Five Rivers Council Inc., BSATrainingIntroduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (ITOLS)

This hands-on program gives adult leaders the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the out-of-door. Imagine having hands-on knowledge setting up a campsite, pitching a tent, hiking, outdoor cooking - all the skills necessary to see the outdoor program of the Boy Scouts of America come to life.

This training is a weekend-long training held bi-annually alternating between Camp Brulé and Camp Gorton. Please check the Council training calendar for schedule dates.

Tent overnight camping is required.

ITOLS includes information on:

  • Campsite Selection

  • Fire Site Preparation & Building

  • Cooking

  • Plant Identification

  • Flag Ceremony

  • Leave No Trace

  • Interfaith Worship

  • Ropes - Whipping, Tying, & Lashing

  • First Aid

  • Woods Tools - Knife, Camp Saw, & Axe

  • Animal Identification

  • Finding Your Way - Map & Compass Reading

  • Packing & Hiking Techniques

Scoutmaster & Assistant Scoutmaster Position Specific Training

Next course will be at Camp Gorton September 20th-22nd, 2019.

Click HERE to register

Click HERE for an event flyer

Click HERE for a packing list for ITOLS

Click HERE for a BSA Medical Form

special thanks to Corning Incorporated and its employees for generations of support to Scouting

special thanks to the Corning Foundation for its continued support of Scouting through the Employee Matching Gifts and Dollars for Doers Programs 


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