Outdoor skills are critical to the success of the Scouting program, and introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills will provide leaders with the basic outdoor skills information needed to start a program right.

This course is required training for Scoutmasters, assistant Scoutmasters, Varsity Coaches and Assistant Varsity Coaches. The skills taught are based on the outdoor skills found in The Boy Scout Handbook.

The course is also ideal for Venturing and Sea Scout leaders because it focuses on skills that build confidence and competence in leaders conducting outdoor camping experiences.

Instructors will help you learn how to set up camp, cook, first aid, plan campfire programs, worship services, basic orienteering, knots & lashings, hiking and packing techniques, nature identification, and Leave No Trace.

Each outdoor session will bring to life the pages of the Boy Scout Handbook to help you deliver the promise of Scouting to yourself and the youth you serve. It will increase your comfort level and give you confidence as a trained, skilled leader. The program will also give you the opportunity to work with other Scout leaders from your area, meet new friends, and reinforce skill techniques with fellow unit leaders.

Now that you know more about IOLS be sure to come and join Miles Hall and his training staff the weekend of April 13-15, to complete your training as a Scoutmaster, Adviser, or Skipper. Every Scout deserves a trained leader.