What is Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)?
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.
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills is the required outdoor training for all Scoutmasters, assistant Scoutmasters, and Varsity Scout coaches. The skills taught are based on the outdoor skills found in The Boy Scout Handbook. The course is also ideal for Venturing leaders because it focuses on skills that build confidence and competence in leaders conducting outdoor camping experiences.
IOLS is designed to train all adult leaders in the practical outdoor skills they need to lead scouts in the out-of-doors. The skill sessions presented closely follow the Tenderfoot to First Class outdoor camping skills found in the Boy Scout Handbook.