2021 NB BALOO/ IOLS
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills
(For Scouts BSA Leaders)
This hands-on program gives adult leaders the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the outdoors. You will set up a campsite, pitch a tent, hike, and cook outdoors—basically all the skills necessary to see the outdoor program of the Boy Scouts of America come to life. This training will ensure that new leaders are proficient in the basic outdoor skills through First Class rank. Leaders will leave the training experience knowing they can show their Scouts how to accomplish outdoor skills while fulfilling rank requirements.
Leaders will leave the training experience knowing they can show their Scouts how to accomplish outdoor skills while fulfilling rank requirements.
Basic Adult Leadership Outdoor Orientation
(For Cub Scout Leaders)
BALOO is designed as an introduction for Cub Scout leaders who are interested in adding a camping component to their pack activities. Each Pack is required to have at least one BALOO trained adult on every Cub Scout overnight outdoor event—including pack camping and Webelos/AOL Den overnighters. BSA's Cub Scout level camping policies will be taught along with the necessary tools to help units carry out a successful camping experience.
You MUST complete the BALOO on-line training prior to attending the hands-on training.
This combined class is more aligned with the new Cub Scout program, and Cub Scout leaders taking this class will not need to retake the IOLS class in the future.
Note: Camping overnight is now required for BALOO and is also a requirement for IOLS.
Please bring the below Co-Vid forms for check-in procedures and the BSA Health and Medical Forms A & B which are available online HERE
NOTE: In addition to the outdoor training, all participants are required to complete all components of the Program Safety prior to the BALOO/IOLS weekend. These are online at my.scouting.org (see flyer for instructions)
Participants must bring their certificates of completion with them to the first day of training on Saturday, October 9, 2021 to be allowed to attend the BALOO/IOLS course. We cannot accept emailed certificates.
Fee: $45.00 (includes Course Supplies and Meals)
Registration deadline is Monday, October 4, 2021
Course Location: Avondale Scout Reservation
See attached flyer for additional information.