IOLS Training

Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (IOLS)

Spring 2023

What is it?

All Scout Leaders must complete Youth Protection and Scout Position Specific Training for their position to become a Trained Leader. (Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters must complete SM/ASM Specific and Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills). It is recommended that all Scout Leaders complete training to provide the best quality program. Youth Protection and Scoutmaster Specific training are available online at


Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills Course - Saturday, April 22nd, 8:00 AM - Sunday, April 23rd, 12:00 PM. Check in will begin at 8:00 AM on Saturday. This course will be held at Smithville Lake, Kelsey Short Area #3 (17980 Collins Rd, Smithville, MO 64809). Scouters participating in the IOLS are required to attend an organizational meeting at the April North Star Roundtable. No walk-ins can be accepted on the weekend.


The cost for this course is $20.00. This includes lunch on Saturday and program supplies. Application for the IOLS Training must be received by April 13th, 2023.


Liability, Sickness, and Accident Insurance are provided for all registered members and leaders of
the Heart of America Council.

More Info?

Jim McCloud, Course Director at 816-289-5382 or
Tanner Fuson, Naish Reservation Dir 816-569-4955 or


We need for all participants to pre-register for this course. This will help us provide needed supplies. Please return the bottom of this form with payment to the Council Office at the address below OR register online at by April 13th, 2023. No walk-ins can be accepted on the weekend.

Additional Information:

Please note that in order to conduct this course we must have a minimum of twelve (12) participants signed up by April 13th.