Outdoor Leader Skills for the Boy Scout Outdoor Program
Required for: Scoutmasters, Ass’t.Scoutmasters, and Crew Advisers
Recommended for: Troop and Crew Committee Members, Charter Org. Reps., Webelos Leaders, Cubmasters/ Assistant Cubmasters and Pack Committee Members interested in learning basic outdoor camping skills for the Boy Scout Program.
This course will satisfy the requirements for all Scoutmasters/ Assistant Scoutmasters to be certified as “Trained” in Outdoor Leader Skills. This course is designed as an introductory course. It is recommended for those wishing to take Wood Badge training.
IOLS Course Description:
Emphasis will be placed upon learning the following skills:
Campsite Selection; Basics;Campsite selection,set-up camp and safety
Leave No Trace Camping; Outdoor Ethics;Outdoor Code; Tread Lightly!
Ropes: Whipping, Tying & Lashing;
Woods Tools: Knife, Camp Saw, and Axe;Tips; Cleaning;Sharpening;Using the tools safely
Finding Your Way: Map & Compass Reading;
Plant Identification; Native and Poisonous species
Fires Site Selection & Building; Equipment; Campfires/ Campfire Planning;Safety