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Scout Skills Intensive
Tactical Awareness, Movement, Bird Language and More

NEW Upcoming E-Course!

Scout Skills:
An Essential Class for Challenging Times
Live 8 Week Video Series



Join me for a deep dive into the Way of the Scout.  Drawing from my new book,  we will explore the key and core areas of Scout Training in the form of very specific Skills training.  If you've ever wondered about how to deepen your Scout training and awareness or if you are new to this training, this class is for you.  Embrace and unlock the archetypal energies of the Forest Ninja, the Ranger, and the Scout.

For millenia, human beings have followed these ancient ways. You could say it is a human birthright.  And, during modern times these skills are more relevant than ever.

Yet, in the 21st century we face myriad complexities,  around finding the right teacher, incorporating these ways into our lives, and finding routines that truly help us go deeper. 

During the course, we will cover topics such as

-Basic and Advanced Awareness Training 

-Natural and Animal-Based Movement

- Self-Defense

- Survival

- Bird Language

-Urban and Suburban Scout Skills

-Mapping and Navigation

-Threat Assessment 

-Knowing the Land

- Peripheral Sensing

-Mind's Eye Development and More

By the end of this course participants will have a deeper connection to the land they live on, the natural world around them, feel safer and more aware, and have a path of lifelong learning in front of them revealing a new way of being based on ancient approaches,

All classes will be recorded and available for your viewing convenience! 


Zoom conference calls

Thursday 4:30-6:30pm PT

8 Total Sessions (No class week of April 11th)
Starting March 28th


Recordings available!

Early Bird: $250

General: $300
Nate Summers, M.Ac.
Lead Instructor

Nate Summers, author of Shadow Survival: A Guide to Tactical Awareness, Evasion, Advanced Survival and More has been a survival skills instructor for over 20 years with a background in anthropology, Asian studies, and natural medicine. He taught and directed at the Wilderness Awareness School for over 15 years, and  has served as faculty for the Desert Institute of Healing Arts, the Asian Institute of Medical Studies, and as adjunct faculty for Prescott College. He has taught Scout Skills, Natural Movement, and Survival Skills to people of all ages all over the world.  Nate's passions include martial arts, natural movement, foraging, survival, ethnobotany, and going on adventures with his family.


          Guest Instructors:

Lead Instructor


Jon Young  is a deep nature-people-self connection researcher, mentor, naturalist, wildlife tracker, author, workshop leader, consultant, sought after public speaker and storyteller. Jon has been mentored in deep nature connection by his own grandmothers, Tom Brown, Jr. and a host of elders and experts. As a leader in the field of nature-based community building over 30 years, Jon’s research into the impact and significance of nature on mentoring, human intelligence, spiritually, well-being and development has influenced tens of thousands of people worldwide.  Jon has authored and co-authored several seminal works on nature connection and connection mentoring, including What the Robin Knows: How Birds Reveal the Secrets of the Natural World (2013), and Coyote's Guide to Connecting to Nature (2007). Jon has appeared in numerous documentaries including The Animal Communicator (2012). In 2016, he received the Champion of Environmental Education Award for his innovative work, which has inspired positive developments in the field, and fostered the growth of the nature connection movement on a global level. Jon is a father of six children, and lives in the Santa Cruz Mountains with his partner, Sarah

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Lead Instructor

Sarah is a energywork practitioner, bodyworker, wildlife tracker, and interspecies communicator. She has studied wildlife tracking through Shikari Tracker Mentoring with Jon Young and Josh Lane, Tom Brown Jr’s Tracker School, and Cybertracker Conservation. She is a graduate of the Kamana Naturalist Training Program and studied Interspecies Communication with Anna Breytenbach and Wynter Worsthorne. 


For over 19 years, Sarah has been practicing various healing modalities including Chakra-work, Craniosacral Therapy, Meridian Therapy, Qi Gong, Emotional Clearing, and Five Elements Herbalism. She currently offers Earth-based energywork sessions, and lives in the sandhill mountains near Santa Cruz, CA with her partner Jon.

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