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Is there an organization for adults to learn outdoor skills with their kids?

As an active adult in the Boy Scouts of America, I would highly suggest that you find a local scout troop in your area and sign up. Not only will you be helping the troop in a number of ways, but it ...
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Is there an organization for adults to learn outdoor skills with their kids?

Volunteer in Search and Rescue (SAR). I just got certified through my state's Sheriff's Association as a volunteer search and rescuer. I went through a two-month-long class with an intense outdoor "...
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Is there an organization for adults to learn outdoor skills with their kids?

I don't know of any organization as you describe, but there certainly ways for adults to learn outdoorsmanship. There are likely outdoor clubs in your area that run educational programs. Here in New ...
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Is there an organization for adults to learn outdoor skills with their kids?

You could read the Boy Scout Handbook and the BSA Fieldbook to get a strong basic knowledge of scouting skills. You'll need to get hands on experience, but that doesn't require being in the back ...
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Is there an organization for adults to learn outdoor skills with their kids?

There's a lot of great answers here, and one answer touched on it, but I really wanted to emphasize the quality of the resources and classes available at REI. Classes are open to members and non-...
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Is there an organization for adults to learn outdoor skills with their kids?

http://www.outwardbound.org/ - has education programs for adults. However, I think you're on the right track with just finding your local community in some online way. For example, you can learn a ...
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Is there an organization for adults to learn outdoor skills with their kids?

The American Alpine Club and the Alpine Club of Canada each have local sections that offer regular skills courses in ropes, weather, orienteering (map, compass, GPS), climbing, mountaineering, ...
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Is there an organization for adults to learn outdoor skills with their kids?

If your looking for a club you and your child could participate in together then maybe checkout Spiral Scouts International. http://www.spiralscouts.org/ It is for kids aged 3-18 years old, co-ed. ...
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Is there an organization for adults to learn outdoor skills with their kids?

Baden-Powell Service Association (BPSA-US), a traditional scouting organization that promotes inclusive membership, outdoor skills, back to basic traditional program and service in the community. They ...
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Is there an organization for adults to learn outdoor skills with their kids?

http://www.venturing.org/ Venturing Age Groups Venturers Youth Participants: those who are age 14 (or 13 and graduated 8th grade) through the age of 17 are referred to as youth participants. Adult ...
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Is there an organization for adults to learn outdoor skills with their kids?

I think the closest "adult version" of Boy Scouts are Firefighters. They help people, cut trees and any kind of useful "manual" work the citizens need. Logically there are quite big differences but ...
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Is there an organization for adults to learn outdoor skills with their kids?

The cub scouts and boy scouts are now accepting girls in their programs. As your daughter is 3 or around 4 since this was posted she would have to join cub scouting and you can be there with her as a ...
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