Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills Training

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Date:  October 19-20, 2019

Times: 8:30 am Saturday to 12:00 pm Sunday

Location: Camp Buck Run, Rocky Ridge

Course Fee:  $35.00 
    Includes course materials, meals, and activities

Registration: Register online at wfbsa.org/IOLS
    by Tuesday, October 15

For Questions, please contact Dan Laco at danglaco7@gmail.com  or     John Schuerman at jjschuerm@gmail.com

Introduction to Outdoor Leader skills is one of three required training courses for a Scoutmaster or Asst. Scoutmaster to be considered “Trained”.  Scoutmaster Position Specific Training is another one of the required courses and will be offered from 12:00-2:00 pm Sunday if enough people are interested in taking it then.  There will be no additional cost for this training.  If interested in taking Scoutmaster Position Specific, please indicate so on the online registration. 

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) is designed for Scouts BSA Scoutmasters & Assistant Scoutmasters, focusing on the outdoor skills needed for Tenderfoot through First Class ranks.  By providing a fun-filled, hands-on training in the outdoors, IOLS is designed to help Leaders gain confidence in their ability through hands-on, practical application of skills and proven methods of  influencing growth in positive ways to achieve the purposes of the BSA. 

Instructors will help you learn how to set up camp, cook, work with woods tools, ropes and knots, first aid, planning campfire programs, map and compass skills, hiking and packing techniques and Leave No Trace.  By teaching and implementing the Patrol Method, participants will live like a Scout and learn the importance of the structured Patrol.

This is the required outdoor portion of Leader Specific Training for Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters in
order to earn the Trained patch.  This is also a great supplemental training for Committee Members.