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INTRODUCTION TO OUTDOOR LEADER SKILLS (IOLS)

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) gives adult leaders the practical knowledge they need to help Scouts to learn outdoor skills. The skills presented closely follow the Boy Scout Handbook and rank advancement requirements. All the skills from Tenderfoot to First Class are covered in this training.

This is a required training course for all Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmasters. It is also encouraged for anyone who will be participating on campouts regularly to consider taking this class. The training is designed to help all adult leaders regardless of experience level feel comfortable performing and supervising these skills with youth.

UPCOMING TRAININGS

IOLS 2023
Friday, April 14, 2023
to Saturday, April 15, 2023
Camp Craig

Check out some photos from past IOLS Trainings in the Dan Beard Council:
IOLS Photo 2
IOLS Photo 3

IOLS DETAILS

COST

$25 | Covers campsite, food and materials

WHAT TO BRING
  • Recommended equipment list:
  • Scout uniform
  • Clothing for Weather
  • Rain Gear
  • Personal First Aid Kit
  • Flashlight
  • Matches and fire starters
  • Pocket knife
  • Compass
  • Two-man tent
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping Pad
  • Ground cloth
  • Scouts BSA Handbook
  • Notebook
  • Pen/pencil
  • Plate with utensils
  • Water bottle
  • Personal Camping Items

QUESTIONS?

Questions? Please contact:

Nicholas Ratterman, IOLS Coordinator | nicholasratman@yahoo.com

Michelle Byrne, Program Administrator | (513) 577-7686 | michelle.byrne@scouting.org