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Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)

Working as patrols, this hands-on course provides adult leaders the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors. Along with Scoutmaster Specifics this course is required of all direct contact leaders registered in Scouts BSA Troops, in order to be considered Trained.

IOLS training can be attended through any District or even out of Council. The follow is a list of dates when the Districts in the Blackhawk Area Council are offering this training.

  • Arrowhead District – 
  • Sycamore District – This is an IN PERSON, OVERNIGHT Training w/outdoor camping.
    August 26, 2022 (Registration opens @ 6:00 PM, Sessions start at 7:00 PM) thru August 27, 2022 (Training Ends Approx 6:00 PM)  REGISTER HERE

Visit the Council Calendar for a complete list of all the upcoming training opportunities.