2020 Elk River District Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills - IOLS (S-11) Training (CC 758)

2020 Elk River District Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills - IOLS (S-11) Training (CC 758)
Last Day To Register
3/13/2020 11:55 PM
Camp Arrow Head
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Welcome to Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills training.

The Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) (S11) course builds and expands on the concepts and themes introduced in Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training and Varsity Coach Position-Specific Training, and provides Scouters with the confidence to take youth into the outdoors. Again, one must complete their SM/ASM training BEFORE attending IOLS.

Specifically, this hands-on program gives adult leaders a practical introduction to the patrol method of a
boy-led troop by teaching many of the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors.
In addition, the teaching methods, activities, and games model the variety of teaching used in effective and
engaging Scouting programs.

The skills sessions presented in Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills closely follow the Boy Scout
Handbook and are meant to serve as an adult training outline. By using these skills sessions in conjunction
with the Boy Scout Handbook, trainers can be sure new leaders are proficient in many of the basic outdoor
skills through First Class rank, and gain exposure to the patrol method and numerous teaching methods
and learning games. Each skills session references specific chapters in the handbook and highlights the
2016 advancement requirements.

Hands-on participation is the best learning tool, and this course models the techniques used by effective
Scoutmasters, Coaches, Advisors, and other leaders in the Scouting program. Attendees will see and
experience different aspects of how Scouting works while playing the role of Scouts in a troop.
Participants should leave the training experience with a full understanding of how the patrol method
operates, a feeling of comfort in working with and instructing their Scouts, and an increased level of
confidence taking Scouts outdoors safely. With that comes great satisfaction.


For more information, contact Jason Day at 931-450-0568 or chiefday09@gmail.com; Derek Maness at 256-601-2078 or dmaness@mtcbsa.org.

Directions to Camp Arrowhead - At the end of Franklin County Park Road.  Take 24 to exit 117.  Head south on Wattendorf Memorial Highway, turn left onto Dechard Hwy (127), turn right onto 279, then right onto Franklin County Park Rd.

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$40.00 per Registration


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