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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780876031780
  • Publisher: American Camping Association
  • Publication date: 3/1/2003
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: 2003 Edition
  • Edition number: 2002
  • Pages: 156
  • Product dimensions: 8.84 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7
Program Participants 7
Adult Training Program 7
Program Materials 8
The Field Guide 8
The Course Text 8
The Instructors Manual 8
Youth Materials 8
Adult Cards 9
People and Their Relationship to the Environment 11
Children and Youth 11
Understanding Differences 13
The Natural Environment 15
Minimum-Impact Camping 16
The OLS Program and the U.S. Forest Service 17
The OLS Youth Program 19
The Outcomes 19
Program Philosophy 19
OLS Levels 20
Participant Recognition 21
Teaching Adults 23
Understanding Adults as Learners 23
Tips for Teaching and Leading Adults 25
The Time Learning Curve 25
Being Prepared 26
Getting People to Talk and Participate 26
Keeping on Track 27
Processing the Process 27
Minimizing Boredom and Fatigue 28
People Moving 28
Using Task Groups 28
Sorting People into Smaller Groups 29
High Energy Breaks 29
In Every Group 30
Problem Participants in Work Groups 31
Administration of Outdoor Living Skills Program 33
The Adult Roles in the OLS Program 33
Director of Trainers 33
Trainer of Instructors 33
Instructors of Program Leaders 34
Program Leader of Participants 34
Skills and Knowledge Needed for Instructors and Program Leaders 35
Knowledge of Outdoor Living Skills and General Safety Skills 35
Knowledge of the Natural Environment 36
Knowledge of Minimum-Impact Camping 36
Planning Program Leader Courses 36
Basic and Advanced Courses 36
Setting up the Courses 37
Location 37
Time 38
Suggested Training Group Size 39
Equipment Needed 39
Program Leaders Basic Course: Levels I, II, and III 41
General Guidelines and Session Overview for Instructors 41
Session Overview 42
Equipment 43
Session 1 Techniques for Working Effectively with Groups 45
Session 2 Planning/On Your Way 51
Session 3 Being Safe (First Aid, Sanitation, Weather Signs) 57
Session 4 Exploring Your World 61
Session 5 Putting It on Your Plate 67
Session 6 Ties 73
Session 7 Finding Your Way (Map and Compass) 77
Session 8 Overnight or Simulated Overnight Trip 81
Program Leaders Advanced Course: Levels IV and V 85
General Guidelines and Session Overview for Instructors 85
Qualifications of Program Leaders 85
Location and Session Overview 85
Group Size 86
Organization of the Training 86
Session Overview 87
Session 9 Planning/On Your Way (Planning an Outing and Equipment) 89
Session 10 Being Safe 97
Session 11 Exploring Your World 105
Session 12 Putting It on Your Plate 111
Session 13 Tools and Ties 115
Session 14 Finding Your Way (Map and Compass) 119
Session 15 The Trip 123
Instructors Manual Appendices 125
Appendix A Participant Age Characteristics 127
Appendix B Three Styles of Leadership 132
Appendix C Methods for Working with Groups 133
Appendix D Trip Planning Template 140
Appendix E OLS Skills Sheets 144
Appendix F OLS Skills Chart 149
Appendix G Course Completion Record 155
Appendix H Program Leader Application 156
Appendix I OLS Order Form 159
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