IOLS Training

Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (IOLS)

Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (S11) training is required for any Scouter that wishes to register as a Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster of a Scouts BSA troop. And, since every Scout deserves a trained leader, IOLS training is recommended for any Scouter that wishes to assist in leading Scout troops in the outdoors.

The Spring 2022 IOLS course will be held Saturday, April 30th, 8:00 am – Sunday, May 1st, 12:00 pm at Wilderness Camping and Retreat Center in Lawson, MO.

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Before attending IOLS, Scouters must have completed Youth Protection Training as well as Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training*. Both training courses are available online at

Additionally, IOLS attendees are required to attend an organizational pre-course meeting on April 7, 2022, held at the North Star District roundtable meeting.

Cost and Registration

The IOLS course fee is $25.00. This fee includes lunch on Saturday and program supplies.

To register, you can do so with this online form. Or, you can download the IOLS flyer and fill out and mail in the form on the bottom of the page.

Registration for this course must be received by April 15. 2022. No walk-ins will be accepted at the campsite.


Liability, Sickness, and Accident Insurance is provided for all registered members of the Boy Scouts of America.


If you have questions or concerns leading up to the course please contact: