Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills Training


Outdoor skills are critical to the success of the Scouting program, and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills will provide leaders with the basic outdoor skills information needed to start a program right.


Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills is the required outdoor training for all Scoutmasters, assistant Scoutmasters, and Varsity Scout coaches. The skills taught are based on the outdoor skills found in The Boy Scout Handbook. The course is also ideal for Venturing leaders because it focuses on skills that build confidence and competence in leaders conducting outdoor camping experiences.

Learning Objectives

The course is a day and a half long, but a leader can move at an accelerated pace by demonstrating mastery of a specific skill. The emphasis is on the skill, rather than on attending the course.

  • Patrol Method
  • Campfire Programs
  • Orienteering
  • First Aid
  • Dutch Oven Cooking
  • Ropes and Lashings
  • Plant and Animal Identification
  • Packing / Hiking techniques
  • Leave No Trace Instruction
  • Wood Tools
  • Camp Site Preparation
  • and much, much more!

Things to bring with you

Tent, personal overnight camping gear, cup, camp chair, Boy Scout handbook, pen/pencil, notepad, pocket knife, and Scout uniform (see Boy Scout handbook, Chapter 9 for additional items you may need) 

Dates and Locations

Course 1:  September 22-23, 2017 (ET):  Tunnel Mill Scout Reservation, 3913 Tunnel Mill Road, Charlestown, IN  47111  (The online registration is NOW CLOSED.)
Course 2:  October 20-21, 2017 (CT):  Badgett Scout Reservation, 1531 Cross Road, Benton, Kentucky  42055
Course 3:  October 27-28, 2017 (ET):  Star Mills, Kentucky Route 1375, Hardin County, Kentucky 
Course 4:  November 17-18, 2017 (ET):  Tunnel Mill Scout Reservation, 3913 Tunnel Mill Road, Charlestown, IN  47111

Directions to Star Mills Boy Scout Camp, Glendale, KY:  Click Here


Check in Friday from 6:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Check out Saturday by 5:30 p.m.


Payment to be made with registration.

-Covers all food, training materials, and patch
-Provided meals include Friday night cracker barrel, Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner
No walk-ins for this training.


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Click Here for Online Registration

What To Bring

Tent - Personal Overnight Camping Gear - Cup - Camping Chair - Boy Scout Handbook - Pen/Pencil - Notepad - Pocket Knife -Scout Uniform
(See Boy Scout Handbook, Chapter 9 for additional items you may need.)

Cut off dates for Registration will be set for 3 business days prior to training.

No walk-ins unless special accommodations and/or arrangements are made prior.


For more information or questions, contact the Scout Service Center at (502) 361-2624, email Alex Klausing at or Charlie Bunge at

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