Baltimore Area Council - 2023 Gunpowder Falls BALOO & IOLS

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2023 Gunpowder Falls BALOO & IOLS

Event Details


April 21 & 22, 2023

Broad Creek Memorial Scout Reservation: Camp Saffran
1929 Susquehanna Hall Road, Whiteford, Maryland 21160

Cost $35**

This hands-on course is designed to introduce Scout Leaders to the basic skills they will need to safely and confidently have their Cub Packs/ Scout Units participate in Unit Adventures and Over-night Camping Trips.

Friday Evening 5:30 PM Check-in / 6 PM Program Start / Course end time is Saturday 8:30PM

  • Please eat dinner prior to your arrival. Tent set up for the program will start at 5:00 pm on Friday; the program will begin promptly at 6:00 pm.
  • Meals included in your course fee: Cracker barrel late on Friday; Saturday breakfast, lunch, light snack and GREAT dinner Saturday.
  • At check-in, please turn in a completed BSA Personal Health and Medical Record Parts A and B (available online, no doctor signature required).
  • Please let us know if you have any physical limitations or any special dietary or medical needs that we should be aware of.
  • Consult your Scout Handbook for personal gear you may need (that list is included on the back of this flyer, keep in mind that clothing needs vary with weather conditions). Your Troop or Pack should be able to lend you a tent or other gear, if you do not already have your own.
  • A compass, flashlight, pocket-knife, water bottle, camp mug, and folding camp chair will be very useful.
  • Please bring a note book and pen/ pencil.
  • Please wear your field uniform (Class A) if you have one. Bring your activity uniform (Class B).
  • Additional information will be send in the "welcome email" to all registered participants.
  • Registration closes mid-night April 15, 2023.

       ** If you are a registered & paid adult with your unit for GPF Camporee, the Course fee will be reduced to $20.00

(includes course materials, certificate, trained patch and one main meal)

REFERENCE: Boy Scout Handbook, section 9, Camping

Overnight gear, outdoor 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.

What to bring:


 Scout Handbook

 OUTDOOR ESSENTIALS                                      CLEANUP KIT

Pocketknife                                                              Soap

First-aid kit                                                              Toothbrush

Extra clothing                                                           Toothpaste

Rain gear                                                                 Dental floss

Water bottle filled with potable water                      Comb

Flashlight                                                                 Washcloth

Matches and fire starters                                         Towel

Sun protection                                                        

Map and compass                                                    EXTRAS (OPTIONAL)

Clothing for the season (warm-or cold-weather)       Watch

Backpack/ Duffel Bag                                                Camera and film

Rain cover for backpack                                            Notebook or paper

Sleeping bag, or two or three blankets                      Pencil or pen

Sleeping pad                                                             Sunglasses

Ground cloth                                                             Small musical instrument

 Gloves                                                                      Camp Chair






Please bring a printed copy of your favorite Utensil-less recipe.  It could be breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Contact: Joe Krimm -

When & Where
Camp Saffran
Friday 04-21-2023 5:00 PM ET to
Saturday 04-22-2023 8:30 PM ET Past
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Camp Saffran
Friday 04-21-2023 5:00 PM ET to
Saturday 04-22-2023 8:30 PM ET Past
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