INTRODUCTION TO OUTDOOR LEADER SKILLS

Friday, September 9, 2016 – Sunday, September 11, 2016

 

 Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)is a hands-on course that provides adult leaders the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors. Upon completion, leaders should feel comfortable teaching Scouts the basic skills required to obtain the First Class rank.

Instructors will provide you with hands on knowledge of setting up camp, outdoor cooking, working with woods tools, knot tying, first aid techniques, planning campfire programs, orienteering, hiking and backpacking techniques, nature identification, and Leave No Trace.  Each outdoor session will bring to life the pages of the Boy Scout Handbook to help you develop the skills necessary to deliver the outdoor program to the youth that you serve.

This is also one of the required trainings that must be completed by Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters in order to be considered trained.   Completion of this course will also allow direct contact leaders to be rechartered in your unit as a Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster in 2016.

When:     Friday, September 9th to Sunday, September 11th

Where:    Camp Pine Mountain in West Point, GA

Time:      Course check in is at 6:00 p.m. EST on Friday and the course will end on Sunday by 2:00 p.m. EST. 

Cost:       $30 which includes meals, snacks, and course handouts.  Registration deadline is September 7th, 2016. No onsite registration will be allowed.

What to Bring:

  • Current BSA medical form – Parts A and B (Click on link for a copy)
  • Boy Scout Handbook
  • Full BSA Class A Uniform and Class B/Activity Uniform
  • Outdoor Essentials – Pocket Knife, First Aid Kit, Rain Gear, Water Bottle, Flashlight, Matches, Map and Compass, Tent, Ground Cloth, Sleeping Bag, Sleeping Pad.
  • Eating Kit – Spoon, Fork, Knife, Plate, Bowl, and Cup.
  • Cleanup Kit – Soap, Toothbrush, Tooth Paste, Washcloth, Towel, etc.
  • Personal Extras – Folding Chair/Stool, Watch, Pen or Pencil, Paper or Notebook
How to Register:     Click Here to Register OR call the Council office at 706-327-2634 to register.  Registration deadline is September 7th, 2016. No onsite registration will be allowed.

 

Directions to Camp Pine Mountain
565 Boy Scout Road West Point, GA: 

From Columbus:

 

 

Travel Interstate 185 north, to the Hamilton exit (Exit 25, GA-116) Exit the Interstate. At the stop sign turn left and travel west on GA HWY 116. Continue 13 miles, Ga-116 becomes Ga-103. You will pass Johnson Controls corporation on your right. Make a left onto old West Point Road. As you start down the hill, turn into the first driveway on your left.   

 

 

 

From La Grange:

 

 

 

Travel Interstate 85, south, to Exit 2 the West Point exit. Exit the Interstate. At the stop sign turn left and travel east on GA HWY 18 approximately one half mile. Turn right on to GA HWY 103 (first road to the right). Go approximately two miles and turn right onto old West Point Road (this is the second paved road to your right after turning on to GA HWY 103). As you start down the hill, turn into the first driveway on your left. 

 

 

 

From Auburn/Opelika:

 

 

 

Travel Interstate 85, north, to the West Point exit. Exit the Interstate at exit 2. At the stop sign turn right and travel east on GA HWY 18 approximately one half mile. Turn right onto GA HWY 103 (first road to the right). Go approximately two miles and turn right onto old West Point Road (this is the second paved road to your right after turning on to GA HWY 103). As you start down the hill, turn into the first driveway on your left. 

 

Or enter N 32°51.701' W085°08.332 into you GPS system. On a Garmin, click "Where To?" then "Coordinates" enter above coordinates and click "Go!"

Questions? Contact Debbi Lytle, Council Training Chair at djlytle@att.net or Mark Davis, Course Director at davis518@icloud.com OR Andy Ginn, Council Training Staff Adviser at williamandrew.ginn@scouting.org.