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.

  • Cooking
  • Campfire Programs
  • Map and Compass Reading
  • First Aid
  • Dutch Oven Cooking
  • Ropes and Lashings
  • Plant and Animal Identification
  • Ax and Knife Safety (Totin' Chip)
  • Leave No Trace Instruction

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

Friday, April 25-26, 2014

Deadline to register is Friday, April 18, 2014

Harry S. Frazier, Jr. Scout Reservation
950 Terry Drive
Shepherdsville, Kentucky  40165
Check in at the Leadership Development Center 

Camp Wildcat Hollow
1940 Stuart Smotherman Road
Russellville, Kentucky  42276

Camp Roy C. Manchester
1531 Cross Road
Benton, Kentucky  42055


Check in Friday 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Check out Saturday by 8:00 p.m.


-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.

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.)


Registration is Now Closed.

 More Information

For more information, email Larry Arnold at
or call the LHC- Scout office at 502-361-2624