IOLS Training

Friday, April 1, 2022 - Saturday, April 2, 2022
5:00 PM
6:00 PM
Training Iron Horse Kaw
(Camp Naish, Campsite Seaton)

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills
Friday, April 1 - Saturday, April 2, 2022
Camp Naish, Campsite Seaton

Register Here:

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 a later date.
Who? Requirement for Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters to complete Scoutmaster Position-Specific
Training. All attendees must be registered Scouters. To receive the training patch all on-line Scouts BSA –
Scoutmaster Position Specific Training needs to be completed in advance.
When? Course registration is online and begins February 1 and closes March 25. IOLS check-in is between 5:00
and 6:00pm on Friday, April 1. Course ends 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 March 25, 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 March 25. All participants must provide a current BSA Annual Health and Medical Record, Parts
A and B. At the time of the training additional forms and/or face coverings may be required based on
the current Scouts BSA and County medical protocols.
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, 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 the training area.

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 and group gear will be provided by the training team.

More Info:

Mike Henre, Kaw District Training Chair: 913.416.8631 or

Ron Spicer, Kaw District Training Chair: 913.909.9222 or

Gregory Ogan, Iron Horse Training Chair: 913.549.7475 or