Boy Scouts Leaders Training

 

Boy Scout Leader Specific Training

For Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters, this training is divided into four parts. The first three parts concentrate on troop operation. The fourth part, which focuses on outdoor skills, last approximately a day and a half, depending on the skill level of the new leader.

Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster (3 sessions, 2.5 hours each)

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (A day and a half)

The Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster is considered trained upon completion of This is Scouting, Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific training, and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills.

Troop Committee Members

Available to a troop committee 3 hour session

Troop Committee Members are considered trained upon completion of New Leader Essentials, Troop Committee Members training.

INTRODUCTION TO OUTDOOR LEADER SKILLS

What to Bring

REFERENCE: Boy Scout Handbook, chapter 9, "Camping"

Overnight gear, outdoor essentials and appropriate clothing are the heart of camping equipment. Carry a light load of only what you need to keep yourself safe and make a good camp; leave all unnecessary items at home. Use lightweight backpacking tents for two only-no wall or large recreation types.

  

Personal Overnight Camping Gear

 

Boy Scout Handbook

 

Scout Outdoor Essentials

Pocketknife

First-aid kit

Extra clothing

Rain gear

Water bottle filled with potable water.

Flashlight

Matches & Fire starters

Sun protection

Map & Compass

Clothing for the season(Warm-Weather or Cold-Weather)

Backpack

Rain cover for backpack

Sleeping bag or 2-3 blankets

Sleeping pad

Ground cloth

Cleaning Kit

Soap

Toothbrush

Toothpaste

Dental floss

Comb

Wash cloth

Towel

Personal Extras (Optional)

Watch

Camera & Film

Notebook or Paper

Pencil or Pen

Sun glasses

Small musical instrument

Swimsuit

Gloves

Eating Kit

Spoon

Plate

Bowl

Cup

Patrol or Group Overnight Camping Gear

 

The following items can be borrowed from your troop gear box or other leaders.

 

Two-person backpacking tent with poles, stakes, ground cloths and lines.

 

Dining Fly

 

Nylon cord 50 feet

 

Cleanup kit

Sponge or Dishcloth

Biodegradable soap

Sanitizing rinse agent (Bleach)

Scouring pads (No-soap type)

Plastic trash bags

Toilet paper in plastic bag

Repair kit

Thread

Needles

Safety pins

Group Extras (Optional)

Hot-Pot tongs

Camp Shovel

Water container, one or two gallon collapsible plastic

Washbasin

Grill

Pot rods

Patrol flag

Small US flag

Sheathed Ax

Camp saw

 


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