BALOO,OWLS and IOLS Courses
Friday, October 20 – Saturday, October 21, 2017
Camp Pine Mountain
All three courses will be held together
Everyone will camp on Friday night
Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) This day course is designed as an introduction to the Cub Scout outdoor program for those leaders who are interested in adding a camping component to their Pack activities. BSA’s Cub Scout level camping policies will be taught along with the necessary tools to help units carry out a successful camping experience.
Completion of this course is mandatory for at least one adult on a Pack overnighter. We recommend several adults.
Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders(OWLS)is for Webelos leaders and parents who want to enhance the outdoor program for the Webelos Scouts in their den by teaching some basic outdoor skills as well as skills needed to complete many of the Webelos Activity Badges. A few sessions will be taught by instructors from Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills that will be going on at the same time.
OWLS will help you learn about setting up camp, cooking outdoors, using woods tools, tying knots, providing first aid, planning a campfire program, hiking and packing techniques, identifying nature, and following Leave No Trace. Each outdoor session will bring to life the pages of the Boy Scout & WEBELOS handbook to help you deliver the promise of Scouting to yourself and the youth that you serve.
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) is a hands-on course that 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.
Instructors will provide you with hands on knowledge of setting up camp, outdoor cooking, working with woods tools, knot tying, first aid techniques, planning campfire programs, orienteering, hiking and backpacking techniques, nature identification, and Outdoor Ethics. Each outdoor session will bring to life the pages of the Boy Scout Handbook to help you develop the skills necessary to deliver the outdoor program to the youth that you serve.
This course along with Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training are required trainings that must be completed by Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters in order to be considered trained. Completion of this course will also allow direct contact leaders to be rechartered in your unit as a Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster in 2018.
Attendance of this one time event will allow BALOO participants to be trained in BALOO, OWLS and IOLS. OWLS participants will be trained in OWLS and IOLS.
Attendance Friday night and all day Saturday are required to fulfill requirements for all courses.
Everyone will camp on Friday night.
Where: Camp Pine Mountain
565 Boy Scout Road
West Point,GA 31833
When: Friday, October 20 – Saturday, October 21, 2017
Participant Check in: 5:15 – 6:00PM EST
Classes start at 6:00PM
Cost: $30.00, includes Cracker Barrel Friday night, 3 meals on Saturday
Registration: You must register prior to the course, there will be no onsite registration. You may register online here, over the phone (706) 327-2634, or in person at the Scout Service Center, 1237 1st Avenue, Columbus, GA 31901. Registration deadline is Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 4:00PM EST. NO EXCEPTIONS. This is so we may properly plan for food and handouts.
What to Bring
Full BSA Class A Uniform and Class B/Activity Uniform
Current BSA medical form Part A and B
Boy Scout Handbook for IOLS
Webelos Handbook for OWLS
Cub Scout Leader Book for OWLS and BALOO
REFERENCE: Boy Scout Handbook, chapter 9, Camping
Overnight gear, outdoor essentials, and appropriate clothing are the heart of camping equipment. Carry a light load of only what you need to keep yourself safe and make a good camp; leave all unnecessary items at home.
PERSONAL OVERNIGHT CAMPING GEAR
- ■ Pocketknife
- ■ First-aid kit
- ■ Extra clothing
- ■ Rain gear
- ■ Water bottle filled with potable water
- ■ Flashlight
- ■ Matches and fire starters
- ■ Sun protection
- ■ Map and compass
- ■ Clothing for the season (warm-weather or cold-weather)
- ■ Backpack
- ■ Rain cover for backpack
- Small tent
- Ground cloth
- ■ Sleeping bag, or two or three blankets
- ■ Sleeping pad
■ EATING KIT
- ■ Spoon
- ■ Plate
- ■ Bowl
- ■ Cup
■ CLEANUP KIT
- ■ Soap
- ■ Toothbrush
- ■ Toothpaste
- ■ Dental floss
- ■ Comb
- ■ Washcloth
- ■ Towel
■ PERSONAL EXTRAS (OPTIONAL)
- ■ Watch
- ■ Camera and film
- ■ Notebook or paper
- ■ Pencil or pen
- ■ Sunglasses
- ■ Gloves
- Folding Chair
Questions?Contact IOLS – Eddie Moone, firstname.lastname@example.org, OWLS – Tom Lytle, email@example.com, BALOO – Joe Bayona, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Debbi Lytle, Council Training Chair, email@example.com