Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS), 11/5-11/6

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 any adult who is interested in helping them can attend. As a Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster, completing Youth Protection Training,* Scoutmaster Position Specific Training,* Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills, and Hazardous Weather Training* qualifies you as a “trained” SM or ASM, and makes you eligible to wear the "Trained" patch for your position. (*These training courses are available in the BSA Learn Center at
The next IOLS course will be on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, 8 AM to Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022, 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, November 5, 2022 - Sunday, November 6, 2022

Saturday, November 5, 2022, 8:00-8:30 AM.....Check-in & Set-up
8:30 AM.....Instruction Begins

Sunday, November 6, 2022, 3:00 PM.....Check-out

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) 255-0354 cell or

VHC COVID-19 Protocols for In-Person Activities and Meetings, updated 3/7/22

Please review the update here. The VHC COVID-19 Protocols for In-Person Activities and Meetings is subject to change at any time, in accordance with the CDC, State of California and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health requirements.

All registrants are required to bring the Annual Health & Medical Record Forms and the CVO COVID Screening Form, completed in full. See below.

Registration closes 5 PM November 3rd or when capacity for this event is reached.

  • Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)
    November 05, 2022 to November 06

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File Name Description
Annual Health & Medical Record Forms - A, B1, B2, Training Fillable form required for this event. Download
COVID-19 Screening Form for CVO - Unit REQUIRED form for all programs that meet at Camp Verdugo Oaks. Download
IOLS Course Flier, 11/5/22-11/6/22 Detailed information for your IOLS course. Share with others in Troop leadership! Download