Outdoor skills are critical to the success of the Scouting program, and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills will provide the expertise needed to plan, execute, and enjoy a successful and fun outdoor program. This hands-on course provides adult leaders the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the outdoors. Upon completion, leaders should feel comfortable teaching Scouts the basic skills required to obtain the First Class rank.
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills is required for all Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, and Varsity Scout Coaches in order to be considered trained. Completion of this course, along with Youth Protection and Scoutmaster Specific trainings, will enable direct contact leaders to be rechartered in your unit as a Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster. This training is also recommended for second year Webelos leaders and Troop Committee members too.
Instructors will provide hands-on knowledge of setting up camp, outdoor cooking, working with wood tools, knot tying and lashings, first aid techniques, planning campfire programs, orienteering, hiking and backpacking techniques, nature identification, as well as Leave No Trace principals.
Registration is $35. A list of what to bring with you to the training is available here.
Please direct questions to your Scoutmaster or your District Training Chair.