IOLS/OWL Training

IOLS/OWL Training
Registration Begins
1/12/2016 1:00 PM
Last Day To Register
4/28/2016 5:00 PM
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Join us at Lone Tree Scout Reservation for the combined training session of Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (IOLS) and Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders (OWL).


This hands-on program gives adult leaders the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors. Uponcompletion, leaders should feel comfortable teaching Scouts the basic skills required to obtain the Webelos activity badges and the First Class rank. Along with Scoutmaster Specifics, the IOLS course is required of all direct-contact leaders registered in Boy Scout Troops and Varsity Scout Teams, in order to be considered "trained". The OWL course can be taught as a stand-alone experience, but is often presented in conjunction with IOLS due to overlap of content and skills taught. Scouting teaches youth to be the best they can be; this is an opportunity for you to be the best Scout leader you can be!


Training will be rain or shine, beginning Saturday at 8am and ending Sunday at noon.



[Note: Agenda subject to change]


8:00AM                 Registration/Pre-Opening           

8:30AM                Opening Ceremony

8:45AM                Model Campsite

9:15AM                First Aid

10:15AM              Stoves, Fuels, and Lanterns

10:45AM              Cooking

11:15AM              Lunch-Prep (Cook, Eat, and Clean)

1PM                       Wood Tools

1:30PM                 Fire Making

2:00PM                 Maps & Compasses

3:00PM                 Knots

3:30PM                 Plant and Animal ID

4:00PM                 Hiking and Backpacking

4:30PM                 Dinner-Prep (Cook)

5:15PM                 Closing Flag Ceremony

5:30PM                 Dinner (Eat, Clean)

10:00PM              Lights Out


8:00AM                Breakfast

9:00AM                Campfire Planning

9:30AM                Leave No Trace

10:00AM              Other Topics (Comments/Feedback)

10:30AM              Graduation/Closing Ceremony

10:45AM              Takedown/Cleanup


For questions, please contact Northern Light Training Chair Gregory Korzeb at 617-908-0784, or at

$25.00 per Participant

The Spirit of Adventure Council, Boy Scout of America