Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills
The Middle Tennessee Council invites you to participate in Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills, a fun-filled program of hands-on skills training in the outdoors, designed to help you master basic camp skills required for the ranks of Tenderfoot to First Class.
Instructors will help you learn how to set up camp, cook, work with woods tools and 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 Boy Scout leader. The program will also give you the opportunity to work with other Boy Scout leaders from across the Council, meet new friends, and reinforce skill techniques with fellow unit leaders.
Who Should Attend: Webelos Leaders, Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters and Troop Committee Members such as Outdoor Activity Coordinators or Equipment Managers.
We look forward to hearing from and working with you in this unique and exciting program. We will send you a map to the location, gear list, and any other information you will need to join us-- and please "pass the word" to other Boy Scout leaders. We don't want anyone to miss out on the fun!
Please note: If you are a Cub Scout Leader in need of the Outdoor Webelos Leader Skills (OWLS) course you will need to contact your local District Executive or District Training Chair for information on upcoming sessions of this training.
Central Area OLS
Thursday, April 24, 6 PM Information & Q & A Meeting, MTC office
Friday, May 2 - Sunday, May 4, 2014 Weekend Training Event
Camp Beany Elam, Boxwell Reservation
Friday, April 11, application deadline. No Walk-Ons
Prerequisites: A willingness to lace up your hiking boots, swing a pack onto your back and learn to become a capable and confident outdoors leader with the practical hands-on skills to put the outing into Scouting and Deliver the Promise of Scouting’s Outdoor Program. Arrive promptly at 6 PM Friday at Camp Beany Elam parking lot. Supper is provided. Present your BSA Annual Health & Medical Record, Parts A & B at check-in. You must attend the entire session to receive credit and Graduate Sunday afternoon at 2:30 PM.
Cost: $40 includes all meals
For additional information contact: Course Director/Scoutmaster, Mack McCoy at email@example.com or work (615) 770-8318, cell (615) 330-5685
Course Committee Chair, David Young at firstname.lastname@example.org or (615) 260-0802.
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Western Area OLS
Friday, April 11 – Sunday April 13, 2014
Materials Provided: 5 Meals (3 on Saturday / 2 on Sunday), 2 crackers barrels (Friday and Saturday nights), course supplies and trained cards.
What to bring: Woody Hall will contact you via email with a gear list of items to bring.
Cost: $40 until March 31, 2014 the cost then increases to $45. Registration will close on April 9, 2014.
For additional information contact: Course Director/Scoutmaster Woody Hall at email@example.com
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