Baloo and OWL Training
Do you need to complete
either BALOO or OWLS training?
Wright Brothers District
will hold this training on Saturday, May 6th at the Schiewetz Leadership Training Center.
See below for more detailed information to
determine which training you should take.
Course start/stop times
| Early Bird Price ||April 4th - 23rd||25|
What is BALOO training?
Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation is a one-day training event that introduces
parents and leaders to the skills needed to plan and conduct pack outdoor
activities, particularly pack camping.
day of fun and learning prepares pack leaders to plan and carry out
"entry-level" outdoor experiences. Ask a boy why he wants to be a Cub
Scout, and nine times out of 10 he'll answer "to go
camping." Cub Scouting has designed Basic Adult Leader Outdoor
Orientation (BALOO) training, so boys, along with their parents/pack leaders,
can participate in a successful overnight camping experience.
pack camp-out, at a location approved by the local council, is a great way for
families to have fun and build confidence in outdoor skills. This kind of
camping isn't the rugged high adventure outing geared toward older Boy Scouts.
It's what you might call "soft camping," where families can simply
drive up to a campsite and pitch a tent within a few feet of their vehicle's
rear bumper. The emphasis is on family fun activities that don't require lots
of advanced outdoor skills.
do you get started? A member of your pack committee needs to attend BALOO
training. This BALOO session will give your pack's outdoor activity leader and
other leaders the tools to conduct a safe and successful overnight camp-out.
BALOO sessions include the why and how of Cub Scout camping—planning,
equipment, meal preparation, and campfire programs. Cub Scouters will also rotate
among four round-robin sessions—fire safety, stoves, and lanterns; first aid
and sanitation; nature hikes and games; and cooking. With proper planning and
your BALOO-trained leader, your pack should be set for a fun and exciting
What is “OWL” training?
"Outdoor Webelos Leader Skills”, is one of the most comprehensive,
informative and fun trainings you will ever attend. You will learn skills and
training in areas such as: leadership, communications, campsite preparation, bedding
types, weather, building campfires, cooking, skits, songs, ceremonies, and much
Webelos dens are encouraged to participate in
joint den-troop campouts, particularly in the fifth-grade year. Best of all, you will be better prepared, to
lead your boys down the trail to becoming Boy Scouts.
specifically for Webelos den leaders and their assistants, the Outdoor Webelos Leader
Skills course teaches outdoor-related skills through demonstration and hands-on
practice. Webelos den leaders need to attend this training before conducting
Webelos overnight camping with the boys and parents of the den.