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Five Rivers Council Inc., BSATrainingIntroduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (ITOLS)

This hands-on program gives adult leaders the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the out-of-door. Imagine having hands-on knowledge setting up a campsite, pitching a tent, hiking, outdoor cooking - all the skills necessary to see the outdoor program of the Boy Scouts of America come to life.

This training is a weekend-long training held bi-annually alternating between Camp Brulé and Camp Gorton. Please check the Council training calendar for schedule dates.

Tent overnight camping is required.

ITOLS includes information on:

  • Campsite Selection

  • Fire Site Preparation & Building

  • Cooking

  • Plant Identification

  • Flag Ceremony

  • Leave No Trace

  • Interfaith Worship

  • Ropes - Whipping, Tying, & Lashing

  • First Aid

  • Woods Tools - Knife, Camp Saw, & Axe

  • Animal Identification

  • Finding Your Way - Map & Compass Reading

  • Packing & Hiking Techniques

Scoutmaster & Assistant Scoutmaster Position Specific Training

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