Great Rivers Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) Training

Every scout deserves a trained leader

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. 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 Boy Scout Handbook and are meant to serve as an adult training outline. By using these skills sessions in conjunction with the Scout Handbook, new leaders can become 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. Each skills session references specific chapters in the handbook and highlights the  2019 advancement requirements.

Hands-on participation is the best learning tool, and this course models the techniques used by effective Scoutmasters, Coaches, 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

District Volunteers

Steve Addington
 Great Rivers - Training Chair
     (651) 272-7473
     [email protected]

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