Outdoor Leader Courses

Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills–IOLS

This course is intended for every adult leader in every Boy Scout Troop/Ship/Crew. It is designed to provide a working knowledge of the basic outdoor skills necessary to succeed as a Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster. 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.


IOLS is the required outdoor training for all Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters,and Venturing Crew Advisers (if the crew is engaged in outdoor programs). The skills taught are based on the outdoor skills found in The Boy Scout Handbook. The course is also ideal for Venturing leaders because it focuses on skills that build confidence and competence in leaders conducting outdoor camping experiences.

December 2017 opportunity:  Saturday Dec. 9, 2017, at 8:30 am until app. 5;00 pm AND Sunday Dec. 10, 2017, at 8:30 am until app. 5:00 pm  Where:  Nelson Training Center at Musser Scout Reservation, 5505 Upper Ridge Rd, Pennsburg.  Cost:  $25.00 to cover course materials and facilities.  ADDED–An IOLS Troop Meeting has been set for 11/27 7pm at the Valley Forge Council Office.  This is a mandatory meeting for all participants of this coarse.


Jan/Feb 2018 opportunity:  Saturday February 10th, 7 am to Sunday February 11th, 4 pm.  Where: Troop 339 Scout Cabin at the end of Rodney Road, 19078 (cross Darby Rd and bear left in the parking lot).  IOLS Troop meeting (attendance required) Wednesday January 10th, 7 PM to 9:30 at St. Mathews Church 400 Lynbrooke Rd, Springfield, PA 19064.  Cost: $48 Includes all facility fees, resource materials, and food (please let us know of any dietary restrictions).

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