Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills


Feb 28, 2020 7:00 pm to Feb 29, 2020



Raven Knob Scout Reservation
338 Raven Knob Rd
Mount Airy, NC 27030
Location Phone: (336) 352-4307


I.O.L.S. Training is required for all Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, and Varsity Leaders. Click here for a PRINTABLE FLYER.



$20.00 which includes 3 meals and a cracker barrel.  



Pre-register online below. Please include your unit number and leadership position. Registration must be completed no later than February 21.



The course begins at 7:00 PM on Friday, and concludes at 7:00 PM on Saturday. Camping overnight at the event provides depth of training.


Skill Sessions:

·       Campsite Selection

·       Woods Tools - Knife, Camp Saw, Ax

·       Fire Site Preparation & Fire Building

·       Outdoor Cooking 

·       Knots, Ropes & Lashing

·       First Aid

·       BSA Worship Service

·       Packing & Hiking Techniques

·       Map & Compass

·       Plant Identification

·       Animal Identification

·       Campfire Program




Please bring your own overnight camping gear and your Boy Scout Handbook. A list of recommended gear will be provided via email upon registration and meals will be provided as part of the training experience. Please contact the course director (below) if you have any special needs.

IOLS Course Director: Steven Shafer (336) 409-1378