A 6 month program learning
how to apprentice to nature
The word Scout comes from Old French “escoute” which means “Action of Listening.”
Deepen your connection and relationship with Nature, the plants, animals, and stories of the land.
Become fluent in the language of nature and one who knows what to listen for, what to observe, and how to read the signs so to be part of the conversations and stories of the forest occurring all around you.
Learn to read and listen into the signs, messages and stories within the environment through tracking, bird language, Plant I.D. and uses etc...
Experience the ancestral perspectives with being in relationship with the land, animals, and spirit of place
Through core routines, games, and sensory drills you'll learn how to attune your senses to any environment you're in.
This training is for those who want to shift from being a visitor or tourist to being in relationship with place.
About The Program
A six month immersion, journeying one weekend a month into the forest, desert or coastal area where we apprentice ourselves to their unique eco-system, plants, animals, and ancestral significance. Learn the stories of the land, people, and ancestors and how to be in relationship with them today.
Core Areas of Learning
Enter the mind of a tracker and how to read the tracks, ask the right questions, and discern the stories the tracks reveal. Learn how to trail an animal and read the signs all around you.
Plants & Trees
Gain awareness of the plants and trees of the various eco-systems and how to apprentice yourself to them. Learn basics of identifying plants, their relationship with place and ancestral uses of them.
Knowing the different calls and songs of the birds gives you inclusion with what is occurring all around you. You become part of the conversations of any ecosystem. Is there a predator in the area? Is the forest in council? What's happening?
Learn how to make fire by primitives methods of bow-drill using the natural material of the forest at hand. Learn the ancestral wisdom of being a fire tender.
Experience how to be in relationship with the land, animals and eco-systems. It's learning how to apprentice ourselves to the land, to not steward the land but allow the land steward us.
Experience the culture of gathering and honoring together. Experience Way of Council, Elders, and peer to peer mentoring. Gather around the fire, storytelling, and cultural ways of greeting the day.
Learning How To Learn
Experience the old ways of learning known as Coyote Mentoring.
Coyote is the trickster, the storyteller, the master of games and guiding us to our own discovery through direct experience and inspiring curiosity.
This program is not about learning information, facts, or memorization.
Here you're learning how to apprentice yourself to nature and enter the mind of the tracker, the naturalist, the scout.
You're learning how to ask the right questions, how to listen, and cultivate your own relationship with nature.
April 11, 12
May 30, 31
June 27, 28
July 25, 26
Aug 22, 23
Sept 26, 27
Primarily at primitive camp at base of Mt Hood. Other classes will be in Bend OR, Long Beach WA, and Oregon Dunes.
Multiple Payment Plans are available.
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