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Mar 30-31, 2019
Baloo and Outdoor Leader Skills Training

BALOO and OLS Training - Mar 30-31, 2019

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)

BALOO has recently been revised and is the Cub Scout leader training required for any Cub Scout den or pack outdoor event, including packing camping, overnighters and Webelos den overnighters. This is an overnight course for all Cub Scout Leaders.

BALOO training is comprised of two components – an online componentExternal Link, and a practical, hands-on, overnight component. Both components must be completed to qualify as a trained Cub Scout outdoor leader and to receive the BALOO recognition patch.

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)

This is an intensive overnight course for all Scouts BSA & Venture Leaders that provides instruction and practice in the outdoor skills that are important in Scouting.

OLS is the outdoor training session required to be fully trained as a Troop Assistant or Scoutmaster. 

Other training requirements are Youth Protection and Scoutmaster Specifics.

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