Thursday, April 19, 2012

Prepper Scouts

Prepper Scouts

I've sometimes wished that I could travel back in time and instead of getting kicked out of the Cub Scouts stayed through Eagle Scout. I think the Eagle Scouts develop character as well as skills. The Boy Scout motto, "Be Prepared" is the soul of every true Prepper.

Today, my brainfart gained a little clarity. Until one is dead, its just too early to give up on anything, including one's dreams. I think that now more than ever many Americans are realizing their lack of preparedness and skills. There are many who have never been around firearms, hunted, camped, fished, hiked, cleaned game, handled livestock, grown a garden, cooked over a campfire, learned first aid, repaired a torn garment, sailed a boat, or ever developed any outdoor skills, no less became a competent outdoorsman or woman.

I think a lot of us suffer from ennui and learning a set of scouting/preparedness skills as adults would be great fun and as well as developing potentially lifesaving tools. I was a much better student as an adult when I went back to college than I ever was in high school. I think wanting to learn makes it so much easier.

I've been a police officer, a soldier, and a sailor, yet realize I still lack many of the skills learned by an Eagle Scout or even a Boy Scout!

I think there is a definte market and need for a group for adults or families to learn these skills. My concept is Prepper Scouts ( It would be based on Boy Scout and Girl Scout skills and Emergency Preparedness, but Co-ed and geared towards either adults or entire families. Initially, it could be lead by Eagle Scouts and Den Masters.

I would appreciate any and all feedback, especially from folks with a scouting background.




  1. I dropped out at Weblo...They wanted me to do charity work..Like building a bench for a church..So, I was outta there!!! ;) Prepper Scouts is a good idea....As long as you don't propagandize that Armageddon is right around the corner..And talk about sheeple like you have knowledge that others don't....I like prepping..But the level of pessimism among most preppers is kind of a downer..I think it's good to be prepared..But living your life in fear of the, FOR SURE, Armageddon is no way to live life..imho

  2. Trent, its not about fear or even Armageddon. Its about better safe than sorry. Its hoping for the best and planning for the worst, not getting caught with your pants down.

    Most sensible people who can afford it have home, health, life, and auto insurance. They keep a spare tire, jack, jumper cables, a small tool kit, flares, and maybe a can of Fix-A-Flat in their vehicles. They go to the gym and work out and try to eat health foods. They have shutters on their windows, emergency brakes in their cars, and savings accounts. Are they paranoid or bowing down to the Fearmongers? No, they are being prepared, just in case, because shit does happen. Preparation is optimizing our chances to have man made or natural short term or long term disasters or emergencies cause as little disruption to our lives and threat to home, life, or limb as possible.

  3. Was a scout myself (didn't make eagle). Years later I became an adult leader with my son. Now we are both put of scouting and I'm trying to find excuses to get kit and go camping. I would recommend to anyone interested in the outdoors campcraft. Please check kit and lots of great people on both sites to help point you in the right direction. Plus plenty of members ready to go camping as well.

  4. I'm casting a new TV show for a major cable network, where we are looking to train people to be the ultimate Preppers. It is something of a crash course in Prepping, taught by the experts. We are looking for people who are preparing for the worst, and want to share their stories---and what they learn---with people on TV. The goal of the show is to enhance the profile of Preppers and to show what really goes into prepping.

    You can feel free to email me back for more info,

  5. Awesome idea. Are you in the process of designing the website? Need help?


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