Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills for SM/ASM


Mar 24, 2023 6:30 pm to Mar 25, 2023 6:00 pm



Camp Daniel Boone
3647 Little East Fork Road
Canton, NC 28716


Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills Training (I.O.L.S.)

March 24-25, 2023

Camp Daniel Boone

3647 Little East Fork, Canton, NC 28716

Who:  IOLS Training is the required outdoor training for all Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters and all registered Scout Leaders are welcome to attend.  To be fully trained, participants must also complete the Scouts BSA Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster Position Specific Training.  This can be done either online ( – BSA Learn Center) or by attending an in-person course. 

When:  The IOLS course begins at 6:30PM on Friday evening and ends Saturday by 6PM.  If there is enough interest, the Scoutmaster Position Specific Training will be conducted from 5pm-9pm on Saturday.  All training sessions will be held in the Scoutcraft Area.

What:  Skill Sessions including one overnight camping:

Campsite Selection • Woods Tools - Knife, Camp Saw, Ax • Fire Site Preparation & Fire Building • Outdoor Cooking • Outdoor Ethics • Knots, Ropes & Lashing • First Aid • BSA Worship Service • Packing & Hiking Techniques • Map & Compass • Plant Identification • Animal Identification • Campfire Program 

Equipment:  Please bring your own overnight camping gear and your Scouts BSA handbook. Meals will be provided as part of the training experience. IOLS minimum equipment list:

Personal Tent                                                             Rain Gear

Sleeping Bag                                                              Water Bottle/Canteen

Camp Chair                                                                 Sweatshirt/Jacket

Durable Shoes/Boots                                                  Scout Uniform

Flashlight                                                                     Personal Toiletry Items

Personal Cook Kit/Utensils/Cup                                 Towel                                                 

Note pad & pen                                                           Scouts BSA Handbook

Personal First Aid                                                       Scout T-Shirts

Current Medical Health Form, Parts A and B.

Cost:  $25.00 

Registration:  PRE-REGISTER ONLINE at or in person at the Daniel Boone Council Office. You may also pay by credit card by calling (828) 254-6189 and ask for Terry.

PLEASE NOTE: Registration must be turned in no later than March 22, 2023.


Points of Contact are Adam Cheadle, LG District Training Chair at Cell: 828-254-5604 or email or Melinda Kuehn at