North Star - Outdoor Leader Skills Training
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Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills is a hands-on program that gives adult leaders the practical outdoor skills that they need to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors. The skills that are taught in this course are:
- Campsite Selection
- Ropes - Whipping, Tying, and Lashing
- Wood Tools - Knife, Camp Saw, and Ax
- Fire Site Preparation and Building
- First Aid
- Plant Identification
- Animal Identification
- Packing and Hiking Techniques
- Finding Your Way - Map and Compass Reading
- Leave No Trace
- Program Events - Flage Ceremonies, Interfaith Worship, and Campfire Programs
Course syllabus: Introduction To Outdoor Leader Skills (#33640) Available at the Scout Service Center. Each Course Director should have a copy and other staff members as necessary.
This is a hands-on course. All of the skills are contained in the Boy Scout Handbook. All staff members and participants should have a copy of the Boy Scout Handbook.
Who should attend:
Anyone going to Woodbadge, Scout Masters, Varsity Leaders, Venture Leaders & Their Assistants.
Recommended for YM Presidencies, CORs, Commissioners and all Unit Committee Members.
$15.00 Includes food, patches & program materials.
NorthStar Training will be held at Spring and Fall District Camps. Adult leaders will leave their troops or teams for this training during the District camp. Additional adult supervision will be required for your scouts. Remember minimum 2-deep leadership.