BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation)
OWL (Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders)
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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.
You should attend if:
➢ You are a Cubmaster, Asst. Cubmaster, Webelos Den Leader, Bear Den Leader
➢ You work with Cub Scouts in the outdoors
➢ You are a parent planning to take part in Cub Scout camping activities
If you have questions or would like to attend this training, please contact Chris Adams at (309) 318-0164 or CAdams@mchdept.com or call the Council Service Center at (563) 388-7233.