Category: Council IOLS/BALOO Training


October 20, 2017 October 21, 2017

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills
Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation

Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (IOLS)
IOLS is the required outdoor training for Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, Webelos Den Leaders, and Assistant Webelos Den Leaders; but it is open (and recommended) to all registered adult Scout leaders. This course provides a working knowledge of the basic outdoor skills critical to any successful Scouting program; allowing the new leader a way to build confidence and the seasoned leader a chance to refresh and share their knowledge.

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)
Whether you are an experienced camper or haven't spent any time in the outdoors, BALOO has something to offer you. It is a seven hour entry-level training session that will help you understand the BSA progressive camping program, the value of the BSA outdoor program, and national and council policies and guidelines. This course will cover everything you need to know to plan and hold a successful pack outdoor event. We will cover ideas for outdoor activities, ceremonies and games, how to select and use camping gear, ideas for your campfire program, and even a demonstration of outdoor cooking (where lunch will be provided.) At least one BALOO-trained adult from your pack must be listed on all tour permits, and present at your outdoor activities, when your pack goes camping. All adults who are involved in your program are encouraged to attend - the more trained adults, the better your pack's program will be.

Camp Joy
10700 Camp Joy Road
Carlyle, Illinois 62231

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