IOLS - Intro to Outdoor Leader Skills


Sep 29, 2023 5:00 pm to Sep 30, 2023 6:00 pm



Camp Daniel Boone
3647 Little East Fork Rd
Canton, NC 28716
Location Phone: (828) 648-0435


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        ScoutsBSA Handbook

Personal First Aid        Scout T-Shirts

Current Medical Health Form, Parts A and B.

Cost: $25.00

Registration: PRE-REGISTER below. 

PLEASE NOTE: Register no later than 9/27/2023.