Troop/Pack Meeting "Knot Fu" Class

Taught by Knot Fu Sensei Ben Jamin Walker
in the Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council
(Registered Merit Badge Counselor, but not otherwise affiliated with the BSA)

And do the Pioneering Merit Badge at our fun weekend workshop,
with your Troop & Scout Families

Have your SPL and Scoutmaster or Cub Pack look at this webpage, and then contact Sensei Ben. The NEXT STEP is for your Troop or Pack to book our inexpensive TROOP MEETING EVENT to experience knot magic and to learn basic Knot Fu skills. Ben requests that every Scout and Scouter participates. The skills that Sensei Ben teaches are one-of-a-kind. Seeing is believing, so book a MEETING first. 

After the TROOP/PACK MEETING session, your group may additionally book an optional Pioneering Merit Badge Weekend (weekends all year), held at our Tribal Wisdom Academy forest campus near Los Gatos, or at our location near Yosemite which includes cabins (all year).

The scale and power of these authentic pioneer skills will move your Troop or Cub Pack to the next level. Ben has lived with actual pioneer tribes in the African wilderness and will guide your boys in the historic pioneer style and methods. We will cook on a campfire and Ben will tell his real-life adventure stories where he used Boy Scout skills in over 30 countries. The goal is to guide each Scout toward creating their own personal life-story through the empowerment of traditional Scout skills. 

You may include parents and siblings when booking these private LLC events. We are a registered Limited Liability Company, with our own insurance policy. 

Youngling untying knot with Jedi mind power. The Forest is strong in this one...

Youngling untying knot with Jedi mind power. The Forest is strong in this one...

Your SCOUT MEETING with Sensei Ben, group price:

Fun Sensei Ben Pioneering Merit Badge WEEKEND group price:

The 2-day BIG Project Package includes a weekend with 16-hours of project construction, Knot Fu classes and Merit Badge instruction. (And also may include our forest campsite for one night if at our TWA Location.)  

See more about Sensei Ben by clicking HERE.  

Contact Ben at or TEXT to 408-898-8222

Knot Fu and Tribal Wisdom Academy are trademarks of Tribal Wisdom Academy, LLC, and are not affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America. Ben is a currently registered BSA Merit Badge Counselor for Pioneering, Wilderness Survival, Orienteering and nine other merit badges in the Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council. 

University of Scouting

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Come join the action! Take Ben’s class. This is Ben Walker’s 5th year teaching in the Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council’s “University of Scouting”. See

Easy Fire-by-Friction with Ben Walker!

Easy Fire-by-Friction with Ben Walker!

Another Fun Adult Class
on Saturday Oct 26th 2019
with Teacher Ben Jamin Walker

$10 registration covers either 9am-noon or 1pm-4pm
(Or stay all day! Lunch at noon is included.)
Fisher Middle School
19195 Fisher Avenue
Los Gatos, CA

Besides any adult: Scouts may also attend various Merit Badge Classes at the event.

Call or text Ben if you have questions, at 408-898-8222

Parents are invited to this special drop-in workshop for adults! Learn tricks and easy skills that will awaken your children to the magic of Scoutcraft. Experience Ben Walker’s easy primer on fun campfire ignition technologies, simple animal calls, astronomy essentials, safe wood carving tools, compass tricks, campfire cookery, and learn essential Knot Fu methods for teaching simple knots. Drop-in anytime 9am to 3pm, or even stay and play the whole day. The AM session repeats in the afternoon.

This fun adult workshop does not require WORKSHEETS: But please see the skills that we teach to kids on our Summer Camp link below, AND see our awesome videos!