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Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills

The Jayhawk Area Council invites you to participate in Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) Training. A fun-filled program of hands-on skills training in the indoors and outdoors, designed to help you master basic camp skills required for Tenderfoot to First Class Boy Scout ranks and to be able to teach those to boys.

Instructors will help you learn how to set up camp, cook, work with wood tools and about ropes, first aid, planning campfire programs, map reading and compass skills, hiking and packing techniques, nature identification, and Leave No Trace. Each outdoor session will bring to life the pages of the Boy Scout Handbook to help you deliver the promise of Scouting to yourself and the youth you serve. It will increase your comfort level and give you confidence as a trained skilled leader. The program will also give you the opportunity to work with other Scout leaders from your area, meet new friends, and reinforce skill techniques with fellow unit leaders.

IOLS Training courses are held throughout the year hosted by districts and administered by the Council Leadership Training Committee.

What to Bring/Additional Information

Upcoming IOLS Training Dates...
 
  • BALOO & IOLS Training   (Oct 25-26, 2019)
  • BALOO and IOLS Training   (Mar 28-29, 2020)
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    Troop Committee Challenge

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    This course focuses on the core beliefs, aims, and methods of Scouting. It specifically helps each committee member learn and identify his or her role and responsibilities in support of the unit in order to provide a quality troop experience for the Scouts.

    Cost? Training is provided free through Friends of Scouting contributions by families of Scouts and local businesses. Feel free to bring food or drink to any session.

    What each person bring with them? (Electronic resources can be brought on a device that you can open them on)

    •  *Troop Committee Guidebook (one for every three participants, preferably one for every participant)
    •  1Guide to Safe Scouting (one for each participant)
    •  Notebook
    •  Writing Utensil

    * Available for purchase at the Overland Trails Council Office in North Platte and Grand Island

    1 - www.scouting.org/scoutsource/HealthandSafety/GSS.aspxExternal Link

    Questions??? Contact the Jayhawk Area Council

     

     

    Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster Specific Training

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    For many, this will be an introduction to the rewards and challenges of troop leadership. Others may have held leadership positions in Cub Scouting, Venturing, or on troop, district, or council committees, and have come to this training well versed in what Scouting has to offer.

    The sessions of Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training are thorough and comprehensive. They are also fun. Participants will be enthused to discover the essentials of their leadership positions and to realize that they can easily become successful Scout leaders. Discussions, group activities, you will be provided opportunities to build confidence and skills to ensure your immediate success and to provide a foundation for your development as an effective Scouter.

    The goal of Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training is fourfold. All participants who finish the sessions should:

    • Have the confidence that being a Scoutmaster is a manageable challenge.
    • Understand that they have abundant available resources.
    • Know that the structure of the Boy Scouts of America ensures that they are part of a supportive team working to deliver the promise of Scouting to the youth of America.
    • Have a short action plan to apply what they have learned during the three sessions of Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training.

    Cost? The training for Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Specific is provided free through Friends of Scouting contributions by families of Scouts and local businesses.

    What each person bring with them? (Electronic resources can be brought on a device that you can open them on)

    • *Troop Leader Guidebook (one for each participant) - Copyright 2015 - #616729
    • *Boy Scout Handbook (one for each participant) - 12th Edition - Copyright 2009 - #34554
    • 1Guide to Safe Scouting (one for each participant)
    • *2Troop Program Resources - Copyright 2010 - #33588
    • Program Features for Troops, Teams, and Crews (one for every three participants) - Copyright 2015 - Vol. I - #616351, Vol. II - 616352, Vol. III - TBA
    • Notebook and Writing Utensils
    • Food for meals

    * Available for purchase at the Jayhawk Area Council Scout Shop

    1 - www.scouting.org/scoutsource/HealthandSafety/GSS.aspxExternal Link

    2 - www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/33588.pdf

     

    Questions??? Contact the Jayhawk Area Council

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