Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)

When: October 26, 2018 6PM- October 27, 2018 6PM
Where: Camp Split Rock
Cost: 30$

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Outdoor skills are critical to the success of the Scouting program. Training in outdoor skills is required before taking any scouts on outings.  BALOO is designed for Cub Scout Leaders and is an overnight training experience that introduces participants to the skills needed to plan and conduct Pack outdoor activities, particularly Pack camping and the Webelos overnight (formally Outdoor Webelos Leader training).

 It's an enjoyable weekend with knowledgeable Scouters held at Camp Split Rock in Ashburnham, MA, with lots of hands-on instruction and practice in campsite selection and outdoor activities including fire building, cooking and sanitation, hiking, campfire program, and safety.

The course starts at 6:00 PM Friday and will finish by 6:00 PM on Saturday. The cost covers the meals, supplies, and camp rental fees.  Participants should plan to arrive at 5:15 PM to check-in and setup.   An email will be sent to all registered participants indicated what they will need to bring.

Leave No Trace Trainer

When: April 28 9 AM -  April 29 12 PM. Must attend both days.
Where: Camp Split Rock
Cost: $40 covers food and training materials.

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Course participants will learn the concepts of Leave No Trace and prepare to teach Leave No Trace curriculumCourse participants will learn the concepts of Leave No Trace and prepare to teach Leave No Trace curriculumin a variety of settings. Workshop topics include the underlying ethics and seven principles of Leave No Trace:

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Into to Outdoor Leadership Skils

When: October 26, 2018 6:00 PM - October 27, 2018, 6:00 PM
Where: Camp Split Rock
Cost: $30 / person

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The Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills is a two day course that prepares you to teach your Scouts the outdoor skills needed for the Arrow of Light, Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class ranks. It's an enjoyable weekend with knowledgeable Scouters, with lots of hands-on instruction and practice in campsite selection and Leave No Trace, woods tools and fire building, cooking and sanitation, hiking, first aid, and planning outdoor programs.

Read more: Into to Outdoor Leadership Skils

Basic Adult Leader Training Online

Basic, position specific training is available online for unit leaders and committee members of all programs at my.scouting.org. This includes training for:  Cub Masters, Den Leaders, Pack Committee, Scoutmasters & Assistants, Troop Committee, Merit Badge Counselors, Crew Advisers, Crew Committee, Crew Board of Review, Sea Scout Leaders, Exploring Advisers, Exploring Commitee.

To access the online training modules visit my.scouting.org. Login or create a new account. Click on the BSA LEARN CENTER on the right side of the scree. Select the appropriate program (Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturing). Be sure to input your membership id from your latest membership card to ensure that your training is recorded accurately. Contact the council service center for assistance.