. And now you’ve become separated. How do you survive?

Camping

Outdoor Smarts: Lost and Found!

People get lost in the wilderness more often than you might think. The keys to being found include preparing well, responding correctly, and carrying a well-stocked survival kit.