Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills- CLASSROOM

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills- CLASSROOM
Registration Begins
2/1/2017 9:15 AM
Last Day To Register
3/14/2017 11:00 AM
259 Lambs Rd. (LDS CHURCH )
Sewell, NJ 08080, US
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You must attend three days of training:

Day 1 Classroom Training & Patrol Formation Wednesday March 15, 2017 at the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints 259 Lambs Road in Sewell NJ 08080  7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Days 2 & 3 Overnight Camp Experience at Grice Scout Camp March 18-19, 2017  124 Aldine- Daretown Rd (click underlined words for a map)

BSA MEDICAL (doctor signature not required)-must be brought to your first day and will be returned on Sunday.

Patrols will be responsible for bringing patrol gear such as cooking gear and dining fly.

To register for the course read this information and click REGISTER at the bottom.

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.


  • 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


  • SCOUTMASTERS & ASSISTANTS  are required to complete this course to earn the trained emblem. 
  • VENTURE ADVISERS & ASSISTANTS using high adventure or camping  programs are encouraged to complete this course.
  • VARSITY COACHES & 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  The classroom experience will be at the LDS Church, 259 Lambs Rd in Sewell.  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 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 March 15.


  • 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).

FOR MORE INFORMATION click the underlined name to send an email.

  Course Leadership Spring 2017

 Scoutmaster--Bill Genes-


     -GSC Training Chairperson-- Rob Bardsley 856/952-0346
     -GSC Staff AdvisorMike Perry- 703-434-1300

$35.00 per Participant
Cancellation Policy
Cancellations prior to 7 day before the first day of the course will be given a refund. After that date, if you cancel you may assign your registration to another member of your unit or have it applied to the next course. No refunds after March 25.

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