Outdoor Leader Training Weekend

The Pennsylvania Dutch Council hosts two Outdoor Leader Training Weekends each year. During the weekend adults will have the opportunity to take Basic Outdoor Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO), Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS), and Scoutmaster Specific Training.

Who: For Cub Scout  and Scout BSA Leaders

What: Outdoor skills are critical to the success of the Boy Scouts of America program. Training in outdoor skills is required before taking Cub Scouts on overnight camping trips. For Scouts BSA leaders, these outdoor skills will help you guide the youth as they move through Scout, Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks.

When: October 25-27, 2019 9 (note different days, times, and cost for each course)

Where: Camp Mack

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Here is information for each course being offered during the weekend.

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Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)

The training is designed to teach you the skills needed to help Cub Scouts and their parents have a fun, positive, and safe outdoor experience. We learn best by doing; the course is hands-on.

BALOO for Cub Scout leaders introduces participants to the skills needed to plan and conduct Pack outdoor activities, particularly pack camping. At least one adult per pack must complete BALOO training for the unit to conduct an overnight Pack camping trip. This hands-on course is aimed at parents and leaders with no previous camping experience. It includes overnight camping. Meals are provided. Field (Class “A”) uniform is suggested.
Participants are responsible for their own personal gear including tent, sleeping bag, personal hygiene items, mess kit, and pencil/pen. If you need help obtaining or borrowing these, contact your troop or the course director.
This course has an online pre-requisite course that should be completed before attending. It is at my.scouting.org > My Dashboard > Training Center > Expanded Learning > BALOO

When: October 25-26, registration is 7-8 PM Friday night. Course runs 8 PM Friday-8 PM Saturday

Where: Camp Mack

Cost: $15, if you take both BALOO and IOLS the combined cost is $35

Registration Information:

Register Online Here Registration due by October 18

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Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills

These outdoor skills will help you guide the youth as they move through Scout, Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks. The course also gives you experience working as part of a Patrol.
IOLS will run like a troop in that participants will be formed into and participate as patrols including selecting a Patrol Leader. A staff member will serve as the Senior Patrol Leader. A Scoutmaster and several Troop Guides will provide instruction throughout the weekend. Field (Class “A”) uniform is recommended.
The patrols will be responsible for two meals over the course of the weekend: Saturday dinner (a potluck) and Sunday breakfast. Staff will provide Saturday lunch, Sunday lunch, and cracker barrel. Patrols will be responsible for planning their two meals, purchasing food (some cost reimbursed), and bringing equipment to prepare those meals.
Participants are responsible for their own personal gear including tent, sleeping bag, personal hygiene items, and mess kit. In addition, they should bring their current Scouts BSA Handbook, notebook, pencil/pen, and a compass.
A week or two before the course, participants will receive an email with contact information for their assigned patrol as well as more course information. Patrols should have a conversation about a patrol name, cheer, and flag as well as any extra equipment before arriving Saturday morning.
If you do not receive that information by Monday before the course, please contact the course director.

When: October 26-27, course runs 8 AM Saturday to noon on Sunday

Where: Camp Mack

Cost: $25, if you take both IOLS and BALOO the combined cost is $35

Registration Information:

Register Online Here Registration due by October 18

Outdoor Leader Training Weekend Flyer