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Camp Champlin, 223 Scituate Ave
Cranston, RI 02921, US
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IOLS at Champlin 

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills 


WHO - Current and incoming adult Scouts BSA leaders 

WHAT IOLS is designed to provide a working knowledge of the basic outdoor skills necessary to succeed as a Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster. Outdoor skills are critical to the success of the Scouting program, and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills will provide leaders with the basic outdoor skills information needed to start a program right.  

IOLS is the required outdoor training for all Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters. The skills taught are based on the outdoor skills found in The Scouts BSA Handbook. The course is also ideal for leaders because it focuses on skills that build confidence and competence in leaders conducting outdoor camping experiences. 

WHERE - Camp Champlin - 223 Scituate Ave Cranston, RI 02921

  • parking available in the main lot 

WHY - Upon completion, leaders should feel comfortable teaching Scouts the basic skills required to earn First - Class rank. Along with Scoutmaster Specific this course is required of all direct contact leaders registered in Scouts BSA in order to be considered "trained".  This course is intended for every adult leader in every Troop. This is a required basic training for all Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters and may be taken by any current leader or incoming adult.

WHEN -  Friday October 15th - Sunday October 17th, 2021

  • Event begins Friday 10/15/21 at 7:00 PM ends Sunday 10/17/21 at 12:00 PM 
  • Check in time is from 6:30 PM-7:00 PM. Check in is located at the camp office, located a the top of the main/first parking lot you arrive at (on your left)
  • There is a pre-meeting to this course at Champlin October 6th- 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM 

HOW - Register online today! All registrants must attend the Pre-meeting being held on October 6th, 2021  (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM), no registration required

Due to COVID restrictions the class size is limited and walk-ins will not be allowed. 

We are monitoring all state guidance and travel restrictions and will notify participants if any changes arise as we get closer to the date. For this training, only single-tent camping will be allowed, and face masks/coverings will be worn at all times; proper social distancing will be required. Please bring personal hand sanitizer! 

Suggested IOLS Training Gear List

  • Tent (if there is a problem with sleeping in a tent, please let us know)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Ground cloth (old shower curtain works well) 
  • Backpack
  • Flashlight
  • Camping chair
  •  Mess kit (sub, spoon, fork, knife, plate, bowl)
  • Sun protection 
  • Camera
  • Personal Hygiene items
  • Change of clothes 
  • Scout uniform 
  • Scout handbook 
  • Rain gear
  • Water bottle 
  • Notebook, pen or pencil

Full Class A/Field Uniform is the appropriate attire for the weekend. 

Outdoor cooking will be part of this training. Foil dinner ingredients and lunch items need to be brought by participants and will be reviewed at pre-meeting. Complete details will be provided at the pre-meeting. 

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$10.00 per Adventure Card Holder
$15.00 per Non Adventure Card Holder



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