In Scouting’s Guide to Foraging, current Scouts, Scout alumni, and readers interested in the outdoors are provided with time-tested advice on how to safely identify, harvest, and use edible wild plants. Some practical tips include:
How to identify different parts of plant stems, leaves, flowers, and fruit
Where to locate and forage edible plants
Which plants are valuable sources of nutrition and which should be avoided
How to harvest, store, and prepare plants for eating
Ways to cook your finds
How to use plants for tinder, natural dyes, and insect repellants
And so much more!
Since 1910, the Boy Scouts of America has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The BSA is committed to training youth in responsible citizenship, character development, and self-reliance through participation in a wide range of outdoor activities.