Wasatch DistrictTrainingNorth Star Training

North Star - Outdoor Leader Skills Training

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
  • Cooking
  • 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.

Check the calendar for dates.



Utah National Parks Council - Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills Course Website

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