Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills

To receive credit you are required to attend the entire course (no partial credit is provided)

Who should attend? Outdoor skills are critical to the success of the Scouting program. ITOLS provides leaders with the basic outdoor skills information needed to start a program right. Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills is the required outdoor training for all Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, Varsity Scout Coaches & Assistant Varsity Coaches. However, troop committee members will also gain an understanding of the outdoor program and how to best support the Scoutmaster in delivering a quality outdoor program to the scouts.

What are the areas of training?
  • Flag Raising
  • Woods Tools
  • Maps & Compass
  • Campsite Selection
  • Ropes, Knots & Lashings
  • Plant & Animal Identification
  • Interfaith Worship Service
  • Advancements During Camp-outs
  • Outdoor Ethics
  • Cooking
  • Backpacking & Hiking
  • Campfire Program

You will become a member of a patrol in a adult training troop. As a member of a patrol, you will learn how to train boys in patrol operations including patrol outdoor activities. You will learn how the advancement program works from Scout through Eagle Scout rank and how to organize the troop patrols to provide an effective program for the boys in your troop.

What should I bring? Consider the Troop Leader Guidebook Vol. I
and the Boy Scout Handbook, bring them. A pen and paper will also be necessary and a comfortable camp chair for classroom sessions.

The next session will be held at the 2018 Spring Camporee. Be sure to attend Roundtable for more information. Contact the training team if you are interested in taking this training.

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