Three Fires Council - TFC: BALOO and/or Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills Course

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TFC: BALOO and/or Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills Course

Event Details

 

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills / 

BALOO: Basic Adult Outdoor Orientation Courses

 

 

 

2021 IOLS and/or BALOO Dates

IOLS + BALOO 4/17 - 4/18 9 a.m. to 3 p.m            IOLS ONLY 4/17 - 4/18 2 p.m. to 3 p.m

IOLS + BALOO 6/5 - 6/6 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.           IOLS ONLY 6/5 - 6/6 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

IOLS + BALOO 9/18 - 9/19 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.               IOLS ONLY 9/18 - 9/19 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

 

 

IOLS+ BALOO Attendance is required for the duration of the Course.

Location: Camp Big Timber, 37W955 Big Timber Road, Elgin, Il.

 

Cost: Free for Three Fires Council Members

Out of Council Price:

$60.00 per person for Combined Course

$35.00 per person for IOLS ONLY

           


Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills ( IOLS):

IOLS for the Boy Scout Outdoor Program Can be taken together with BALOO Training or by itself see below for BALOO course information. 

  • IOLS is required training for Scoutmasters, Ass’t. Scoutmasters, and Crew Advisers

  • Recommended for Troop and Crew Committee Members, Charter Org. Reps., Webelos Leaders, Cubmasters/ Assistant Cubmasters and Pack Committee Members interested in learning basic outdoor camping skills for the Boy Scout Program.

  • This course will satisfy the requirements for all Scoutmasters/ Assistant Scoutmasters to be certified as “Trained” in Outdoor Leader Skills.  This course is designed as an introductory course.  It is recommended for those wishing to take Wood Badge training.
  • Participants are required to stay overnight as a part of this course.

IOLS Course Description:

Emphasis will be placed upon learning the following skills:

  • Campsite Selection: Basics; Tent and Bag Specifications
  • Cooking and Sanitation: Prep; Storage; Meal Planning
  • Fires, Stoves, Campfires: Equipment; Safety; Campfire Planning
  • Interfaith Services: Inclusion; Incorporation at Camp-outs
  • Outdoor Ethics: Leave No Trace; Tread Lightly!; Outdoor Code
  • Packing and Hiking: Proper Gear; Packing Techniques
  • Plant and Animal ID: Native and Invasive Species; Tracking
  • Map and Compass: Basics; GPS; Geo cache
  • Ropes and Knots: Whipping; Tying; Lashing
  • Woods Tools: Pocketknife; Camp Saw; Ax; Proper Care and Use; Whittling Chip

IOLS is an introductory course and does not teach survival skills.  It is designed for Leaders to take Troops on basic camping trips. High Adventure and Back Country trips require additional training.

Note: Packs and Webelos Den overnighters require a leader that has completed a different course called Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO). Please see below for more information!


      

     

 

BALOO: Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation Course 

Course taken with IOLS 

BALOO Course Description:

  • Complete online prerequisites at my.scouting prior to arrival at the in-person portion of the course.

Topics covered at the in-person portion:

  • Adventure Loops: Tips and Tricks for incorporation
  • Health and Safety: Unique Situations; Risk reduction
  • Large Group Games: Tips and Tricks;ideas
  • Outdoor Ceremonies: Recognition; Planning

Satisfactory completion of this course if "required" for consideration as "Trained". This course is designed to certify Webelos Leaders to lead overnighters and to allow leaders to take Cub Packs on Family Campouts.  Participants are required to stay overnight as a part of this course. 

Registration closes two weeks before each course. 

 

Contact
When & Where
IOLS + BALOO 4/17 - 4/18
Camp Big Timber
Saturday 04-17-2021 9:00 AM CT to
Sunday 04-18-2021 3:00 PM CT
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IOLS Only 4/17 - 4/18
Camp Big Timber
Saturday 04-17-2021 2:00 PM CT to
Sunday 04-18-2021 3:00 PM CT
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IOLS + BALOO 6/5 - 6/6
Camp Big Timber
Saturday 06-05-2021 9:00 AM CT to
Sunday 06-06-2021 3:00 PM CT
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IOLS Only 6/5 - 6/6
Camp Big Timber
Saturday 06-05-2021 2:00 PM CT to
Sunday 06-06-2021 3:00 PM CT
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IOLS + BALOO 9/18 - 9/19
Camp Big Timber
Saturday 09-18-2021 9:00 AM CT to
Sunday 09-19-2021 3:00 PM CT
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IOLS Only 9/18 - 9/19
Camp Big Timber
Saturday 09-18-2021 2:00 PM CT to
Sunday 09-19-2021 3:00 PM CT
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