National Capital Area Council - Aquia District - Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)

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Aquia District - Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)

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Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)


IOLS is the required outdoor training for Scoutmasters / Asst Scoutmasters and Venturing Crew Advisor/Asst. Crew Advisor.  The skills taught are based on the outdoor skills found in The Boy Scout Handbook and focuses on skills that build confidence and competence in leaders conducting outdoor camping experiences.

Dates:  April 19-20, 2024

Location: Izaak Walton League of America, Alexandria Chapter, 2729 Garrisonville Rd, Stafford, VA 22556

Friday, April 19, 2024 - Registration and check-in 5:00-5:30 p.m. MUST BRING YOUR BSA PART A & B MEDICAL FORM IN ORDER TO CHECK IN and complete Scoutmaster Position Specific Training (in person or online) and Hazardous Weather Training prior to arrival (Aquia District registrants do not need to bring training completion certificates since it will be verified the evening of 18 April in my.scouting).  Training all day Saturday with Friday camp overnight.  Parking lot to campsite is approximately 400 yards.

Saturday, April 20, 2024 - Break camp and check-out by 6:00 p.m.

Cost: The registration fee is $40 and covers camping fees, training materials, insurance, and food.    Participants will be formed into patrols on site.  Overnight camping is part of the instruction and course.  Participants MUST attend the entire course to successfully complete the training. 

Participants should bring: Uniforms (Class A & B), tent, ground cloth, sleeping bag, flashlight, camp chair (easily carried), water bottle, mess kit, Pen/Pencil w/Paper or notebook, BSA Handbook, personal first aid kit, compass (if you already have one, otherwise we will discuss recommendations), knife, and personal gear. 

Online Registration and Payment: Register and pay online via credit or debit card at the right side of this page.

Online Registration will close on April 1, 2024.

 For questions please contact Course Director, Ronan Moran,

When & Where
Izaak Walton League
Friday 04-19-2024 5:00 PM ET to
Saturday 04-20-2024 6:00 PM ET Past
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