BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation)
and
OWL (Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders)


Cub Scout packs are permitted to conduct a pack campout (overnight) activity, as long as the activity is conducted at a council-approved location and is under the direction of a leader in the pack trained to do so. The training course to prepare these leaders is called Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO, for short).


BALOO and OWL training will help ALL Cub Scout parents and leaders to ‘BE PREPARED’ for introducing young Scouts to the world of overnight camping. This training fulfills the requirements needed by your Pack or Webelos Den to conduct overnight outings.

This combined course provides BOTH the basic training as well as the Webelos instruction and involves lengthy sessions to cover all material.

The next training will be held April 10-12, 2015.

Check back for details and registration information.

For additional information contact Chris Adams at (309) 318-0164 or CAdams@mchdept.com or Program Director Robert Sutton at (563) 388-7233.