Middle Tennessee Council - 2022 Western Area BALOO and IOLS Fall Training

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2022 Western Area BALOO and IOLS Fall Training

Event Details

What:        Western Area Cub Scout BALOO Training and IOLS Training

When:       Friday, October 21, 2022 5:00 p.m., to Sunday,October 23, 2022, 12:00 p.m. (Two-night camping)

Where:      Boxwell Reservation, Fehrmann Training Center (1265 Creighton Lane, Lebanon, TN 37087)

Cost:         $40.00 - Includes t-shirt, Friday evening cracker barrel, and weekend meals

Register:  Please pre-register by October 18, 2022

Contact BALOO: Sandra Green (eph5@att.net), cell 615-856-7777

Contact IOLS: Don Ingram (d6ingr@aol.com), cell 615-957-5253

Why BALOO?

Who should take this training?

Cub Scout Leaders. 

This session will give you the tools to conduct a safe and successful overnight camping experience for your Cub Scouts. A member of your pack must be BALOO trained for Pack camping. It is advisable to have more leaders BALOO trained, in case the BALOO-trained leader is not available for a particular outing.

What to Bring:

  • BSA Medical Form
  • BALOO online training certificate (My.scouting.org>>BALOO Prerequisite Training v2)
  • a chair
  • personal camping equipment
  • clothing appropriate for the weather
  • a suggested gear list will be emailed to those who register
  • Please eat supper before you arrive Friday evening

WHY IOLS (Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills)?

Who should take this training?

New Scouts BSA Scoutmasters (highest-ranking adult volunteer leader working with youth in a Scouts BSA Troop) Assistant Scoutmasters and all Troop Leadership who work with Scouts.  This course is also an adult leader team building opportunity.

Why should I take this training?

Scouting’s outdoor program is a critical part of how the Scouts BSA program develops young leaders. While camping or participating in other outdoor events, your Scouts will challenge themselves to learn skills they’ve never tried before or maybe didn’t think they could do. In doing so, your Scouts will work together as a team to overcome adversity when things don’t go as planned; this is truly the magic of Scouting that no other program does as well.

To safely offer Scouting’s outdoor program, however, you need a certain set of skills and knowledge – and that’s why you’re required to take Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (also known as “IOLS”) Training. You’ll learn how to build a fire, use an axe, cook outdoors, use a map and compass, responsibly care for the outdoors, and much more. Even if you weren’t a Scout as a kid, you’ll come out of this course looking and acting like a seasoned camper. This course, combined with Youth Protection Training and the Scoutmaster-Specific Training course, will make you an “fully trained” Scouts BSA leader.

What to Bring:

  • BSA Medical Form
  • a chair
  • personal camping equipment
  • clothing appropriate for the weather
  • a suggested gear list will be emailed to those who register
  • Please eat supper before you arrive Friday evening

Scoutmaster Specific Training will be conducted on Friday evening.

When & Where
Boxwell Reservation
Friday 10-21-2022 5:00 PM CT to
Sunday 10-23-2022 12:00 PM CT
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