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Apr 7-8, 2017
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills Training

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills is the required outdoor training for all ScoutmastersExternal Link, Assistant Scoutmasters, Leaders of Eleven Year Old ScoutsExternal Link, and Varsity Scout Coaches and Assistant CoachesExternal Link and is also known as Scoutmaster Outdoor Training.

Outdoor skills are critical to the success of the Scouting program, and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills will provide leaders with the basic outdoor skills information needed to start a program right. The skills taught are based on the outdoor skills found in The Boy Scout HandbookExternal Link. The course is also ideal for VenturingExternal Link leaders because it focuses on skills that build confidence and competence in leaders conducting outdoor camping experiences.

A new ScoutmasterExternal Link, Assistant Scoutmaster, Leader of Eleven Year Old ScoutsExternal Link, Varsity Scout CoachExternal Link or Assistant Varsity Scout CoachExternal Link is considered trained upon completion of Scoutmaster/Coach and Assistant Scoutmaster/Coach Indoor Leader Specific TrainingExternal Link and the Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills.

Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills, which are the skills required for the TenderfootExternal Link, Second ClassExternal Link, and First ClassExternal Link ranks. Because emphasis is placed on a leader's previous knowledge of the skill rather than course attendance, a new leader can complete this course at an accelerated pace. The emphasis is on the skill, rather than on attending the course.

This course of training will be held on Friday 7 April at 6 PM thru Saturday 8 April 2017 at 6 PM at Camp Birch.

The cost of the training course is $30.00 if registered by March 26, and $40.00 after March 26. The last day to register is April 4.

For more information regarding this training contact Chuck Forsythe at

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