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IOLS – Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills 2021

September 17, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - September 19, 2021 @ 2:30 pm


Working as patrols, this hands-on course provides adult leaders the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors. Upon completion, leaders should feel comfortable teaching Scouts the basic skills required to obtain the First Class rank. Along with Scoutmaster Specifics this course is required of all direct contact leaders registered in Scouts BSA Troops in order to be considered “trained”

6:30 PM Friday, September 17, 2021
Check-in at 6:30 -7 PM
Through Sunday September 19, 2021
Finish approximately 2:30
Camp Chesebrough Scout Reservation
Highway 9
Los Gatos, CA 95033
Please bring a completed BSA Annual Health and Medical Record – Parts A, and B, # 680-001, 2019 Printing. http://www.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-001_AB.pdf

No dinner Friday night so please either eat before or bring a sack dinner.

You should bring:

  • Appropriate foot wear – you’ll be outside on rocky, wooded, uneven, unpaved terrain
  • Hat
  • Boy Scout Handbook
  • Scout Uniform (wear)
  • Notebook, pen
  • Water bottle/canteen, cup
  • Personal First Aid Kit, suitable for hiking
  • Tent (consider sharing if you know other participants)
  • Sleeping Bag, pad
  • Rain gear
  • Jacket, gloves (including work gloves),
  • Layers of clothing (to adjust to varying temperatures and varying levels of exertion) – It can get hot and cold at Chesebrough!
  • Pocket Knife
  • Flashlight
  • Compass
  • Toiletries
  • Scout Outdoor Essentials (http://boyslife.org/outdoors/outdoorarticles/6976/scout-outdoor-essentials-checklist/)
Covid Considerations
We are designing this course to be as safe as possible and we all have a duty to do our part to keep each other safe.
  • We will use social distancing and masking in accordance to state and county guidance. Please bring a supply of clean face masks with you to camp.
  • While we will try to have participants distanced as much as possible, there will be some group work and hands on instruction.
  • Handwashing stations will be available to you at all times, please use them frequently.
  • We will screen you for symptoms when you arrive and you will be asked to leave if you are symptomatic. We ask that anyone feeling sick does not attend the training and contacts our office.


September 17, 2021 @ 6:30 pm
September 19, 2021 @ 2:30 pm
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Chesebrough Scout Reservation
26005 Highway 9
Boulder Creek, CA 95006 United States
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