ITOLS/OWL Spring 2014 Course
ITOLS (INTRODUCTION TO OUTDOOR LEADER SKILLS) is one of the BSA courses Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters are required to attend to earn the TRAINED emblem. With ITOLS, your classroom is the outdoors; your guidebook is the BSA Handbook;, and the patrol is the method of learning. This course will enhance your skills and give you confidence to offer an outdoor program for your troop. ITOLS is a hands-on, fun filled, skill training program that is designed to help you become familiar with the basic camping skills required from Scout to First Class.
OWLS (OUTDOOR WEBELOS LEADER SKILLS) while not required to complete Webelos Leader training, if your pack is planning to take your Webelos den camping it is highly recommended you take this course. Many of the topics offered at OWLS are similar to the ITOLS curriculum so Webelos leaders will receive credit for both courses.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Setting up camp
- Planning a Menu
- Cooking Techniques using wood and other fuels
- Safe camp sanitation
- Working with wood tools-knives and axes
- Basic camping first aid
- Planning a campfire program
- How not to get lost by using a compass
- Reading a map
- Working with ropes and knots
- Techniques for hiking
- Packing what to take and leave home
- Nature identification
Leave No Trace Camping
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
SCOUTMASTERS & ASSISTANTS are required to complete this course in order to complete the training required for their position.
TROOP COMMITTEE MEMBERS/PARENTS planning to participate with your troop's camping program; the course is highly recommended or may be required by your troop.
VENTURE ADVISERS & ASSISTANTS using high adventure or camping programs are encouraged to complete this course.
VARSITY SCOUTMASTERS & ASSISTANTS are required to complete this course to earn the trained emblem.
VARSITY COMMITTEE MEMBERS/PARENTS who participate in the outdoor program are encouraged to complete the course or it may be required by your Team.
- WEBELOS LEADERS who plan to take their Den camping and leaders planning to cross over to a Troop
WHERE Classroom session at the Loren S. Riggins Scout Center in Millville and the outdoor experience at Grice Scout Camp located in Alloway Township on 124 Aldine-Daretown Rd
PARTICIPANT FEE $35.00 includes meals & materials.
REFUNDS--NO REFUNDS within seven (7) days of the course start date. Credit will be given for the next GSC ITOLS/OWLS course.
You must attend three days of training:
Day 1 Classroom Training & Patrol Formation Wednesday April 23 at the Loren S. Riggins Scout Center in Millville 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Days 2 & 3 Overnight Camp Experience at Grice Scout camp Saturday April 26 and Sunday April 27
Patrols will be responsible for bringing patrol gear such as cooking gear and dining fly
HOW TO REGISTER ***CLICK PURCHASE NO MATTER WHICH PAYMENT METHOD YOU USE***
You must register on-line (even when not paying on-line).
To complete your registration you MUST CLICK PURCHASE for both on-line & by Mail payment
Registration is NOT complete until payment is received and must be received by the deadline date; without payment your registration will not be added to the roster.
Register until April 18th.
BY MAIL or in-person using Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Check, Cash. If paying by unit account include an authorization letter from your committee chairperson.
- Select PAY BY MAIL and purchase your registration. .
- Print out your registration receipt, (make a copy for your records) and then send or bring to either the Riggins or Rowan Scout Service Centers with your payment (Memo any checks #900020)
- PAY ON LINE Use American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa or EFT (electronic check).
TEXT BOOK--The current edition of the BSA Handbook is required for the course.
Click the underlined to download
BSA MEDICAL (doctor signature not required)-must be brought to your first day and will be returned on Sunday.
FOR MORE INFORMATION click the underlined name to send an email.
- GSC Training Chairperson-- Rob Bardsley 856/952-0346