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IOLS/BALOO Training

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Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills

BALOO: Basic Adult Outdoor Orientation Courses

Two options, take IOLS and BALOO in one course or complete IOLS only

IOLS & BALOO IOLS Only

 June 8 - 9,  9:30 AM start

 Aug. 3 - 4, 9:30 AM start

 Nov. at University of Scouting

 Dec. 14 - 15, 9:30 AM start

 June 8-9  12:00 PM start

 Aug. 3 - 4, 12:00 PM start

 Nov. at University of Scouting

 Dec. 14 - 15, 12:00 PM start

 

IOLS & BALOO attendees must bring their own lunch for the first day.   Food is provided for the remainder of the course. 

Cost for either course is $25 or $30 if paid less than two weeks before the course. 


Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS):

IOLS for the Scouts BSA 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 Scouts BSA 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!

Registration closes seven days before each course. 
     


 
BALOO: Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (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 seven days before each course. 

Contact
When & Where
IOLS & BALOO - August
Camp Belzer
Saturday 08-03-2019 9:30 AM ET to
Sunday 08-04-2019 4:00 PM ET
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IOLS Only - August
Camp Belzer
Saturday 08-03-2019 12:00 PM ET to
Sunday 08-04-2019 4:00 PM ET
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IOLS & BALOO - December
Camp Belzer
Saturday 12-14-2019 9:30 AM ET to
Sunday 12-15-2019 4:00 PM ET
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IOLS Only - December
Camp Belzer
Saturday 12-14-2019 12:00 PM ET to
Sunday 12-15-2019 4:00 PM ET
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IOLS & BALOO - June
Camp Belzer
Saturday 06-08-2019 9:30 AM ET to
Sunday 06-09-2019 4:00 PM ET Past
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IOLS Only - June
Camp Belzer
Saturday 06-08-2019 12:00 PM ET to
Sunday 06-09-2019 4:00 PM ET Past
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