Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills - Spring 2022

For all Scouts BSA Adult leaders

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 (also known as “IOLS”) Training. You’ll learn how to build a fire, use an axe, cook outdoors, use a map and compass, responsibly care for the outdoors, and much more. Even if you weren’t a Scout as a kid, you’ll come out of this course looking and acting like a seasoned camper.


IOLS is being offered to all Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, Committee Members, Commissioners, 2nd Year Webelos Leaders, and all registered adult Scouters. 


This course, combined with Youth Protection Training and the Scoutmaster-Specific Training course, will make you an “fully trained” Scouts BSA leader.

When and Where?


  • $45

For more information

Contact the Training Team

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