Monday, January 26, 2015

Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (IOLS), (OWL)

Mandatory Pre-course Patrol Meeting
Saturday, February 21, 2015, 1:00PM – 2:00PM
Arlington First United Methodist Church
313 N Center St, Arlington, Texas  76016
After Scoutmaster Specifics 8:00Am – 4:30PM
IOLS Overnighter
March 20, 2015, 7:00PM – March 22, 2015, 3:30PM
MK Ranch in Waxahachie

Who is Required to Attend IOLS?
Webelos Leaders, Assistant Webelos Leader, Scoutmasters,
Assistant Scoutmasters, Varsity Coaches, Assistant Varsity Coaches.

Venture Advisor and Venture Associate Advisor must attend if
their Crew participates in outdoor or high adventure activities.

Other volunteers that would benefit from IOLS
Committee Chairs, Committee Members, Patrol Mentors, Charter Reps,
parents, anyone that camps with the unit, adults who may be future unit leaders.


First 60 fully-paid participants.   Fee is $25.00
                                      If there are less than 24 participants this course will be cancelled.                                     
Registration must be completed no later than 11:00PM on Wednesday, February 18, 2015.

How do I register?

Please register at
Complete the online registration and mail your $25 fee (SM specific & IOLS $35) and copy of Form to
 Richard Kincaid District Training Chair 4901 Granite Shoals Ave, Fort Worth, Texas 76103
Make checks payable to Longhorn Council

How often do I need to take IOLS?
IOLS is one-time training.  Once you are IOLS trained you do not have to repeat it.
But we would love to have you on our IOLS staff.

Why is there a Mandatory Pre-course Patrol Meeting?
IOLS uses the Patrol Method.  Participants are formed in to Patrols.  Your Patrols must plan for the campout. You will need to plan your patrol flag, patrol yell, duty roster, and meals.  
We will cover what items to bring to the campout during the Pre-Course Patrol Meeting.

Will I have fun?
YES!! YES!! and YES!!!

Course Leaders
Jerry Smiley and Clyde Gormley

Who can I call for more information and questions?

Richard Kincaid, District Training Chair (972) 953-5896 or email

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