Feeling inspired by Oregon's connection to the land and his own passion for adventure, Jason Pastega put his favorite organic ingredients into a kitchen mixer and spread his first bars with a rolling pin in 2008. Six months later, Skout Backcountry was born.
“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.”
— JASON PASTEGA | OWNER
Jason's yellow Labrador and fellow adventure-seeker, Skout, was part of the inspiration behind our name. The definition of "skout" ties directly to our purpose. We found it only fitting to incorporate this definition into the title of our company.
Today, Skout retains an unrelenting commitment to sourcing the best ingredients from the best places on earth, starting with their own backyard - Portland, Oregon. The incredibly simple amount of ingredients that go into each bar are a source of pride for Skout Backcountry, Jason Pastega and the individuals that make it all work behind the scenes.