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IOLS: Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills

  • Teaches Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, and Varsity Coaches basic scoutmaster patchoutdoor leader skills
  • Offered by the district or council as hands-on training
  • Note: This training is also required for Venture Crew Advisors who participate in outdoor activities

April 28-29, 2017 – Camp Indian Trails, Janesville, WI                        This 5-hour course addresses the needs of adults who accept the responsibility of delivering the Scouting program to youth by serving as Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters. The purpose of Scoutmaster Position-Specific training is to provide an active, fun, and positive learning experience for new and experienced Scoutmasters and assistants to learn and apply proven techniques for running an effective Boy Scout troop. Participants will learn how to meet the aims of Scouting by applying the eight methods of the Boy Scout program during the four main sessions of the course:

Patrol Method
Support Team
Annual Planning

Introduction to Outdoor Skills: This training allows leaders to learn all the outdoor skills a boy must learn while earning the ranks of Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class.  The training is therefore held in an outdoor setting where participants can experience and practice these skills first-hand.

What to bring:  The majority of this course will be taught in an outdoor setting. April in Wisconsin– anything can happen! Bring clothing and outerwear that are appropriate to the weather.

NOTE: If you have already completed the Leader-Specific Training and just need the Outdoor Skills, you may arrive 7:30AM on Saturday with your gear and plan to spend the rest of the weekend at camp.

Register here:  Online Registration

NOTE: The Annual Health and Medical Record Form is required for all participants.