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TFC: Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills

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Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills

Outdoor Leader Skills for the Boy Scout Outdoor Program 

Required for: Scoutmasters/Ass’t.Scoutmasters, Varsity Coaches 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.

Participants are required to stay overnight as a part of this course.

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
  • Animal Identification;Tracking;Identification
  • Fires Site  Selection  &  Building;  Equipment; Campfires/ Campfire Planning;Safety
  • Cooking;  Equipment; Meal Planning; Storage; Clean-up
  • Backpacking &  Hiking Techniques: Right Gear; Packs & Footwear; Safety

Note: Webelos Den overnighters require a leader that has completed a different course (OLS-W) in order to be in attendance at Webelos overnighters. 

Date/location for IOLS:

  • 2:00 P.M., Sat., December 16th, 2017 thru 
  • 2:00 P.M.,Sun., December 17th, 2017
  • Attendance is mandatory both days to be trained!
  • Camp Big Timber, 37W955 Big Timber Rd., Elgin, 60124
  • Cost: $35.00 / person IOLS - Boy Scout Course











Jennifer James
Training Coordinator -IOLS
Ben Mahlke
Field Director - West
Norris Scout Service Center
415 N Second St
St. Charles, Illinois 60174
Phone: (630) 584-9250
When & Where Outdoor Leader Skills-Boy Scout Training only
Camp Big Timber
Saturday 12-16-2017 2:00 PM to
Sunday 12-17-2017 2:00 PM Past
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