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.  Wilderness Survival Series: Free Lecture     (Wednesday, 12 December 2018)

“But It’s Just a Day-Hike” and Other Famous Last Words.

This free lecture is the start of a four-part wilderness survival series commissioned by our friends at 3 Rivers Outdoor Company, the Pittsburgh region’s only independent outfitter.

Join instructors from True North Wilderness Survival School at 3 Rivers Outdoor Company, conveniently located in the Regent Square neighborhood of the City, to learn how you can better deal with emergencies during your next outdoor adventure. You will learn about a modern approach to survival, priorities, tools and resources to consider, plus get a chance to ask questions and dispel popular myths and misconceptions.

Taught by experienced professionals, with real wilderness and medical experience, this easy 90-minute program will be a great introduction to gaining the confidence that you need to better protect yourself and others when help is delayed or unavailable.

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

For this lecture: Register Now via the 3ROC website.

  • Course Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Tuition: Free
  • Start / End Times: 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: 3ROC Store, 1130 South Braddock Avenue, Pittsburgh, 15218
  • 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.  Wilderness Survival Series: Workshop     (Saturday, 12 January 2019)

The Survival Shelter:  How to Keep Yourself 98.6°

This workshop is the second in a four-part wilderness survival series commissioned by our friends at 3 Rivers Outdoor Company, the Pittsburgh region’s only independent outfitter.

Join instructors from True North Wilderness Survival School at Frick Park, conveniently located in the Regent Square neighborhood of the City, to learn how you can better deal with emergencies by crafting an emergency shelter, in as little as 30 seconds to as long as 15 minutes, that is both wind-proof and water-proof.  During this program, you will learn how to tie key knots, how to improvise shelter materials, what gear to consider, plus get a chance to ask questions and dispel common survival misconceptions.

Taught by experienced professionals, with real wilderness and medical experience, this easy 3-hour program will be a great introduction to gaining the confidence that you need to better protect yourself and others when help is delayed or unavailable.

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

For this lecture: Register Now via the 3ROC website.

  • Course Duration: 3.0 hours
  • Tuition: $25
  • Course Limit: 15
  • Start / End Times: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Location: Frick Park (but group will first meet at 3ROC store).
  • Minimum Age:  15 Years old when accompanied by a parent.
  • 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.

III.  Wilderness Survival Series: Workshop     (Friday, 15 February 2019)

Fire Craft:  A Knee-High Fire in the Pouring Rain & Other Lifesaving Tips

This workshop is the third in a four-part wilderness survival series commissioned by our friends at 3 Rivers Outdoor Company, the Pittsburgh region’s only independent outfitter.

Join instructors from True North Wilderness Survival School at Frick Park, conveniently located in the Regent Square neighborhood of the City, to learn how you can better deal with emergencies by building an emergency fire in as little as five minutes, even when it’s raining.  During this program, you will learn about fire building techniques, gear, other survival tips that will help to dispel many common myths and misconceptions.

Taught by experienced professionals, with real wilderness and medical experience, this easy 3-hour program will be a great introduction to gaining the confidence that you need to better protect yourself and others when help is delayed or unavailable.

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

For this lecture: Register Now via the 3ROC website.

  • Course Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Tuition: $10
  • Course Limit: 15
  • Start / End Times: 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: 3ROC Store, 1130 South Braddock Avenue, Pittsburgh, 15218
  • Minimum Age:  15 Years old when accompanied by a parent.
  • 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.

IV.  Wilderness Survival Series: Workshop     (Saturday, 9 March 2019)

An Introduction to Land Navigation

This workshop is the final event of four-part wilderness survival series commissioned by our friends at 3 Rivers Outdoor Company, the Pittsburgh region’s only independent outfitter.

Join instructors from True North Wilderness Survival School at Frick Park, conveniently located in the Regent Square neighborhood of the City, to learn the basics of using a map and compass.  During this course you will learn about the compass and other gear, how to read a map, and use available resources.

Taught by experienced professionals, with real wilderness and medical experience, this easy 3-hour program will be a great introduction to gaining the confidence that you need to better protect yourself and others when help is delayed or unavailable.

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

For this lecture: Register Now via the 3ROC website.

  • Course Duration: 3.0 hours
  • Tuition: $25
  • Course Limit: 10
  • Start / End Times: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Location: Frick Park (but group will first meet at 3ROC store).
  • Minimum Age:  15 Years old when accompanied by a parent.
  • 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.

V.  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.

Adam

Adam Haritan of Learn Your Land

Join 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.