3/28/19 update The Pennsylvania Dutch Council Training Committee is working on a plan to combine BALOO and IOLS into one weekend. We will offer this course on October 26-28. More information will be posted as we get finalized.


Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)

Who: For Cub Scout Leaders

What: A training on how to take big groups of young children and families camping. The focus is on making sure first camping experiences are fun and comfortable so Cubs want to continue camping in the future. Information on planning, safety, cooking, program, and much more is included. At least one leader with this training in attendance is required to take Cub Scouts camping.

When: March 30-31, 2019 or August 24-25, 2019

Where: Camp Mack

Registration Information:

March 30-31 Online Registration Registration due by March 16

August 24-25 This course will now be part of IOLS on October 26-28. See below to register


2019 BALOO Training Flyer


Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills

Who: For Scouts BSA Leaders, Venturing Leaders of Crews with an Outdoor Focus

What: A training on all the basic outdoor skills covered through the First Class Scout BSA Rank. Course emphasizes how to teach these skills to others.

When: March 23-24, 2019 or October 26-27, 2019

Where: Camp Mack

Registration Information:

March 23-24 Online Registration Registration due by March 9

October 26-27 Online Registration Registration due by October 12


2019 IOLS Training Flyer