Great Valley District Training- Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills
This hands-on program gives adult leaders the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts
in the out-of-doors. Imagine having hands-on knowledge of 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.
The skills sessions presented in Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills closely
follow the Boy Scout Handbook and are meant to serve as an adult training
outline. By using these skills sessions in conjunction with the Boy Scout Handbook,
trainers can be sure new leaders are proficient in the basic outdoor skills through
First Class rank. Each skills session references specific chapters in the handbook.
Hands-on participation makes the best learning tool, so participants should leave
the training experience knowing they can show their Scouts how to accomplish
outdoor skills while fulfilling rank requirements.
Back home, we want leaders to feel comfortable working with and instructing their Scouts. From pitching a
tent to starting a cooking fire, they should feel confident in helping their youth
leaders plan and carry out their own unit campouts and exciting troop programs
using these skills. With that comes great satisfaction.