Our Story



Skout Backcountry - Jason SnowboardingSkout Backcountry exists to fuel every adventure with the best nomadic provisions the backcountry has to offer — without compromise.

“In 2008, while on Mt. Hood, I stopped to refuel and pulled out a so called ‘healthy’ snack. While reading the ingredient list, I quickly realized I needed a chemistry degree to understand what it was made of. Returning to Portland, I began my quest to come up with a solution.“

With a desire to get back to nature, Jason created Skout Backcountry Organic foods in his home kitchen. It wasn’t long before Jason loaded up his first production batch and began selling it out of the back of his van to all the Portland shops he could find.

Jason and Scout

Skout Backcountry is the combination of...
Define your adventure, bringing the best organic foods in the world along with you.

Behind the Name
Jason's yellow Labrador and fellow adventure-seeker, Scout, was part of the inspiration for our name. The definition of "scout" ties directly to our purpose. We found it only fitting to incorporate this definition into the title of our company.

scout [skout] v. to find by seeking, searching, or exploring.