Chris and Gearry review Syllabus: Course Director Christopher Santiago of Vassalboro and Gearry Judkins of Farmington review the ITOLS syllabus during a break between sessions. Kelly Deprez: Kelly Deprez of Gorham instructs Cub Scout leaders on knife safety and knife usage so they can in turn teach their Cubs the proper way to safely use a pocket knife. Group: Course Director Christopher Santiago, Instructor Kelly Deprez, Lou Garzia of Windham, Jeremy Seeley (red hat) of Durham (leader in Topsham), Aaron Whitman of Kittery, Dale Leonard of Kittery, Nick MacDonald  of Melrose, Dan Gacki of Dallas Plantation (dark gray shirt), Instructor Nathaniel Bacon of Auburn, Instructor Gearry Judkins of Farmington. Other instructors not in the photos but taking part were Cam Fails and his mother Ginger Fails of New Sharon and Bryan Vick of Waterville. 

Adult leaders in Scouting took part in a weekend training course held at Camp Bomazeen on May 17-18. Among them were Course Director Christopher Santiago, Instructor Kelly Deprez, Jeremy Seeley of Durham (leader in Topsham), Lou Garzia of Windham, Aaron Whitman of Kittery, Dale Leonard of Kittery, Nick MacDonald  of Melrose, Dan Gacki of Dallas Plantation (dark gray shirt), Instructor Nathaniel Bacon of Auburn and Instructor Gearry Judkins of Farmington. Other instructors missing from the photo include Cam Fails and his mother Ginger Fails of New Sharon, as well as Bryan Vick of Waterville.

BELGRADE — Adult leaders in Scouting took part in a weekend training course held at Camp Bomazeen on May 17 and 18, designed to make them better leaders by giving them confidence with their outdoor skills.

Course Director Christopher Santiago of Vassalboro and Gearry Judkins of Farmington review a syllabus during a break between sessions. Submitted photo

The Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills is a program of hands-on skills training in the outdoors, designed to help leaders master basic camp skills required for Tenderfoot to First Class. Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation is the equivalent training for those working with Cub Scout-aged youth.

The courses teach outdoor cooking, use of maps, compasses and ropes, conducting safe campfires, hiking and backpacking, first aid and outdoor ethics. The goal is to provide first-hand experiences so Scouting leaders can teach these skills to their Scouts.

Course Director Christopher Santiago of Vassalboro and Gearry Judkins of Farmington review the ITOLS syllabus during a break between sessions. Kelly Deprez: Kelly Deprez of Gorham instructs Cub Scout leaders on knife safety and knife usage so they can in turn teach their Cubs the proper way to safely use a pocket knife.

Kelly Deprez of Gorham instructs Cub Scout leaders on knife safety and knife usage so they can in turn teach their Cubs the proper way to safely use a pocket knife. Submitted photo

 

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