Is your unit is planning a high adventure experience?
Are you looking for a place to learn or refresh the skills needed to provide the adult leadership necessary to a successful trek?
Do you want to understand how to work with older youth and how interpersonal skills, small group dynamics and team building techniques help manage risk and affect the overall quality of the trek?
Do you want to help your youth master trek planning, gear selection, gear requirements; packing, land navigation and terrain awareness, health and hygiene, menu planning, food preparation and clean-up, and field maintenance all within the context of Leave No Trace?
Then Back Country Outdoor Leader Skills (BCOLS) is the course for you! Through a well-balanced mix of explanation, demonstration, and guided hands-on practice, BCOLS will enable you to become a servant-leader to your youth and prepare them for a memorable and challenging outdoor experience.
The purpose of the course is to provide adults with an understanding of the skills necessary to implement a basic backcountry program. While this course uses backpacking as the training vehicle, the skills are applicable to treks focused on specialized skills such as rock climbing, caving, white water, mountain biking or winter camping. The training is conducted in two parts: one indoor classroom session (September 24) followed by a weekend outdoor, overnight session (October 22-23).
Register here==> https://scoutingevent.com/082-59004