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Outdoor Living Skills Instructors Manual / Edition 2002
     

Outdoor Living Skills Instructors Manual / Edition 2002

by American Camping Assocation Staff
 

ISBN-10: 0876031785

ISBN-13: 9780876031780

Pub. Date: 03/01/2003

Publisher: American Camping Association

The Outdoor Living Skills Instructors Manual is the curriculum for teaching the Program Leader Course and implementing the American Camping Association's Outdoor Living Skills (OLS) program. This manual is used by camp, agency, and other organization leaders who want to train their staff or volunteers how to teach outdoor skills. OLS is a program of progression from

Overview

The Outdoor Living Skills Instructors Manual is the curriculum for teaching the Program Leader Course and implementing the American Camping Association's Outdoor Living Skills (OLS) program. This manual is used by camp, agency, and other organization leaders who want to train their staff or volunteers how to teach outdoor skills. OLS is a program of progression from the basics of outdoor living in Level 1 to more advanced skills in Level V, where participants learn to plan and lead trips.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780876031780
Publisher:
American Camping Association
Publication date:
03/01/2003
Edition description:
2003 Edition
Pages:
156
Product dimensions:
8.84(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.52(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction7
Program Participants7
Adult Training Program7
Program Materials8
The Field Guide8
The Course Text8
The Instructors Manual8
Youth Materials8
Adult Cards9
People and Their Relationship to the Environment11
Children and Youth11
Understanding Differences13
The Natural Environment15
Minimum-Impact Camping16
The OLS Program and the U.S. Forest Service17
The OLS Youth Program19
The Outcomes19
Program Philosophy19
OLS Levels20
Participant Recognition21
Teaching Adults23
Understanding Adults as Learners23
Tips for Teaching and Leading Adults25
The Time Learning Curve25
Being Prepared26
Getting People to Talk and Participate26
Keeping on Track27
Processing the Process27
Minimizing Boredom and Fatigue28
People Moving28
Using Task Groups28
Sorting People into Smaller Groups29
High Energy Breaks29
In Every Group30
Problem Participants in Work Groups31
Administration of Outdoor Living Skills Program33
The Adult Roles in the OLS Program33
Director of Trainers33
Trainer of Instructors33
Instructors of Program Leaders34
Program Leader of Participants34
Skills and Knowledge Needed for Instructors and Program Leaders35
Knowledge of Outdoor Living Skills and General Safety Skills35
Knowledge of the Natural Environment36
Knowledge of Minimum-Impact Camping36
Planning Program Leader Courses36
Basic and Advanced Courses36
Setting up the Courses37
Location37
Time38
Suggested Training Group Size39
Equipment Needed39
Program Leaders Basic Course: Levels I, II, and III41
General Guidelines and Session Overview for Instructors41
Session Overview42
Equipment43
Session 1Techniques for Working Effectively with Groups45
Session 2Planning/On Your Way51
Session 3Being Safe (First Aid, Sanitation, Weather Signs)57
Session 4Exploring Your World61
Session 5Putting It on Your Plate67
Session 6Ties73
Session 7Finding Your Way (Map and Compass)77
Session 8Overnight or Simulated Overnight Trip81
Program Leaders Advanced Course: Levels IV and V85
General Guidelines and Session Overview for Instructors85
Qualifications of Program Leaders85
Location and Session Overview85
Group Size86
Organization of the Training86
Session Overview87
Session 9Planning/On Your Way (Planning an Outing and Equipment)89
Session 10Being Safe97
Session 11Exploring Your World105
Session 12Putting It on Your Plate111
Session 13Tools and Ties115
Session 14Finding Your Way (Map and Compass)119
Session 15The Trip123
Instructors Manual Appendices125
Appendix AParticipant Age Characteristics127
Appendix BThree Styles of Leadership132
Appendix CMethods for Working with Groups133
Appendix DTrip Planning Template140
Appendix EOLS Skills Sheets144
Appendix FOLS Skills Chart149
Appendix GCourse Completion Record155
Appendix HProgram Leader Application156
Appendix IOLS Order Form159

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