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may, 2022

13mayAll Day15Outdoor Skills Institute (OSI)For Adult Scouters(All Day) Camp MeriwetherEvent Type :Adult,Council,Cub Scout Camps,Scouts BSA,Scouts BSA Camps,Training,Venturing

Event Details

May 13 – 15, 2022

Camp Meriwether
17500 Cape Lookout Rd
Tillamook, OR 97112

Come build your outdoor skills, earn certifications, and “gear up” for a great year of Scout camping! There is no better place to do it than camping at Camp Meriwether, with its iconic oceanfront setting and expert trainers from every field. Fees will vary by course.

$35.00 Base registration. Includes food and sleeping accommodations in Mini-dak.
$75.00 Base Upgraded registration. Includes food and sleeping accommodations in a 4-person heated bunkhouse.
Additional costs for courses below.

Please register using your “Individual” account (not a Unit account).

Refund Policy
All reservations are nonrefundable.

Melissa Miller, Event Chair

Class Cost Saturday Sunday
Dutch Oven $20.00 One-day course One-day course
Climbing $20.00 One-day course One-day course
Leave no Trace $15.00 Two-day course
IOLS $15.00 Two-day course
Wilderness First Aid $50.00 Two-day course
NCS NRA Track (BIT, Rifle, and Shotgun Instructor) $135.00 Two-day course Register Separately Here
NRA: First Steps Rifle $25.00 9:00AM – 12:00PM 9:00AM – 12:00PM
NRA: First Steps Shotgun $25.00 1:00PM – 4:00PM 9:00AM – 12:00PM
BSA NCAP/Shooting Sports Requirements Free 4:00PM – 5:00PM 8:00AM – 9:00AM
BSA Shooting Sports Overview Free 4:00PM – 5:00PM 8:00AM – 9:00AM

Course Descriptions

Dutch Oven Cooking
Join us for an exploration of Dutch oven cooking tips, techniques, and samples. Several Dutch oven masters will be on hand to share their tricks and answer your questions, and you’ll leave with a Dutch oven cookbook of proven, tasty menus.

Snacks and Samples will be served. Bring a notepad to take notes

Climbing Basics
Tower-specific Level 1 Climbing Instructor
Become a certified climbing tower Level 1 staff! You will learn belaying, tower set-up and operation processes, as well as BSA regulations to enable you to support climbing at the tower.  You will learn by doing, which means that you’ll get in some climbing and rappelling, too. One course per day Sat and Sun. We encourage people with little/no experience to sign up for Sat.

Leave No Trace
This course is for adults who will teach Leave No Trace to others. Leave No Trace is integrated into every Scouting Program, every Pack, Troop, Crew, and Ship should have a Leave No Trace Trainer. Participants learn Leave No Trace principles, skills, and ethics through a combination of presentation, discussion, and hands-on activities. They learn and practice techniques for teaching these concepts. Those completing the course will be Leave No Trace Trainers, recognized by the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics.

Intro To Outdoor Leader Skills – this is the final training for Scoutmasters and Asst. Scoutmasters to be TRAINED. It is intended for any SMs and ASMs who are not yet fully trained.

Wilderness First Aid
Wilderness first aid, or “WFA”, refers to any training course that focuses on prevention, assessment, and treatment for an ill or injured person in a remote environment where definitive care by a physician and/or rapid transport is not readily available. This is defined as being an hour or more away from advanced care.  WFA courses are intended for anyone planning a remote high adventure, from lay responders to medical professionals.

Why is Wilderness First Aid Important?

WFA prepares participants to identify and address medical issues that can arise in the backcountry.

Generally, WFA courses contain substantial medical information and teach skills to respond to medical emergencies in the wild. It is important to remember that many providers offer “wilderness first aid” courses, but the courses vary in content, duration, accreditation, and other factors. 

A BSA-led task force developed a WFA training curriculum specifically for Scouts and Scouters to help them provide assessment and treatment miles from advanced care.  More information on the curriculum is below.  

Treatment skills are important, but so is educating Scouts and adult leaders to recognize illnesses early and minimize the potential for injury. The skills learned in a BSA-approved WFA course can save lives.

WFA is not just for the backcountry.  It is just as relevant in urban areas during hurricanes, floods, fires, or mass casualty events when emergency services might be strained.  WFA knowledge can be lifesaving.

“When an emergency occurs in the wild, the goal must be to provide the greatest good for the greatest number in the shortest time, and do no harm in the process.”

About the Red Cross Wilderness First Aid Course

Designed for scouts and scout leaders, outdoor enthusiasts and anyone who works or spends time in remote environments, this two day (16 hour) course teaches advanced skills with emphasis on planning to be used in emergencies when help from professional first responders may be far away. Based on the Boy Scouts of America Wilderness First Aid Curriculum and Doctrine Guidelines. 

Topics include:

  • Primary and Secondary Assessments
  • Head/Brain, Neck and Spinal Injuries
  • Heat-Related Emergencies
  • Hypothermia
  • Altitude-Related Illnesses
  • Allergies and Anaphylaxis
  • Burns
  • Bone and Joint Injuries
  • Wounds and Wound Infection

NRA First Steps RIFLE
Introductory course designed to expose a first-time shooter to the sport and gets new scouters familiar with the sport/discipline. First Steps covers the same material as the merit badge. This course does not meet any certification level for BSA.

Introductory course designed to expose a first-time shooter to the sport and gets new scouters familiar with the sport/discipline. First Steps covers the same material as the merit badge. This course does not meet any certification level for BSA.

BSA NCAP/Shooting Sports Requirements
Introduces learners to the specific BSA NCAP (National Camp Accreditation Program) requirements and best practices for shooting sports activities; specifically for short-term, council-approved events with qualified supervision: Camporee, Webelos Woods, OA events, Super Weekends, etc. Describes how to put together documentation to satisfy NCAP requirements for these events.

BSA Shooting Sports Overview
The general shooting sports class is an informational course. Participants learn the basics of BSA Shooting Sports such as approved age-appropriate activities, qualified supervision, program restrictions, disapproved activities, training opportunities available, and how to get involved.


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