Our Story


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

Skout Backcountry is a family-owned, multi-generational company born on the high slopes of the rugged Cascade Mountains of the Pacific Northwest. Founder Jason Pastega was raised in Oregon, an area known for its connection to the land and abundance of outdoor activities.

Skout Backcountry - Jason SnowboardingDisappointed with the existing selection of energy and nutrition food, filled with high-fructose corn syrup and artificial ingredients, Jason wanted provisions that were healthy, organic, and real. So in 2008, Jason put his favorite organic ingredients into a kitchen mixer and spread his first bars with a rolling pin. Six months later Skout was born.

Skout Backcountry is a combination of the passionate pursuit of an adventurous lifestyle, the excitement of creating great-tasting, healthy foods, and a strong commitment to promoting environmental stewardship. Because we believe that nature got it right the first time, every one of our products is made from the best that nature has to offer — embodying the rugged, energetic spirit of the region.

The quality of life in the Pacific Northwest is special, and it will remain so only by becoming stewards of the land and fostering a responsible and sustainable local economy. We are fortunate to have the opportunity to participate in, and give back to, our local community.



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