OUTDOOR LEADERS SKILLS
Your Council Training Committee invites you to participate in Scoutmaster Training, a training program of skills to be used in your Troop Meeting and in the outdoors. These skills are critical to the success of the Scouting program. This weekend of training provides Boy Scout Troop Leaders with the full range of basic skills needed to provide a quality program to the Scouts in their unit meetings while also mastering basic camp skills.
This course if being held at Camp Gorton from 8:00PM Friday on Sept. 26th to 1:00PM Sunday, Sept. 28th, and is required for all Scoutmasters and Assistants to complete their basic training. The skills taught are also ideal for Venturing leaders as they focus on building confidence and competence in leaders conducting outdoor experiences.
The staff will help you learn how to guide your Troop and Youth Leaders at your weekly meetings, set up camp, cook, work with woods tools and rope, first aid, planning campfires, map and compass skills, hiking and packing techniques, nature identification, and “Leave No Trace”. Each session brings to life the pages of the Boy Scout Handbook and will increase your comfort level while giving you the confidence of a trained, skilled leader. The program also gives you the opportunity to meet & work with other Scout leaders from your area, make new friends, and reinforce skill techniques with fellow unit leaders.