Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)

This hands-on course provides adult leaders the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors. Upon completion, leaders should feel comfortable teaching Scouts the basic skills required to obtain the First Class rank. This course is required of all direct contact leaders registered in Scouts BSA troops in order to be considered "trained."

Camp Raven Knob's IOLS course is broken down into several sessions in different areas of camp throughout the week.

A tentative schedule is listed below, but be sure to listen for updates at Leaders' Meetings and meals.

Session 1
Time: Monday 2:00pm–5:00pm
Location: Raven Scouts
Topic(s): flag etiquette, map & compass reading, ropework, woods tools

Session 2
Time: Monday 7:15pm–8:00pm
Location: Chapel
Topic(s): interfaith worship

Session 3
Time: Tuesday 2:00pm–5:00pm
Location: Scoutcraft
Topic(s): campsite selection, fire building, cooking, packing & hiking techniques

Session 4
Time: Thursday 2:00pm–5:00pm
Location: Nature
Topic(s): animal identification, plant identification, outdoor ethics, campfire program