Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)

Outdoor skills are critical to the success of the Scouting program, and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills will provide leaders with the basic outdoor skills information needed to start a program right.

This course is required training for Scoutmasters, assistant Scoutmasters, Varsity Coaches and assistant Varsity Coaches. The skills taught are based on the outdoor skills found in The Scout Handbook.

The course is also ideal for Venturing leaders because it focuses on skills that build confidence and competence in leaders conducting outdoor camping experiences.

Instructors will help you learn how to set up camp, cook, work with woods tools and about ropes, first aid, planning campfire programs, map reading and compass skills, hiking and packing techniques, nature identification, and Leave No Trace.

Each outdoor session will bring to life the pages of the Scout Handbook to help you deliver the promise of Scouting to yourself and the youth you serve. It will increase your comfort level and give you confidence as a trained, skilled leader. The program will also give you the opportunity to work with other Scout leaders from your area, meet new friends, and reinforce skill techniques with fellow unit leaders.

September 13-14, 2019 at Fire Mountain

March 27-28, 2020 at Fire Mountain

No evening meal will be offered on Friday.  Breakfast, lunch, and snack are included on Saturday.

Begins Friday at 5:30pm and ends at 6:00pm Saturday

On-line registration with payment is due no later than midnight the Saturday before the course.  No late registrations will be accepted.