All participants in Scouting activities should have an Annual Health and Medical Record (aka "Med Form").
All registered leaders must be Youth Protection trained annually. If your Unit is swimming, boating, climbing, camping, or flying then additional training may be required. Please see the Guide to Safe Scouting for details on these activity-specific training requirements.
Places to Hike
- The Eastern Trail
- Kennebunk Plains and other Nature Conservancy Preserves
- Saco Bay Trails
- Portland Trails
- Step Falls and other Mahoosuc Land Trust Preserves
Pine Tree Council provides age-appropriate outdoor program training:
- BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation), preparing you to take your Pack camping
- WLOT (Webelos Leader Outdoor Training), preparing you to deliver outdoor skills training in the Webelos and Arrow of Light programs
- ITOLS (Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills), preparing you to deliver outdoor skills training within a Boy Scout Troop
Wilderness First Aid
'This course goes far beyond what you may know as “first aid.” While it contains substantial medical information and teaches skills required for medical emergencies in the wild, the deeper purpose is to train participants to manage acute situations. The bottom line is this: Better decision-making at the incident scene miles from base facilities can save valuable time and human resources. It can save lives, too.'
Outdoor Ethics should be applied by all Units. Outdoor Ethics includes the Outdoor Code, Leave No Trace, and Tread Lightly!