Fall Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills
Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills
September 30th, 2023 - October 1st, 2023
Hosted at Camp McLoughlin
Early Bird Fee: $35.00 until July 27th
Base Fee: $40.00
Late Fee: $50.00 beginning September 18th
Staff Fee: $15.00
Who should take this training?
New Scouts BSA Scoutmasters (the highest-ranking adult volunteer leader working with youth in a Scouts BSA Troop) and Assistant Scoutmasters.
Why should I take this training?
Scouting's outdoor program is a critical part of how the Scouts BSA program develops young leaders. While camping or participating in other outdoor events, you Scouts will challenge themselves to learn skills they've never tried before, or maybe didn't think that they could do. In doing so, your Scouts will work together as a team to overcome adversity when things don't go as planned. This is truly the magic of Scouting that no other program does well.
To safely offer Scouting's outdoor program, however, you need a certain set of skills and knowledge, and that's why you're required to take Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills Training (also known as IOLS). You'll learn:
- how to build a fire
- use an axe
- cook outdoors
- use a map and compass
- responsibility care for the outdoors
- and much more
Even if you were not a Scout as a kid, you'll come out of this course looking and acting like a seasoned camper. This cours (combined with Youth Protection Training and the Scoutmaster Specific Training* courses) will make you a fully trained Scouts BSA leader.
*Note: since Scoutmaster Specific Training is only a half-day course (roughly four hours), you'll often see the in-person version of that course combined with the IOLS Training course to make the most of your valuable time.