IH IOLS Training

Friday, October 22, 2021 - Saturday, October 23, 2021
5:00 PM
6:00 PM
Iron Horse Training
Camp Naish (Campsite Seaton)

 Iron Horse Districts Heart of America Council


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Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills

Friday, October 22 - Saturday, October 23 

Camp Naish, Campsite Seaton

What is it? Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (IOLS) is a hands-on training program to give adult leaders the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the outdoors. Note: IOLS and BALOO Training are no longer combined. Cub Scout BALOO Training has been combined with the Den Leader Outdoor Experience (DOE) and is scheduled for November 6-7. Registration for DOE is available on the HOAC website under Training/Supplemental Training.

Who? Requirement for Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters to complete Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training.

When? Registration begins August 30th and closes October 15th. Check in Friday, October 22th, at 5:00pm. Course ends at 6:00pm Saturday evening.

Where? Theodore Naish Scout Reservation is located at 1100 Martinek Lane, Kansas City, KS 66111. Campsite Seaton is in South Camp. Entering from the main entrance of camp take the first right at South Camp Road and continue right at the stop sign to South Camp. Follow the road to South Camp, Campsite Seaton’s parking lot is the first lot on the right. 

Food? Participants should eat dinner before arriving Friday. All other food, snacks, and beverages will be provided as part of the registration. Special Dietary Requests can be made for religious and medical exemptions only. Requests must be made before October 15th, via email to a course instructor below.

Registration? Pre-registration is required, no walk-ins will be permitted. Registration is $20/person. Register online, before October 15th. All participants must complete the updated BSA Annual Health and Medical Record, Parts A and B. Face coverings may be required to attend, and will not be provided. An Activity Screening Form may be required depending on protocols at the time of the training.

Insurance? Liability, as well as Sickness and Accident Insurance, are provided to all registered members and leaders of the Heart of America Council.

Equipment? You are responsible for providing your own tent, camp chair, personal overnight gear, Scout Basic Essentials, Scout Uniform, personal face covering, and seasonally appropriate clothing. Use the checklist below as a guide. Carry a light load of only what you need as the parking lot will be a short hike to access. Please plan on using a backpack or duffle bag to carry your gear:

___Scouts BSA Handbook ___Rain Gear ___Personal Toiletries

___Personal Tent (No Hammocks) ___Water Bottle/Coffee Mug ___Wash Cloth/Towel

___Ground Cloth ___Eating Utensils ___Sun Protection

___Sleeping Bag & Pad ___Plate/Bowl/Cup ___Hat/Cover

___Camp Chair ___Pocketknife/Compass ___Pen or Pencil

___Appropriate Clothing ___Flashlight & Batteries ___Notebook or Pad

*All Patrol or Group Overnight Gear will be provided by staff leadership. 

More Info: Mike Henre, Kaw District Training Chair:  913.416.8631 or

Ron Spicer, Kaw District Training Chair:  913.909.9222 or

Greg Ogan, Iron Horse Training Chair:  913.549.7475 or