Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills


Feb 27, 2021 7:00 am to Feb 28, 2021 12:00 pm



Raven Knob Scout Reservation
266 Raven Knob Road
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 23.

Health Form (Parts A & B) is REQUIRED for participation (see below). Please have parts A & B completed and available at time of check-in.


The course begins at 7:00 AM on Saturday, and concludes at 12:00 PM on Sunday. 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 is linked below 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 or email to


File Name Description
BSA Medical Form (Current) All participants in all Scouting activities complete Part A and Part B. Give the completed forms to your unit leader. This applies to all activities, day camps, local tours, and weekend camping trips less than 72 hours. Update at least annually. Download
IOLS Flyer 2021 Download
IOLS Packing List "Be Prepared" with this handy guide on what to bring to IOLS Training. Download