Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills

Boy Scouts Icon 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 Scouts BSA Troops in order to be considered “trained”. AOL leaders are encouraged to take IOLS too in preparation for future SBSA leadership roles. 

IOLS (S11) and Scoutmaster Specific Trainings (S24) will be taught each week of summer camp, and at Cub and Webelos Camp, on Monday's at Camp John J. Barnhardt. The training is FREE but please see the attached flyer for additional details.

Week One - IOLS & Scoutmaster Specific: June 17, 2024

Week Two - IOLS & Scoutmaster Specific: June 24, 2024

Week Three - IOLS & Scoutmaster Specifc: July 1, 2024

Week Four - IOLS & Scoutmaster Specifc: July 8, 2024

Cub & Webelos Camp Week - IOLS & Scoutmaster Specific: July 15, 2024

For more information and to register, please contact Kevin Fuller at

File Name Description
Annual Health & Medical Record - ABC Form Download
BSA Health & Medical Forms Download
Summer 2024 Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills Training Download