Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills

Who should attend?

All registered adults in Scouts BSA units.  Attendees will need to be registered and basic trained.

What will I learn?

The Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) course builds and expands on the concepts and themes introduced in Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training and provides Scouters with the confidence to take youth into the outdoors.

Specifically, this hands-on program gives adult leaders a practical introduction to the patrol method of a Scout-led troop by teaching many of the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the out- of-doors. In addition, the teaching methods, activities, and games model the variety of teaching used in effective and engaging Scouting programs.

Hands-on participation is the best learning tool, and this course models the techniques used by effective Scoutmasters, advisors, and other leaders in the Scouting program. Attendees will see and experience different aspects of how Scouting works while playing the role of Scouts in a troop.

Participants should leave the training experience with a full understanding of how the patrol method operates, a feeling of comfort in working with and instructing their Scouts, and an increased level of confidence taking Scouts outdoors safely. With that comes great satisfaction.

For the Wasatch Peaks Scoutmaster Position - Specific Training and IOLS, November 20-21, please register HERE



  • $5 per person (bring your own lunch)


  • Arrive 6 pm Aug 28. Plan to stay overnight. Depart 4 pm.

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