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(IOLS) Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills Training (Sandia)

(IOLS) Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills Training (Sandia)
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8/24/2018 7:00 PM
Last Day To Register
4/25/2019 11:55 PM
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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. The skills taught are based on the outdoor skills found in The Boy Scout Handbook. Instructors will help you learn how to set up camp, cook, work with woods tools and about ropes, first aid, planning campfire programs, map reading and compass skills, hiking and packing techniques, nature identification, and Leave No Trace. Each outdoor session will bring to life the pages of the Boy Scout Handbook to help you deliver the promise of Scouting to yourself and the youth you serve. It will increase your comfort level and give you confidence as a trained, skilled leader. The program will also give you the opportunity to work with other Scout leaders from your area, meet new friends, and reinforce skill techniques with fellow unit leaders.

Who is Eligible to Attend? This course is required training for Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, Venturing Advisors, and Adult Leaders who are looking to learn new skills, reinforce old ones, and build confidence to teach these skills to Scouts. This course is mandatory and must be taken in order to earn the "Trained" patch. 

When? Friday, April 26th thru Saturday, April 27th, 2018 from 5:00PM on 4/26 thru 6:00PM on 4/27. Register Online using the link to the left or at the BSA Office


Where? Cochiti Lake (where Spring Camporee will be!)


Cost? 20$ per Adult Leader


What’s Included?

·         Training Handouts

·         Training Certificate

·         Cracker Barrel Celebration night of 4/26

·         Breakfast on 4/27

·         Snacks on 4/27

·         Lunch on 4/27

·         Experience on how to become a better Scout Leader


What do you need to bring?

Overnight gear, outdoor essentials, and appropriate clothing are the heart of camping equipment. Carry a light load of only what you need to keep yourself safe and make a good camp; leave all unnecessary items at home.



â–    Boy Scout Handbook



·     Pocketknife

·     First-aid kit

·     Extra clothing

·     Rain gear

·     Water bottle filled with potable water

·     Flashlight

·     Matches and fire starters

·     Sun protection

·     Map and compass

·     Clothing for the season

·     (warm-weather or cold-weather)

·     Backpack

·     Rain cover for backpack

·     Sleeping bag, or two or three blankets

·     Sleeping pad

·     Tent and Ground cloth


·     Spoon

·     Plate

·     Bowl

·     Cup


·     Soap

·     Toothbrush

·     Toothpaste

·     Dental floss

·     Comb

·     Washcloth

·     Towel


·     Watch

·     Camera and film

·     Notebook or paper

·     Pencil or pen

·     Sunglasses

·     Small musical instrument

·     Gloves


 How should you prepare? Go to, create a Training Account Profile, if you do not already have one. On the right side of the page click on the BSA Learn Center to be directed to the Scouting U system, then under the “Course Catalog” tab at the top of the page search for the following three courses:

  • “Introduction to Cub Scout Outdoor Program”

  • “Outdoor Programs for Boy Scouts”

  • “Outdoor Ethics for Boy Scouting”

    These courses will help you prepare for your IOLS Overnight course.

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$20.00 per Participant
Cancellation Policy
Please contact the BSA to cancel any registrations. (505) 345-8603