Private Instruction

Scout Leader Training

True North can tailor a program to suit your particular needs, and offer important guidance, whether it is about a specific skill, a complete training course, or advice about some related issue.

Often times individuals or groups prefer a more personalized approach to meeting their needs.  This not only helps them to better achieve their goals, or try something new and innovative, but allows them to do so within existing constraints, like time, budget, and location.  True North can run any of our survival, medicine, and land navigation offerings as a private class, or we can customize a program as needed, from a 1-hour workshop to a team building session to a 1-week course.

Luma Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

True North has a lot of experience working with a wide variety of organizations, from youth groups, to private business, search-and-rescue teams, hospitals, and the military.  We’ve run workshops for UPMC Children’s Hospital and trained Army ROTC cadets.  And organizations like the Boy Scouts of America and North Country Trail Association have asked us to work with their staffs because they appreciate that leading others in the outdoors, whether children or adults, involves a level of responsibility that extends far beyond just providing a fun and exciting trip.

Private land navigation training in preparation for a trip out West.

That’s why, True North can help you or your staff to more effectively assess and manage risk, as well as prepare to better respond to medical emergencies.  This is one important reason why the Boy Scouts and the American Camp Association now requires Wilderness First Aid certification in many cases.  This way, you or your staff will be ready to respond to a outdoor emergency, or, better yet, avoid one altogether.

YMCA in the Pines, Medford, New Jersey.

Our training, too, will help your organization’s outdoor leaders to become better teachers. That’s because before they can even begin to genuinely teach a particular skill, like building a fire or using a map and compass, they need to first have a solid command of the skills and issues involved, and understand how to convey them to a diverse array of students with differing learning styles.  As we can attest, teaching ain’t as easy as it may look!

Because at True North, our ultimate goal is provide you with the skills and knowledge to explore, protect, and lead others with confidence … and enjoy a little bit of fun in the process!  To learn more contact us.