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Apr 16-18, 2021
BALOO & IOLS Training

BALOO and IOLS Training

IOLS (Intro to Outdoor Leader Skills) &

BALOO (Basic Adult Leadership Outdoor Orientation)

April 16-18 2021


IOLS

What is IOLS? The Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) course builds and expands on the concepts and themes introduced in Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training and provides Scouters with the confidence to take youth into the outdoors. Specifically, this hands-on program gives adult leaders a practical introduction to the patrol method of a Scout-led troop by teaching many of the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the out of-doors. In addition, the teaching methods, activities, and games model the variety of teaching used effective and engaging Scouting programs. The skills sessions presented in Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills closely follow the Scouts BSA 

YOU SHOULD ATTEND IOLS IF:

  • You are a Scoutmaster, Asst. Scoutmaster, or transferring Webelos Leader 
  • You work with Scouts or Ventures in the outdoors
  • You are planning to lead Scout camping events

Online version of the IOLS Book (click here) 

BALOO

What is BALOO? BALOO is the Cub Scout training required for leaders and any parent who participates with the den or pack outdoor event, including overnight campouts. BALOO training is comprised of two components – an online component and a practical hands-on component. The online portion consists of introductory and basic information that is built upon through the outdoor practical training session. 

YOU SHOULD ATTEND BALOO IF:

  • You are a Cubmaster, Asst. Cubmaster or Webelos Leader
  • You are planning to lead Scout camping events

Online version of the BALOO Book (click here)

Online training portion (35 mins.) https://training.scouting.org/catalogExternal Link

Event Details

COST:

$30.00 per participant and includes all materials for the course, meals, and training guide.  Important: Please eat dinner on Friday night prior to arrival at camp.

LOCATION:

Falley Scout Reservation 

8602 Kingman RD

Oskaloosa, KS 66066

TIME:

Check-in and set-up is between 5:00pm and 6:00pm on Friday. Course will start at 6:00pm on Friday will conclude at approximately 12:00 pm on Sunday.

Course Size: 

Registration must be received on or before April 14, 2021. Course size is limited to 30 participants.

WHAT TO BRING:

Suggested BALOO Training Gear List

• Tent
• Sleeping bag
• Sleeping pad or mattress
• Sturdy shoes
• Change of clothes
• Sleeping attire
• Mess kit
• Soap, washcloth, towel
• Sunglasses
• Camp chair
• Camera
• Notebook, pen, pencil
• Coat jacket, cap, and gloves
• Cub Scout Six Essentials

Suggested IOLS Training Gear List

REFERENCE: Scouts BSA Handbook for Boys and Scouts BSA Handbook for Girls—Chapter 9, Camping Overnight gear, the Scout Basic Essentials, and appropriate clothing are the heart of camping equipment. Carry a light load of only what you need to keep yourself safe and make a good camp; leave all unnecessary items at home.

PERSONAL OVERNIGHT CAMPING GEAR

Scouts BSA Handbook for Boys or Scouts BSA Handbook for Girls

SCOUT BASIC ESSENTIALS

• Pocketknife
• First-aid kit
• Extra clothing
• Rain gear
• Water bottle filled with potable water
• Flashlight
• Trail food
• Matches and fire starters
• Sun protection
• Map and compass
• Clothing for the season (warm-weather or cold-weather)
• Backpack
• Rain cover for backpack
• Sleeping bag, or two or three blankets
• Tent and Sleeping pad
• Ground cloth

EATING KIT
• Spoon
• Plate
• Bowl
• Cup

CLEANUP KIT
• Soap
• Toothbrush
• Toothpaste
• Dental floss
• Comb
• Washcloth
• Towel

PERSONAL EXTRAS (OPTIONAL)
• Notebook or paper
• Pencil or pen
• Sunglasses
• Swimsuit
• Gloves

The following forms MUST be present at Check-In:

Consent Waiver

Pre-Event Medical Screening Checklist

BSA Health Forms (Part C is required if you are an "increased risk" for COVID

Article about our Health Procedures (click here)

QUESTIONS?

Council Training Coordinator John Kotulak at (785) 220.0315 jpkotulak@cox.net

Staff Advisor Britta McKee at (785) 276.3346 britta.mckee@scouting.org

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