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Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills IOLS
September 9 @ 7:30 am - September 10 @ 11:00 amFree – $35.00
The Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) course builds and expands on the concepts and themes introduced in Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training and provides Scouters with the confidence to take youth into the outdoors.
Specifically, this hands-on program gives adult leaders a practical introduction to the patrol method of a Scout-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.
Hands-on participation is the best learning tool, and this course models the techniques used by effective Scoutmasters, 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.
September 9th, 7:30 AM – September 10th, 11:00 AM
Participants must be present for the entire event to complete training. Participants will be responsible for their own personal gear including tent. Meals will be provided.
NOTE: While we appreciate all registered adults may wish to get trained (and this would normally be highly encouraged), for now we must focus on those adults that are registered as “direct contact leaders”.
Please only sign up if you are currently registered as a Scoutmaster, Asst. Scoutmaster, Crew Advisor or are about to assume one of these roles in the near future.