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


BALOO - Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation
This 1-1/2 day course is designed as an introduction to the Cub
Scout outdoor program for leaders interested in adding a camping component to their Pack activities. BALOO training consists of an online prerequisite
component in addition to an overnight hands on practical. BSA’s Cub Scout level camping policies will be taught along with the discovery of the necessary tools to help units carry out a successful camping experience.
According to BSA guidelines:” At least one adult on a Den or Pack overnighter must have completed Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation to properly understand the importance of program intent, youth protection guidelines, health and safety, site selection, age-appropriate activities, and sufficient adult participation.”
IOLS - Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills
Working as patrols, this hands-on course provides adult leaders the practical outdoor Scout skills they need to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors. Upon completion, leaders should feel comfortable teaching Scouts the basic skills required to obtain the First Class rank. Along with Scoutmaster Specifics this course is required of all direct contact leaders registered in Scouts BSA Troops in order to be considered “trained”. IOLS is REQUIRED TRAINING for all Scoutmasters & Venturing Crew Leaders.

Participant Packet

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

When: October 6-7, 2023

Tent setup: 5:30 PM Fri

Camp start: 6 PM Fri

Camp end: 6 PM Sat


Camp Robert Drake, near Oakwood, IL.






**If there are any questions about BALOO or IOLS, feel free to reach out to Josh Kittle at jkittle@gmail.com.


Downloadable Training Flyer here:  Fall 2023 IOLS and BALOO Flyer