Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (IOLS)
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) is a hands-on program that gives adult leaders the practical skills to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors. The skills taught will introduce adult Boy Scout leaders with instruction and practice for teaching the outdoor skills associated with Tenderfoot through First Class ranks. This course is offered either as a single weekend course, or two single-day sessions. We hold this course outdoors to help reinforce the “outdoor” experience that you will bring back to your boys and troop.
Introduction to Outdoor Leaders Skills is broken into three easy to digest parts.
Part A is a half day course and is $5
Part B is a full day course and is $35
When looking to be trained you must take all two parts BUT you can take the parts in any order that works for your schedule. When you complete the last part of your course you should inform the instructor who will submit your name as having completed Introduction to Outdoor Leaders Skills on the training attendance report.
When possible the Council Training Committee will take a weekend and offer all two parts during the weekend.
What to bring to an IOLS course? Scouters should attend in their field (Class A) uniform and be prepared for the weather as activities take place outside as well as indoors. A comfortable chair is also recommended but not required. It's also a good idea to bring a small notepad and writing tools to take notes.