Three Fires Council - TFC: Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills

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, 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; Tent and Bag Specifications
  • Cooking and Sanitation: Prep; Storage; Meal Planning
  • Fires, Stoves, Campfires: Equipment; Safety; Campfire Planning
  • Interfaith Services: Inclusion; Incorporation at Camp-outs
  • Outdoor Ethics: Leave No Trace; Tread Lightly!; Outdoor Code
  • Packing and Hiking: Proper Gear; Packing Techniques
  • Plant and Animal ID: Native and Invasive Species; Tracking
  • Map and Compass: Basics; GPS; Geo cache
  • Ropes and Knots: Whipping; Tying; Lashing
  • Woods Tools: Pocketknife; Camp Saw; Ax; Proper Care and Use; Whittling Chip

Note: Packs and Webelos Den overnighters require a leader that has completed a different course called Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO).

Registration closes two weeks before each course. 


Jennifer James
Training Coordinator -IOLS
jenneyd78@gmail.com
815.508.2737
Aaron Vikemyr
Director of Camping Services
aaron.vikemyr@scouting.org
630.797.4618
Norris Scout Service Center
415 N Second St
St. Charles, Illinois 60174
Phone: (630) 584-9250
When & Where
Multiple sessions to choose from


Saturday 08-11-2018 12:00 PM to
Sunday 08-12-2018 2:00 PM
Camp Big Timber
Map this session
Coords: 42.072257, -88.354235
37W955 Big Timber Rd
Elgin, Illinois 60124
Phone: 847-687-4168


Saturday 10-06-2018 2:00 PM to
Sunday 10-07-2018 2:00 PM
Camp Big Timber
Map this session
Coords: 42.072257, -88.354235
37W955 Big Timber Rd
Elgin, Illinois 60124
Phone: 847-687-4168

Saturday 04-21-2018 9:30 AM to
Sunday 04-22-2018 11:00 AM Past
Camp Big Timber
Map this session
Coords: 42.072257, -88.354235
37W955 Big Timber Rd
Elgin, Illinois 60124
Phone: 847-687-4168

Saturday 06-09-2018 2:00 PM to
Sunday 06-10-2018 2:00 PM Past
Camp Big Timber
Map this session
Coords: 42.072257, -88.354235
37W955 Big Timber Rd
Elgin, Illinois 60124
Phone: 847-687-4168

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