Scoutmaster Musings - Training - IOLS and ILST

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Training - IOLS and ILST
Boy Scout Training Saturday was a perfectly beautiful fall day, great for being outside.
The district had it's Camporee and I held Intro to Outdoor Leader Skills training at the same time and location so adult leaders could camp with their troops and spend their day getting trained while the scouts were doing 'stuff'. We've been doing it this way the past few years and it works out pretty well.

There were only 6 participants this time, and only 3 were from our district. The spring session was cancelled due to low enrollment, so I guess everyone's trained. This Training Update at talks about changing our training habits, but doesn't provide specifics about how districts should offer training. We certainly need to do something different, I think.

You can now review the ILST Course on
Our troop just used this for new troop leader training last week and it went well. Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST) is similar to Troop Leader Training (TLT) which replaced JLT, but I think it has been fleshed out better and gives a better structure. The idea is to have all newly elected and appointed scouts in troop positions of responsibility to complete this training so they can wear their Trained patch and know their roles.
Your troop should be presenting this training every time troop elections are held so the new scout leaders can be success ful in their jobs.

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Posted: 9:48 09-26-2011 676
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 Jul 22, 2013 - Paul Simkins
Within our district, we are recommending implementing ILST as either a day retreat with meals and snacks provided or as an overnighter along the same vein and holding a PLC at the end of the day.  Anything less and you are challenged to fully utilize the team building aspects of the course.

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