Recce Rifle

A concept pioneered by Naval Special Warfare, the SEAL Recon Rifle or "Recce Rifles" are employed as a fighting carbines, but with enhancements to extend the range and accuracy of the M4 carbine.  There are numerous variations of these rifles which are typically accessorized by the individual user.  The most common modifications are the use of magnified optics and a free floated barrel, paired with match grade ammunition.

The Recce Rifle Phase of the Scout Program will bring long range shooting to your skill set and extend the effective range of your carbine.  Advanced personal camouflage techniques will also be taught, with the course culminating in a final exercise where the trainee identifies a final firing point, makes his approach, builds a position, and fires a precision long range shot all while evading detection by trained military observers.

Core Topics:

  • Fundamental Precision Marksmanship
  • Range Estimation
  • Wind Values
  • Advanced Individual Camouflage
  • Approaches and Stalking
  • Visual Concealment
  • Auditory Concealment
  • Final Firing Points
  • Withdrawing

Field Craft

One of the most overlooked aspects of martial training programs in the western world is how to sustain oneself in austere conditions.  The effects of sleep deprivation, hunger/dehydration, inclement weather, poor hygiene, or simply getting lost all have a deleterious effect on individual and group effectiveness.

Unlike the military, you may not have the resources that a seemingly endless supply and support chain offers which insulates the modern soldier.  The Field Craft phase will train you to support yourself in field environments with only the resources you have on your back or can obtain from the local environment, and do it in a covert and secure manner.  These techniques will be mastered through repetitive implementation throughout the Scout Program.

Core topics include:

  • Field Knife and use
  • Temperature management
  • Shelter
  • Fires
  • Forage (Food/Water)
  • Knots and Cordage
  • Counter-Tracking Techniques
  • Caches
  • Early Warning Systems
  • Field Hygiene
  • Orienteering (Navigation)


Intelligence drives the fight.  To produce intelligence, analysts require accurate and timely information gathered from as many sources as possible.  Some of the most reliable sources of information come from HUMINT, or people.  Reconnaissance actions are conducted to gather a wide variety information about a place or region and is usually rather generalized in it's scope.   Strategic infrastructure, demographics, enemy presence and activity, terrain, and civic disposition are just a few examples of the types of information that can be collected on.

The Reconnaissance phase of the Scout Program will immerse you in reconnaissance patrolling and enable you to work as part of a team gathering information of martial necessity, and delivering it effectively. 

Core topics include:

  • Information vs. Intelligence
  • Intelligence Types
  • Recording/Reporting
  • Domestic/Foreign Equipment Recognition
  • Observation Equipment
  • Radio Communication
  • Team Organization
  • Observation Techniques
  • Infiltration Patrolling
  • Night Patrols
  • Advanced Contact Drills
  • Support & Overwatch


Surveillance involves information gathering on a specific target which can be a place, individual, group, or object.  Often, a reconnaissance action is only the first phase of a surveillance operation used to locate the target, and the surveillance phase can begin either by the same team or a follow on element.  During surveillance, constant contact is kept with the target to gather as much pertinent information as possible, as dictated by your intelligence requirements.

The Surveillance Phase of the Scout Program focuses on static surveillance, and will take the trainee through the process of identifying potential hide sites, creating a secure and concealed hide, and conducting static surveillance from this position.  Included will be dynamic live-fire compromise drills and scenarios for surveillance conducted in high-risk areas.

Core topics include:

  • Hide Construction/Selection
  • Hide Operation/Roles
  • Urban Hides
  • Still Imagery
  • Video Recording
  • Surveillance Communication
  • Target Logs
  • Security
  • Remote and Early Warning Systems
  • Sustainment and Resupply
  • Compromise Drills