Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills

Learn what it takes to be a leader!

This hands-on program gives adult leaders a practical introduction to the patrol method of a youth-led troop by teaching many of the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the outdoors. In addition, the teaching methods, activities, and games model the variety of teaching used in effective and engaging Scouting Programs 

what is Iols?

It is a training program that teaches leaders the skills they need to help out in their troop and teaches them many of the skills needed to become a First Class Scout. 

how do i sign up?

Sign up with your Brownsea Director on Sunday morning at camp. The Brownsea Director will let you know what skills you should start preparing to teach and when and where they need you. 

What do i learn?

  • Outdoor Ethics
  • Fire building
  • Knots and Lashings
  • Plant Identification 
  • Animal Identification 
  • Tool Usage
  • and More! 

when does iols run?

IOLS takes place beside its companion program Brownsea- The First Year Camper Program. Leaders who want to take IOLS will attend Brownsea and learn from the skills from the staff and help the staff teach the Scouts the different skills needed. The Brownsea Program meets Blocks A, B, C, and D. In addition to participating in Brownsea Leaders will need to complete some additional items. 

Extra commitments

  • Attend the Sunday Orientation
  • Learn about Cooking and Meal Planning at the Cooking Demo
  • Go on a Brownsea Hike to Logging Camp
  • Attend the Skill Testing Session on Friday Morning at the end of the week.


No cost, its free!

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