Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (IOLS)


The Capital District will hold an Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills on Friday and Saturday, October 18th and 19th 2019 during Webelos Woods at the Cumberstone Road location. 
IOLS course builds and expands on the concepts and themes introduced in Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training and Varsity Coach Position-Specific Training, and provides Scouters with the confidence to take youth into the outdoors. 
Specifically, this hands-on program gives adult leaders a practical introduction to the patrol method of a boy-led troop by teaching many of the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors. In addition, the teaching methods, activities, and games model the variety of teaching used in effective and engaging Scouting programs.
Time and Location: IOLS will start on Friday, 18 October 2019 at promptly 1800 (6:00PM) and conclude on Saturday, 19 October 2019 at 1800 (6:00 PM). The training will be held at the Webelos Woods event, located at Colhone Farms, 1350 Cumberstone Rd, Harwood, MD. It is the same place it has been for the past few years.
Contacts: Your leadership for the weekend is Pat Osborne,, 571.283.7689, Richard Garman,, 410.903.1127 and Randy Smith,, 410.741.0664.
Meals: We will have dinner and snack Friday and breakfast, lunch and snack Saturday. Please notify the contacts if you have any allergies or food restrictions.

What to Bring: We will be camping outside, so pack accordingly. You will be able to borrow a tent, but you should bring:

  • Boy Scout Handbook
    • Pocketknife
    • First-aid kit
    • Extra clothing
    • Rain gear
    • Water bottle filled with potable water
    • Flashlight
    • Matches and fire starters
    • Sun protection
    • Compass (Can be borrowed if you do not have one)
    • Clothing for the season (warm-weather or cold-weather)
    • Backpack w/ rain cover (optional)
    • Sleeping bag, or two or three blankets
    • Sleeping pad


    • Spoon
    • Plate
    • Bowl
    • Cup
    • Soap
    • Toothbrush
    • Toothpaste
    • Dental floss
    • Comb
    • Washcloth
    • Towel
    • Watch
    • Notebook or paper
    • Pencil or pen
    • Gloves



Where to Register: Please sign up at Double Knot at - Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills - TCD - Fall 2019

The training is $24 and limited to 21 people.



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