Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS), 4/20-4/21

DATE CHANGE. Due to weather concerns, this training event has been moved
FROM 4/13-4/14
TO 4/20-4/21.
Outside of date changes, all information is the same.

IOLS is a hands-on course that gives adult leaders the practical skills to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors. The skills taught will introduce the participants to most of the basic Scout outdoor skills from Tenderfoot through the First Class rank, and we teach you how to teach the Scouts what you learn in this course. Experienced campers and hikers are welcome, as are novices who are new to outdoor adventures.
This course is designed for Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters, although anyone who is interested in helping them can attend. As a Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster, basic training involves completing Youth Protection Training (available online at, Scoutmaster Position Specific Training (also online at and the Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills. These courses qualify you as a “trained” SM or ASM, and they make you eligible to wear the Trained patch for either position.
The next IOLS course will be on Saturday, April 20, 2024, 8 AM to Sunday, April 21, 2024, 3 PM.  It will be held at Camp Verdugo Oaks, north of Castaic.  See the map on the second page of the downloadable flyer.  The cost is $40 for meals, camp fees and handout materials.

When: Saturday, April 20, 2024 - Sunday, April 21, 2024

Saturday, April 20, 2024, 8:00-8:30 AM.....Check-in & Set-up
8:30 AM.....Instruction Begins

Sunday, April 21, 2024, 3:00 PM.....Closing Ceremony

Where: Camp Verdugo Oaks, Castaic, CA

Cost: $40 for meals, camp fees and handout materials

FOR ANSWERS about the course content, special dietary needs, physical restrictions, time constraints, and other non-registration questions, please contact Course Director Pierre Landry (323-717-6013 cell or

Health & Safety

All registrants are required to bring the Annual Health & Medical Record Forms. See below.


Registration closes 11:59 PM, April 17th or when capacity for this event is reached.


File Name Description
Annual Health & Medical Record Forms - A, B1, B2 REQUIRED FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS and ACCOMPANYING ATTENDEES: Fillable form for this event. Download
IOLS Course Flyer, 4/20/24-4/21/24 Detailed information for your IOLS course. Share with others in Troop leadership! Download
IOLS for Crews Flyer, 4/20/24-4/21/24 Detailed information for your IOLS course. Share with others in Crew leadership! Download