Looking back at ‘Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout?’

tougher-logoSeason One of Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout? on the National Geographic Channel sure was a great ride.

As of March 2014, there has been no word of whether there will be a second season.

In the meantime, check below to relive the six-episode first season with my weekly recaps!

And if you missed out, the entire series is now available on DVD ($30) or iTunes ($14 for HD or $10 for SD).


Episode 1: Canoe Jousting (March 4, 2013)

Read Bryan’s recap/review

Episode 2: Ninja Scouts (March 11, 2013)

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Episode 3: Buoy Scouts (March 18, 2013)

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Episode 4: Where Eagles Fly (March 25, 2013)

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Episode 5: Face Plant (April 1, 2013)

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Episode 6: Man Vs. Scout (April 1, 2013)

Read Bryan’s recap/review

15 thoughts on “Looking back at ‘Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout?’

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  3. Hi there guys from Ireland and like my colleague from Australis I’d love to see this series on National Geographic but not shown this side of the Atlantic as yet. Bryan let us know on Facebook and Twitter if they will likely do this even after the series is finished.

  4. I have watched two and a part of the third episode. I must say I will not watch the rest of the episodes. The third one is a disgrace. The producers of the show couldn’t find some better competition than two over weight 40 year olds. I think the show is presenting a very poor image of scouting.

    • The reality is that many adult leaders are not following the scout Promise of being “Physically Fit”. This includes myself. There is too much good dutch oven cooking out there and not enough physical activity. Leaders lead by example and if you honestly look at the shape of the adult leaders at your next event, take notice how many are physically fit or not. It should urge leaders to take off the weight and keep it off.
      Years ago, our ASM had 6 bypasses performed. He used to fling bacon grease on everything on camp outs. After his surgery, we all went on a diet and changed our meals. We came down to his low fat diet to help him stay with it and for our own health.
      We all need to be in account with each other and “check” one another if we fall outside of scoutings values, Promise, and Law. Not condemn, but to encourage each other.

  5. Poor image of scouting? What is the “image” of scouting? Just because 2 men are overweight they make scouting look bad? While I do agree, it wasn’t very entertaining, I think your comment is way off basis.

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  8. While I agree that more physically fit competitors could surely have been found,I was even more dis-impressed with the attitudes regarding safety and overall Scout Spirit shown by the youth. Some of the “wake-up” comments when getting the adults up for a.m.hikes, and the general water safety-or not- shown by the Scouts didn’t portray us in our best light. Overall, I was very disappointed, and after the first shows, I stopped encouraging folks to watch. If there IS a second show, I hope we do a better job of showing all aspects of what Scouting is about.
    -Sam Melville
    +Troop Commitee Secretary and Eagle Mentor
    +Council ERM Committee
    +Wife and mother of Eagle Scouts and Vigil Honor Brothers of OA

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