Outdoor Leader Training

Outdoor Leader Training
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223 Scituate Avenue
Cranston, RI, US
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Outdoor Leader Training

Scouting provides many opportunities for youth ages 7 through 17 to help plan and participate in rugged outdoor adventures. From day hikes to camporees and summer camp, the unit plans activities that match the interests and abilities of the Scouts. Older Scouts may participate in high-adventure programs such as rock climbing, rappelling, and whitewater rafting. Younger Scouts may attend day camp or summer camp and learn teamwork within their den or patrol. Summer camp blends fun program with advancement requirements to reinforce skills learned throughout the year.

We at the Narragansett Council firmly believe that training all of our Scouting Leaders to Be Prepared when taking Scouts into the outdoors is a key component for your success as a Scout Leader. Our Outdoor Leader Training weekend consists of the three unique Scouting outdoor trainings including: Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation, Outdoor Webelos Leader Skills, and Outdoor Leaders Skills. No matter what you do in Scouting, you can take any of these courses.

  • Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)

This training provides the new adult leader with the basics of camping overnight with their Cub Scout pack. The basics of a progressive outdoor program, safety concerns and paperwork aspects of a pack overnighter are presented. How to cook meals using charcoal is covered as well as basic fire and cooking safety. . *You should take this training if you are an adult in a Cub Scout Pack. This is a one day training 8AM-4PM Saturday. ·

  • Outdoor Webelos Leader Skills (OWLS)

This training provides Webelos leaders with the basics of camping overnight with their Webelos Scouts. The basics of an outdoors program, safety and paperwork are covered. The outdoor pins such as; Geologist, Forester, Naturalist, Readyman and how to cook meals using charcoal is covered as well as basic fire and cooking safety. Please bring a brown bagged lunch for Saturday and ingredients for foil meal for yourself, ie meat, potatoes, vegetables etc.. *You should take this training if you are an adult in a Cub Scout Pack or Webelos Leader in a Cub Scout Pack. This is one day overnight training. 8AM Saturday- Noon Sunday.

  • Outdoor Leader Skills (OLS)

This course provides the basic skills that are required for a boy to complete the requirements from Scout to First Class rank. The pre-meeting provides skill instruction for the weekend and begins the process of patrol formation. This meeting is your chance to ask questions and Be Prepared for your Outdoor Leader Skills training course. (Attendance at the pre-meeting is mandatory and walk-in attendee's cannot be accepted during the weekend.)  You should take this training if you are an adult in a Boy Scout Troop. This is a two day overnight training. 6PM Friday – Noon Sunday. Mandatory Pre-Meeting for OLS is on April 13th at Camp Champlin, 7PM.

Important Information

The training will occur at Camp Champlin.

  • Sleeping bag
  • Ground cloth (old shower curtain works well)
  •  backpack
  • flashlight
  • camping chair
  • mess kit (cup, spoon, fork, knife, plate, bowl)
  • sun protection
  • camera
  • personal hygiene items
  • change of clothes
  • scout uniform
  • scout handbook
  • rain gear
  • water bottle
  • notebook, pen or pencil

Location: Camp Champlin

$15.00 per BALOO & OWLS (SAT 8AM - SUN NOON)
$10.00 per BALOO (SAT 8AM-4PM)
$15.00 per OLS (FRI 6PM-SUN NOON & PRE MTG)
$15.00 per OWLS (SAT 8AM-SUN NOON)



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East Providence, RI 02914

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