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OutCon 2019

Event Status

Registration Closed

Event Location

Camp Traill, Athens, ON

Event date

04/06/2019 - 8:30am - 4:00pm

Event Description

OutCon 2019

Like ScoutCon, but outdoors!

Hands-on Outdoor Scouting Skills Training for Scouters - at Scout Camp!

Date/Time: Saturday, April 6th from 8:30am to 4:00pm

Cost: $10 (participants will bring and cook their lunch at camp)

Open to all Scouters and senior youth – especially targeted to Colony, Pack and Troop Scouters, but we will have activities for all skill and experience levels.  These are not classroom sessions – get right in there!

The program includes a set of seminars aimed directly at novice scouters and campers.

Choose 5 seminars from 22 Hands-on Outdoor Skills seminars, including: 

  • Camping 101 Colony/Pack for new Scouters – Expanding outdoor competencies & youth involvement
  • Camping 101 Troop/Company – Expanding outdoor competencies & youth involvement 
  • Youth-Led Camping – really making it happen with your youth – best practices - for all sections
  • Project Wild Introduction – find out more about this great outdoor activity program
  • Knots – Knots for all occasions and uses
  • ScoutCraft Lashing and Pioneering – Building Camp structures
  • Campfire building and starting (includes permit requirements)   
  • Knives and Axes – safety and use (includes permit requirements) 
  • Stoves and Lanterns – safety, use (includes permit requirements)
  • Stoves and Lanterns –troubleshooting and repair
  • Adventure Safety - Emergency Planning BASIC– real life experiences and advice
  • Adventure Safety - Emergency Planning ADVANCED – real life experiences and advice
  • Tarp Shelters and Tents - how to choose, locate, maintain, repair
  • Orienteering – GPS, Map, and Compass – build your confidence – great fun for youth of all ages
  • OAS Levels – Outdoor Adventure Skills – ideas for implementation
  • Leave No Trace - fundamentals and techniques for all levels
  • Personal Emergency and Survival Kits - Great Youth Activity, and a necessity
  • Scouts Staffs and Paracord Crafts – fun activity from and expert
  • Cast Iron cooking  - what can we say – yum! There will be samples!!
  • Outdoor Campfire and other Cooking methods - what can we say – yum! There will be samples!!
  • Safe Food handling and Drinking Water safety – keeping your youth healthy and happy at camp
  • Outdoor Spirituality through Campfire and Scouts Own – Uncertain about this part of the program?

Sessions will include some material for Wood Badge II Scouter Development Cards 1,3,4,10,17 – Camping, Outdoor Safety, Scoutcraft, Outdoor Adventure Skills, Youth Led Camping

There will be options for overnight camping.

Seminar details and Registration information: TO REGISTER OR TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE COURSES OFFERED, check out

As at ScoutCon, registration and payment will only be accepted on the web.  No on-site registration.

Info?  - contact Nick Wise –


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