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The Scout: 8 Hour Online Training

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The scout is in many ways the most important role in the team. Our scouts have real-world missions, ahead of our Herbal Medics ground teams.  The scouts arrive in advance in order to be able to assess the needs of communities, whether underserved or post disaster; and create a working plan that includes the full spectrum of preparation for a team mission.  

Scouts must be prepared for worst-case scenarios, whether it is post disaster in the US or abroad. This includes learning skills like escape and evasion and survival in the field.

The Online training will include these topics. This will help students prepare for the 6-day on-site intensive training.

  • Introduction to route planning
  • Introduction to land navigation
  • Covert survival techniques, escape and evasion
  • Budgeting: understanding the financial aspects of a mission
  • Making contact: the ins and outs of creating liaisons
  • Mapping: physical, cultural, linguistic and economic
  • Logistics: Transport, equipment, resources, packing
  • Communication: An introduction to radio and non-radio communication for the scout
  • Mission planning for a team

This is only the online portion of instruction prior to the on-site intensive (6-day) and can be taken by itself. You can take the online course separately, but if you want to take the on-site, this is a requirement.

Online Course Information

Course opens September 15th.

Students will be able to download all videos, pdfs and resources to their own computers for personal future reference.

Tuition: $35 for online course only.  **this is free with the on-site Scout training week.


To pay with Venmo, E-invoice, check or money order, please contact us here:


Dates: This is a 4 week online course beginning on January 30th, 2023.

All course materials can be downloaded for personal future reference and use.

*Shipping of the poster is included for free with course tuition within the US. A digital copy will be provided to students outside of the US.

The online classroom access will close 4 weeks after the last week of class. Access will close on March 31st, 2023.

Registration closes on February 13th, 2023.

Course Hours: 16 contact hours for Physiology and Plant Science as well as Austere Medicine.


If you are located outside of the US, you will receive a digital copy of the poster that is being mailed out to students that you can have printed!

Early Bird Tuition: $70, available until 1/1/23 (Online processing fees apply.)

Early Bird Venmo/Check/Money Order/E-invoice Discount: $70 until 1/1/23 (No processing fees)


Regular Tuition: $90 (Processing fees apply)

Venmo/Check/E-invoice/Money Order Discount: $90 (No processing fees)

This is a 4-week online course that can be taken anywhere that you have an internet connection. You do not need to be in our area to participate.