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  • Outdoor Skills, no good way to abbreviate?

    It seems like there is there no good way to abbreviate "Outdoor Skills". I struck down the initial initials at first glance. I mean, if we're going to call ourselves the OS maybe we should have little skulls on the front of our hats... no, just no. Slightly less objectionable is using the first letter of each syllable, ODS which would seem to be literally pronounced as odious or phonetically as odds. I thought about throwing in the final R on Outdoor, but that left ODRS, which is longer to literally say than the original Outdoor Skills, or phonetically pronounced as odors, which doesn't sound so great either.

    Maybe "odds" is the least objectionable?

  • #2
    Just a question ? Why must everything have an abbreviation?

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    • #3
      Because IOLS is a heck of a lot easier to type than Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills.

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      • #4
        They used to call it "Woodcraft" back in the day.
        But I am olde fashioned... =op

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        • #5


          If I may.... TGC (Tail Gate Camping).

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          • #6
            How about ALFAB

            (Al Fresco Abilities)

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            • #7
              SUFFER

              Skills Used For Frequent Environmental Retreats

              WHIMPS

              Woodcraft Hyped In Managed Personal Skills

              SWAT

              Scout Woodcraft Activity Training

              NOGO

              National Outdoor Gathering Orientation

              Man, I ought to be working for BSA' PR department (or better yet, working at my job like I'm supposed to be doing right now)

              Stosh

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              • #8
                If you're talking the adult SM/ASM training class, it is IOLS in my council and pronounced isles. Webelos version is WELOTS and pronounced just like it looks.

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