Tali Atsila Outdoor Skills (TAOS)

Welcome to the 13th Annual Tali Atsila Course!  


Tali Atsila is an Advanced Outdoor Skills Training course offered by the Northeast Georgia Council and is a training course specifically designed to take leaders through a series of hands on experiences in fundamental elements of the Outdoor Program: Cooking, Pioneering, Map & Compass, and Woods Tools, along with other outdoor skills.

The Tali Atsila staff consists of Scouters with vast experience in Outdoor Program. Who better to teach you how to be a Scout’s “Smartest Person in the World” than several of the most experienced Scouters around?

Click here for 2019 Tali Atsila Course flyer.

Course Dates

First Training Session will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019 and will begin promptly at 10:00 AM at the Big House at Scoutland on Lake Lanier in Gainesville, GA (see www.nega-bsa.org or NEGA Service Center for map & directions). The First Training Session is mandatory for all participants. Each participant should bring the following: pocket knife, whetstone, camp saw (bow saw), hand axe, 8-10 inch mill bastard file, leather gloves, knuckle guard, file handle, safety eyewear, and sturdy boots (see Boy Scout handbook).

Course Weekend will be held November 8-10, 2019, at Scoutland on Lake Lanier in Gainesville. This will begin Friday, November 8th promptly at 3:00 PM, participants must arrive and set up prior to this time, and will conclude Sunday, November 10th shortly past sundown. Please do not commit to the training if you will be unable to meet the time commitments.  

Course Fees

Registration fee is $85.00.

Last day to register will be Saturday, October 26th.

Participation is limited to 32 participants due to the hands on nature of the course.

The registration fee includes some meals and all program materials for the course.

Uniform & Optional Activity Shirt (Class B T-Shirt): Participants will be in their Field Uniform (Class A) most of the Course Weekend. Each participant will receive a course hat. Short and long sleeved TAOS Activity (Class B) t-shirts, with fully embroidered course logo, are available for purchase, but must be pre-ordered.

  • Short sleeved t-shirts are available for $15
  • Long sleeved t-shirts are available for $20

Course Location

3685 Looper Lake Road
Gainesville, GA 30506
Location Phone: 770-297-8114

For More Information

Contact Lynn Francis - 2019 TAOS Course Director