BALOO/IOLS

BALOO/IOLS 2021 

Course Details:

  • Location: Camp Tahquitz, Angelus Oaks, CA
  • Starts: Saturday, October 16th @ 9am
  • Ends: Sunday, October 17th @ 4pm
  • Open to all Scouters 
  • Cost: $40 in-council & $60 out-of council 

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What is BALOO? 

This course is designed as an introduction to the Cub Scout outdoor program for leaders interested in adding a camping component to their Pack activities. 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. Completion of this course by a MINIMUM OF ONE adult is required for a Pack overnighter.

Topics Covered: 

  • Campfire & Flag Ceremonies 
  • Meal Planning & Cooking
  • Setting up a campsite 
  • Outdoor event planning
  • GPS, Aquatics, Gear, Hiking
  • Many more topics

What is IOLS? 

This course is required of all direct contact leaders registered in Boy Scout Troops and Varsity Scout Teams, in order to wear the Trained patch.  It is also required for Venturing Adult Leaders if their Crew has an outdoor activity focus.

Working as patrols, this hands-on course provides adult leaders the practical outdoor 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.

Topics Covered: 

  • Campfire & Flag Ceremonies 
  • Meal Planning & Cooking
  • Setting up a campsite 
  • Outdoor event Planning
  • Tools & Ropes & other skills
  • Many more topics

Important Note: While some elements will be taught at the same time, other elements will be specific to BALOO and IOLS and thus, only a single Training will be awarded upon completion.