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Upcoming IOLS Training

Introduction To Outdoor Leadership Skills (IOLS) THIS WEEKEND (AKA 24 hours of adult sanity time away from the family)

The district is having their last IOLS training of the year this upcoming weekend, starting Friday September 30 at 5pm and ending Saturday at 5pm. It’s a close location being just in Arvada at Oldum Farms. We already have one adult from the Troop attending, so your are guaranteed to not be around all strangers. There will not be another IOLS until next spring. This a a great chance to start to get involved with the Troop (and your scout)

Last Day To Register

9/27/2022 10:00 PM


11440 W. 38th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033, US

Registration and more information at:

Who should take IOLS?

The BSA requires that you have at least one IOLS-trained adult on every Scouts BSA overnight outdoor event.

Why should I take this training?

Scouting’s outdoor program is a critical part of how the Scouts BSA program develops young leaders. While camping or participating in other outdoor events, your Scouts will challenge themselves to learn skills they’ve never tried before or maybe didn’t think they could do. In doing so, your Scouts will work together as a team to overcome adversity when things don’t go as planned; this is truly the magic of Scouting that no other program does as well.

To safely offer Scouting’s outdoor program, however, you need a certain set of skills and knowledge – and that’s why you’re required to take Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (also known as “IOLS”) Training. You’ll learn how to build a fire, use an axe, cook outdoors, use a map and compass, responsibly care for the outdoors, and much more. Even if you weren’t a Scout as a kid, you’ll come out of this course looking and acting like a seasoned camper. This course, combined with Youth Protection Training and the Scoutmaster-Specific Training course, will make you an “fully trained” Scouts BSA leader.

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