Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)

About Introduction To Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)


Working as patrols, this hands-on course provides adult leaders the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors. Upon completion, leaders should feel comfortable teaching Scouts the basic skills required to obtain the First Class rank. Along with Scoutmaster Specifics, this course is required of all direct contact leaders registered in Boy Scout Troops in order to be considered “trained”.


This is an outdoor overnight camping activity. Participants need to bring their own tent and camping equipment. Family members and persons from the same Unit may be assigned to different Patrols and may preclude the sharing of camping gear.


A current BSA Annual Health & Medical form is required to be submitted on arrival. Only Part A and Part B are required for this event.

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