A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent.

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) for Cub Scout Leaders
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) for Scouts BSA Leaders

Our outdoor skills courses are fun-filled programs of hands-on skills training in the outdoors designed to help you master basic camp skills to take your Scouts camping. Breakout sessions are tailored to either the Cub Scout or Scouts BSA program.


Both BALOO for Cub Leaders and IOLS for Scouts BSA leaders are overnight camping experiences. Courses are typically offered in the spring and fall each year.


Instructors will help you learn how to set up camp, cook, work with woods tools and ropes, planning campfire programs, hiking and packing techniques, and outdoor ethics.


Each outdoor session will bring to life the pages of the Scout handbooks to help you deliver the promise of Scouting to yourself and the youth you serve. It will increase your comfort level and give you confidence as a trained, skilled leader. The program will also give you the opportunity to work with other Scout leaders from your area, meet new friends, and reinforce skill techniques with fellow unit leaders.

Participant Packet

Our Participant Packet includes instructional materials you can use with Scouts in your unit.

When: April 8 - 9, 2022

Tent setup: 5:30 PM Fri

Camp start: 6 PM Fri

Camp end: 6 PM Sat


Camp Robert Drake, near Oakwood, IL.






IOLS Flyer