Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills


Sep 28, 2018 7:00 pm to Sep 29, 2018



Raven Knob Scout Reservation
266 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 with the link below or in person at the Old Hickory Council office. If you mail your registration please include your unit number and leadership position. Make checks payable to Old Hickory Council and indicate “IOLS Training” on the memo line. Registration must be turned in no later than September 22nd.



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 or email to