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2024 Kennebec Valley Spring BALOO/IOLS Training

Event Details

BALOO & IOLS Training

May 17-18, 2024


Cost: $20 to cover cost of food and supplies

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation Training (BALOO)
BALOO is the Cub Scout leader training required for any Cub Scout den or pack campout, including pack camping overnighters and Webelos den overnighters. Packs are required to have at least 1 BALOO trained leader in attendance at every campout.

BALOO training is comprised of two components—an online component and a practical, hands-on component. Both components must be completed to qualify as a “TRAINED” Cub Scout outdoor leader.

The online component (available on must be completed prior to the practical component, in order to make the best use of time to allow leaders to experience as much as possible during the practical hands-on training.


Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)
IOLS is the Outdoor training component required to be trained as a Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster.  The course will lead the participant through the Be, Know and Do’s of how to deliver instruction in a youth-led BSA unit.  We will cover the Basic Scout Skills in Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class from the point of view of teaching youth to lead and teach other youth.  It’s a fun course! We’ll camp, cook, and learn together.

You’ll learn: How to deliver outdoor skills instruction in a youth-led program, covering basic scout skills while camping, cooking, having fun.


When: Training begins at 6:00 PM on Friday, May 17th and concludes at 6:00 PM on Saturday, May 18th.

Cost:  $20 (to cover food expense)     **Pre-registration is required for meal planning purposes.


  •      Participants should plan to eat dinner prior to arriving.
  •      Breakfast and Lunch will be provided on Saturday.
  •      Friday Dinner will be in person if you arrive before 7pm. If there are dietary restrictions, it may be in your best interest to provide your food needs. I will have a menu in the information section. 

Required paperwork:  Health Form Parts A-B,

Dietary Restrictions must be communicated through email to Julie McKenney.

What to bring:

  • Be Prepared to “sleep in a tent you helped pitch," Tent, sleeping bag, etc.
    • If you need electricity to power or charge your breathing machines, please let us know ahead of time so we can accommodate.
  • Scouts BSA or Cub Scout Handbook, pen/pencils and notepad
  • Additional personal gear (bug spray, pocket knife, sunscreen, hat, etc.) as you deem necessary. Most participants wear their uniform (Preferred! for flag ceremonies. Pack/Troop tshirts for class) and bring warm clothes – remember this time of year can be cold.
  • Scout Spirit! Be Prepared to have fun! 

Any questions, contact

Julie McKenney -

Chris Santiago.-

Walter Fails -

When & Where
2024 BALOO/IOLS Training
Camp Bomazeen
Friday 05-17-2024 5:30 PM ET to
Saturday 05-18-2024 6:00 PM ET
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