The Scout Program: 2017
The Scout is one of the four foundation paths and is also sometimes called “advance party.” Whether you are taking the scout courses just to gain new knowledge and experience, or cherry picking the pieces you like, or are intending to work on Herbal Medics teams as a scout, these courses offer a diverse and in-depth range of skills.
In the real world, Scouts must be able to plan an Herbal Medics mission from start to finish. This begins most commonly by researching culture, language, location, economy, health care issues, nutrition, clean water and other related problems both through conversations and online. This path also involves visiting the community in order to understand their specific health-care related needs. Scouts must understand security concerns and route-mapping – particularly in the case of post-disaster and foreign countries. Ingress and egress routes, transportation, political and legal stability, map reading and orienteering, reconnaissance, linking up team members, basic survival, escape and evasion and long-distance movement across both urban and wilderness environments are all part of the scout training.
During fall 2017, we will offer all of the scout-specific required courses for students who are interested in getting a foundation path certificate in scout.