Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills, weekend of April 17

By Keith Head, Training Committee Chair

The District will be offering Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills at the Trail to First Class campout at Log Gulch Campground on Holter Lake over the weekend of April 17.  IOLS is one of the classes necessary for a SM or ASM to be considered trained.  Please see the attached information.  We look forward to seeing you in class!

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills


Friday, 17 April 2015:

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm                 Registration

7:00 pm – 7:30 pm                 The Patrol Method               Keith Head

7:30 pm – 8:30 pm                 Campsite Selection             Forrest LaBelle

8:30 pm – 9:00 pm                 Leave No Trace                     Keith Head

9:00 pm – 10:00 pm               Cracker Barrel

Saturday, 18 April 2015:

7:00 am – 8:00 am                 Breakfast on your own

8:00 am – 8:15 am                 Flag Ceremony

8:30 am – 9:15 am                 Ropes – Whipping, Knots and Lashing    John Anderson

9:20 am – 10:10 am               Woods Tools – Knife, Camp Saw and Axe           Paul Grosvold

10:15 am – 11:00 am             Fire Site Preparation and Fire Building  Peter Jennings

11:05 am – 12:15 pm             Cooking                                                          Robert Dowdy

12:15 pm – 12:45 pm             Lunch from Cooking Class

12:50 pm – 1:55 pm               First Aid                                                         Mike Davis

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm                 Plant/Animal Identification                                  Tim Locke

2:50 pm – 3:45 pm                 Packing/Hiking Techniques                                   Forrest LaBelle

3:50 pm – 4:45 pm                 Map/Compass Reading                              Keith Head

4:50 pm – 5:00 pm                 Closing

ALL students need to come prepared to camp out in a tent and have the necessary equipment that you would expect your scouts to have with them for a campout!! This includes the 10 Essential Items for a Scout. (1) pocketknife, (2) first-aid kit, (3) extra clothing, (4) rain gear, (5) flashlight, (6) trail food, (7) water, (8) matches and/or fire starter, (9) sun protection, (10) and map and compass)

The purpose of this training course is to prepare the Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster to teach the basic outdoor skill requirements up to First Class rank to their Scouts. So Be Prepared as we would have our Scouts be prepared as well.

Following this training there will be the Order of the Arrow Tap-Out ceremony. We hope that you will attend.

What to Bring Reference: Boy Scout Handbook, chapter 9, “Camping”

Overnight gear, outdoor essentials, and appropriate clothing are the heart of camping equipment. Carry a light load of only what you need to keep yourself safe and make a good camp; leave all unnecessary items at home. Use lightweight backpacking tents for two only—no wall or large recreation types.

Personal Overnight Camping Gear

Boy Scout Handbook

Outdoor Essentials

■          Pocketknife

■          First-aid kit

■          Extra clothing

■          Rain gear

■          Water bottle filled with potable water

■          Flashlight

■          Matches and fire starters

■          Sun protection

■          Map and compass

■          Clothing for the season (warm-weather or cold-weather)

■          Backpack

■          Rain cover for backpack

■          Sleeping bag, or two or three blankets

■          Sleeping pad

■          Ground cloth

Eating kit

■          Spoon

■          Plate

■          Bowl

■          Cup

Cleanup kit

■          Soap

■          Toothbrush

■          Toothpaste

■          Dental floss

■          Comb

■          Washcloth

■          Towel

Personal extras (optional)

■          Watch             ■          Pencil or pen            ■          Swimsuit

■          Camera and film      Sunglasses               Gloves

■          Notebook or paper  Small musical instrument