Workshops

Boy Scout Courses

True North also runs a series of workshops that are intended to provide a straightforward and easy opportunity to focus on some particular topic, issue, or skill in an informative, interactive, and fun way that will help you to more confidently explore your world.

Check out our current list of our upcoming events:

I.  Are You Prepared for a “Day Hike”? – Next Date TBA

Have you been wondering how to better deal with, or better yet, avoid, emergencies in the great outdoors?  Then join instructors from True North for a lecture about the basics of wilderness survival so that you can learn to better prepare for your next adventure.

lectures-course-photoDuring this interactive session, we will discuss different survival philosophies, key priorities, important skills, and we will examine what tools and equipment may best suit your needs.

This program is an ideal one for those who are interested in survival training, who want to learn about new skills or training, or who want to better prepare for their next outdoor adventure.

Please note that in order to maximize your learning experience, space is limited.

For this lecture: Register Now.

  • Course Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Tuition: $20
  • Course Limit: 15
  • Start / End Times: 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: To be announced
  • Level of Physical Difficulty:  Easy

After registering for the course, students will receive a detailed course information sheet that will contain all of the applicable details, including exact location, driving directions, etc.

II.  Wild Edibles & Medicinal Food – Next Date TBA

Within the vast wall of green that encloses our ecosystem resides a diverse world of countless plant species – many of them edible and medicinal.

AdamJoin Adam Haritan, wild food enthusiast and blogger at Learn Your Land for a trek through Hartwood Acres County Park where you will learn about such topics as plant field identification, wild plant nutrition, harvesting methods, culinary applications, medicine making, drying and storing methods, and much more.

If you’re looking to develop a deeper connection to your local environment through the foods that you eat, while enjoying a hike through one of the region’s most beautiful parks, then this is a workshop you won’t want to miss.

Please note that in order to maximize your learning experience, space is limited.

For this workshop: Register Now.

  • Course Duration: 3 hours
  • Tuition: $45
  • Course Limit: 15
  • Start / End Times: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Hartwood Acres County Park (located roughly 15 miles north of Pittsburgh)
  • Minimum Age: 18 years old, but children aged 13-17 are welcome when accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Level of Physical Difficulty:  Easy

After registering for the course, students will receive a detailed course information sheet that will contain all of the applicable details, like required and recommended gear, meeting point, driving directions, etc.