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Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)
October 24 - 25, 2014
Presented by the Occoquan District Training Committee
Please join us for our Spring IOLS training. This course is required for Scoutmasters, Venture Leaders, and Varsity Scout Leaders, all their assistants, and is recommended for all other scouting leaders who want to become more familiar with leading scouts in outdoor activities. The course is filled with hands-on experience and instruction that is designed to introduce you to or strengthen your basic camping skills required for Tenderfoot through First Class rank advancement and in turn how to make teaching them fun for you units.
The course will be conducted at the U.S. Coast Guard’s Telecommunications and Information Systems Command (TISCOM), 7323 Telegraph Rd., Alexandria, Virginia beginning at 7:00PM on Friday October 24th and end at approximately 8:00PM on Saturday October 25th. The patrol method is used to help emphasize the importance of the unit’s organization and participants will be placed into patrols with their fellow scout leaders and spend a night camping in the outdoors. Topics covered during IOLS include fire building, Leave No Trace, equipment, camping, plant and animal identification, first aid, knots, wood tools, and navigation outdoors with a map and compass.
Based on feedback received from previous IOLS courses your District Training Committee has modified its program to accommodate the desire for more hands-on type activities that can be directly applied working within your individual units. In order to accomplish this, participants will need to complete some initial prerequisites (see attached sheet) prior to arriving at IOLS.
Pre-registration for IOLS is required to participate and must be received by midnight 19 October, 2014. The course fee of $30.00 covers all meals and course materials. Please note that since we must procure the right amount of food and supplies there are NO REFUNDS.
Don’t forget to fill out parts A and B of the new BSA Medical Form and bring that with you. A map to the training location, list of required gear for participants, and a course schedule will be sent to each registered participant. So the sooner you register the sooner you can begin planning!
For more information, please contact the Occoquan District Training Chair, Len Ritter,
Click here for IOLS Prerequisites.
Click here for IOLS participant information.
Click here for a map to TISCOM Coast Guard facilities.
Click Here for Part A & B of the BSA Medical Form