Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout?

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  • TV-PG
  • 2013
  • 1 Season
  • 7.3  (51)

Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout? is an adventure-based reality show produced by the National Geographic Channel. The show premiered in 2013 and was hosted by Charles Ingram, featuring Rio Gifford and Rob Nelsen as the scoutmasters. The show follows a group of former Boy Scouts as they strive to prove that they can still keep up with the younger scouts. The contestants are put through a series of challenges, both physical and mental, that test their survival skills, endurance, and leadership abilities.

Each episode of the series features three former Boy Scouts who are paired with a younger scout. The pairs must then compete against each other in a series of challenges that range from building a shelter to navigating a wilderness trail. These challenges are designed to test the participants' agility, strength, and stamina, as well as their problem-solving and communication skills.

The boys serve as guides and mentors as they lead their adult partners through the tasks, teaching them the skills and techniques necessary to complete each challenge. Meanwhile, the scoutmasters oversee the competition, grading the performances of the participants and providing feedback on their strengths and weaknesses.

The contestants compete in a range of environments, from the wilderness of Utah to the rugged terrain of Arizona. Some of the challenges contestants face include starting a fire using only natural materials, rappelling down a rock face, and building a bridge to cross a river.

Throughout the series, viewers get to learn more about each contestant, their reasons for participating in the competition, and their backgrounds as Boy Scouts. Some of the contestants are former Eagle Scouts, while others have had personal struggles that they hope conquering the challenges of the show will help to overcome.

The series not only showcases the contestants' physical abilities but also their fortitude and perseverance in tough situations. It also underscores the importance of the skills taught through the Boy Scouts program and how they can be applied in real-life situations.

Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout? is an inspiring and entertaining show that challenges the viewer's perception of what it means to be a Boy Scout. The contestants' determination in the face of adversity is a testament to the value of the skills and experiences gained through scouting. The show illustrates how the Boy Scouts' tenets help in building strong interpersonal relationships, leadership skills, and situational awareness.

The series effectively combines outdoor adventure with personal and leadership development, providing a unique perspective on what it takes to survive and thrive in challenging circumstances. The camaraderie between the scouts and their partners is heartwarming, and the insights gained from watching the show can benefit anyone looking to challenge themselves to be better individuals, leaders, and team members.

In conclusion, Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout? is an exciting and educational show that highlights the adventuresome side of life while also imparting valuable life skills. The contestants' resilience and determination in the face of adversity make for a compelling viewing experience. It is a show that not only helps to promote the Boy Scouts program but also inspires viewers to seek new challenges, develop personal and leadership skills, and push their limits to see what they're truly made of.

Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout? is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on March 4, 2013.

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Man vs. Scout
6. Man vs. Scout
April 1, 2013
The contenders cross a gorge using a commando line and then swim across a lake.
Face Plant
5. Face Plant
April 1, 2013
Two ex-Scouts and a former soccer player compete in an archery challenge and a rifle-shooting competition.
Buoy Scouts
4. Buoy Scouts
March 25, 2013
Two former Eagle Scouts and one man who left scouting as a teenager compete in a relay race. Later, a contestant gets heat exhaustion; and the finalist participates in a sink-or-swim challenge.
Where Eagles Fly
3. Where Eagles Fly
March 18, 2013
Bill, Paul and Marc all think they are tougher than a boy scout: Bill wants to make his scoutmaster dad proud; Paul is competing in memory of his former scout grandfather; and Marc who has no scout experience. The adults show off their skills in pioneering and shooting. But only one remains for the final challenge: an orienteering race.
Ninja Scouts
2. Ninja Scouts
March 11, 2013
Three adults who think they're tougher than the scouts compete in the Sequoia National Forest. They face a bridge rappel, rafting down Class III rapids and pitching a tent.
Man vs. Scout
1. Man vs. Scout
March 4, 2013
The scouts compete with Gregg who's honoring his father; Howard, who was told as a kid that he couldn't be a Scout; and Stev, who was kicked out of Scouts when he was 7.
Where to Watch Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout?
Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout? is available for streaming on the National Geographic website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout? on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    March 4, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (51)