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Oct 25-26, 2019
BALOO & IOLS Training

BALOO and IOLS Training - October 25 and 26, 2019 - Falley Scout Reservation

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)  Cub Scouts Icon

This one-and-a-half day course is designed as an introduction to the Cub Scout outdoor program for leaders interested in adding a camping component to their Pack activities. BALOO training consists of an online pre-requisite component in addition to an overnight hands-on practical. BSA’s Cub Scout level camping policies will be taught along with the discovery of the necessary tools to help units carry our a successful camping experience. Completion of this course is mandatory for a MINIMUM OF ONE adult on a Pack overnighter.

The online component contains introductory and basic information and must be completed prior to the practical component at my.scouting.orgExternal Link. The practical component is an overnight that takes about 16-hours to complete.

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (OLS)  Boy Scouts Icon Venturing Icon

Working as patrols, this hands-on course provides adult leaders the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors. Upon completion, leaders should feel comfortable teaching Scouts the basic skills required to obtain the First Class rank. Along with Scoutmaster Specifics this course is required of all direct contact leaders registered in Boy Scout Troops in order to be considered “trained”.

Other training requirements are Youth Protection and Scoutmaster Specifics.


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