Fall IOLS Orientation (Harford District)

Fall IOLS Orientation (Harford District)
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Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)


Harford District: Fall 2020 Course

Oct. 12 (evening classroom) and Oct. 24 to October 25, 2020 (weekend outdoors)

Orientation:  Oct. 12, 7-9 PM; held during Harford Roundtable (attendance required)
                        Classroom instruction and initial patrol meeting

Course Weekend:  Sat. Oct. 24, 7:30 AM to ~ 12:00 noon Sun Oct. 25, 2020 (attendance required)
                        Prospect cabin/campsite, Camp Saffran, Broad Creek Memorial Scout Reservation

Who:  Scouts BSA Leaders, Varsity Coaches, and Webelos Den Leaders preparing for Scouts BSA

Cost:  $30

Register on the Baltimore Area Council website.  Go to the Council Calendar and click on the Harford District event (IOLS Course Orientation) shown on October 12.

Why join us at Harford District’s Fall IOLS Course?

  • Have a lot of fun camping and being outdoors!!
  • Learn important Trail-to-First Class outdoors skills to share with your Scouts.
  • Understand the Scouts BSA camping program.
  • Experience participating in the Patrol Method throughout the orientation and course weekend
    (a key Method of Scouts BSA).
  • Get to know other Scout leaders and available resources.
  • Completion is required for Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters.

About IOLS:  IOLS builds and expands on concepts and themes introduced in Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training and Varsity Coach Position-Specific Training. It provides Scouters with the confidence to take youth into the outdoors. This hands-on program gives adult leaders a practical introduction to the patrol method of a youth-led troop by teaching many of the practical outdoor skills needed 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.

Instructors will help you learn how to set up camp, cook, work with woods tools, and about ropes. Also learn to plan and lead campfire programs, map reading and compass skills, hiking and packing techniques, nature identification, and outdoor ethics. Each outdoor session will bring to life the pages of the Scouts BSA Handbook to help you deliver the promise of Scouting to yourself and the youth you serve. It will increase your comfort level and give you confidence as a trained, skilled leader.

Contact for more information:
Steve Mantegna, Harford District Training at smantegna@comcast.net

Contact E-mail
$30.00 per Participant

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Baltimore Area Council

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(443) 573-2500

Broad Creek Memorial Scout Reservation
1929 Susquehanna Hall Road | Whiteford, MD | 21160


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Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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