Stealth and Self Defense
This is our listing of all our classes in this category, on the ones listed in the Current Classes Section are scheduled the rest are TBA.
This course is not about preparing for an eventual catastrophe that may never come, it is about living life on the top of your game, knowing your limits and how to push beyond them, and learning to blend with the natural landscape in a profound way.
This course dives into the skills of covert survival, stealth, natural camouflage, martial arts, traps, tracking and counter tracking, team organization and movement, and situational and sensory awareness.
In this new advanced scout program open to Ancient Scout graduates, we will delve deeply into the world of reconnaissance. Students should expect to be pushing the boundaries of team development and leadership roles that are central to all scout programs. We will look at all the tools and techniques of long range and short range recon and implement them in a multi-day scenario. New and old tools will be explored as we build skills we have and gain new skills and perspectives.
Human tracking is a key element in the realm of Scout skills. In this course we will focus on human tracking in teams with security following subjects who don’t want to be followed. We will cover subject ID, track aging, trailing in varied substrates, gait interpretation, site interpretation, counter tracking, team movement and tactics, and much more. The ability to follow trails, analyze them for key information, discover their age, and build a profile of your subject is a game changer. We will interpret camp sites and cache spots, and investigate how to see through counter tracking. We will devote many full days and nights in the field to tracking skills and them put them to the test in both short and long scenarios. For the last two days we will move the class to a fresh piece of land for the last scenario giving us a fresh map on which to leave and follow trails. Be prepared to work as a team, push your tracking hard.
Must have taken Ancient Scout or an equivalent class at another school (call Brad at Roots to confirm)