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IOLS- INTRODUCTION TO OUTDOOR LEADER SKILLS

December 5th, 2020 – Beaumont Scout Reservation
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A new Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster is considered trained upon completion of Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training and the Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills.

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.

Due to Guidelines with COVID-19 the format of Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills will be a little different. We believe that the quality of training will remain at our high standards with additional flexibility to meet your busy schedules. The training will consist of two parts:

  1. Virtual training via Zoom. This will consist of two sessions on November 23 and November 30. The sessions will run from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm each night.
  2. Outdoor skills training will be take place on December 5th.  The training will begin promptly at 7:30am and end by 5:30pm.

Lunch, coffee, & water will be provided during the outdoor sessions. You must wear a mask at all time  & there will be COVID-19 screening  when you arrive. Items to bring are: camp chair, coffee cup, water cup, day bag, rain gear, ink pen, and your mask.

IOLS Gear & Packing List

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.

The skills sessions presented in Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills closely follow the Scout Handbook and are meant to serve as an adult training outline. By using these skills sessions in conjunction with the 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.

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.