Resources & References: WINTER CAMPING

Winter Camping Information Troop Meetings Main Event

Backpacking, Camping, Emergency Preparedness, Hiking, Safety, Search and Rescue, Skating, Snow Sports, and Wilderness Survival merit badge pamphlets
Gookin, John, and Buck Tilton. NOLS Winter Camping. Stackpole Books, 2005.
Gordon, Herb. Essential Skiing: A Bible for Beginning Skiers. Lyons & Burford, 1996.
Lanza, Michael. Winter Hiking and Camping. The Mountaineers Books, 2003.
Shillington, Ben. Winter Backpacking: Your Guide to Safe and Warm Winter Camping and Day Trips. Fox Chapel Publishing, 2009.
St. Clair, Lucas, and Yemaya Maurer. AMC Guide to Winter Hiking and Camping: Everything You Need to Plan Your Next Cold-Weather Adventure. Appalachian Mountain Club Books, 2008.
Sullivan, George. Snowboarding: A Complete Guide for Beginners. Cobblehill, 1997.

Organizations and Websites
Four-Season Tents
Winter Camping and Hypothermia
Avalanche Survival
Small Group Games

Related Program Features
Backpacking, Camping, Emergency Preparedness, First Aid, Hiking, Outdoor Ethics, Safety, Snowboarding and Skiing, Wilderness Survival

Photo and Illustration Credits
(Scouts in snow cave, BSA file;, courtesy: orange sleeping bag, ©Mark Herreid; black gloves, ©MaxkateUSA; blue cook stove, ©nito), 48-3 (snow cave illustrations, BSA/John McDearmon) (Scout pulling sled, stove, Field Book cover, BSA file),
(, courtesy: winter clothes, ©Nowik Sylwia; tent, ©Viktorija Reuta; newspaper, ©PictureStudio)

We are grateful to outdoors enthusiasts Bondy Allen, Everett, Washington, and Jim Virgin, Vancouver, Washington, for their assistance with creating the Winter Camping program feature.

Winter Camping Information Troop Meetings Main Event

For Adult and Youth Boy Scout Leaders