ITOLS


ITOLS
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Registration Begins
8/29/2017 12:00 PM
Last Day To Register
10/15/2017
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Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills
 
You must attend three days of training:
Day 1 Classroom Training & Patrol Formation Wednesday October 25 at the Rowan Scout Training Center in Westampton  7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Days 2 & 3 Overnight Camp Experience at Pine Tree Education& Environmental Center Saturday October 28 and Sunday October 29
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.
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 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  Classroom session at the Rowan Scout Center in Westampton and the outdoor experience at the Pine Tree Education & Environmental Center on 110 Buttersworth Bogg Rd in Tablernacle.
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.
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 October 15th.
PAYMENT METHODS
  • 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.
Course Leadership October 2017
 ScoutmasterSteven Eldridge 609/871-3561
  Senior Patrol Leader
·         GSC Staff LiaisonMike Perry 856/327-1700 
Cost
$35.00 per Participant

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