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BALOO

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation BALOO is one of the first steps in the BSA Cub Scout outdoor training program. It is targeted at new Cub Scout leaders with a desire to plan and carry out an entry-level outdoor experience for the pack. The training is focused on the committee member or members, who will be in charge of pack camping. Packs are encouraged to do a camp out in both the fall and spring. The training will help the pack provide a positive outdoor experience. It’s a one-day training focusing on how to plan and put on a camp out and very basic camping skills. It is not a heavy skills program. This training course is required to take Webelos, Cub Scouts and their family camping. All packs submitting a tour permit for camping MUST have at least one person attending the outing be BALOO trained.

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills Outdoor skills are critical to the success of the Scouting program, and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills will provide leaders with the basic outdoor skills information needed to start a program right. Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills is the required outdoor training for all Scoutmasters, assistant Scoutmasters, and Varsity Scout coaches. The skills taught are based on the outdoor skills found in The Boy Scout Handbook. The course is also ideal for Venturing leaders because it focuses on skills that build confidence and competence in leaders conducting outdoor camping experiences.

The Cub Scout leader pow wow

The Cub Scout leader pow wow is much more than just another training course. It is a Cub Scout leaders' learning extravaganza! It is an annual get together, a conference, a convention, a big, fun filled experience where Cub Scout leaders increase their knowledge, improve their skills, and gain enthusiastic attitudes about Cub Scouting. A pow wow is a place to meet old friends and make new ones. It provides an opportunity for all Cub Scout leaders - experienced, new, and prospective - to gather together to share in the fun, ideas, and excitement that will lead to a better program for the boys. The annual pow wow is fun, colorful, informative, and imaginative. It's a place for leaders to recharge their Cub Scouting batteries and renew their commitment to the purposes of Cub Scouting. Some of the sessions that may be offered are: Leather Working Wood Carving Games Pack Organization Flag Etiquette Crafts You may find various displays of miscellaneous information Skits Pinewood Derby Cub Chemistry Cub Grub (Cooking)

Youth Protection Training

Youth Protection Training The BSA places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members. All Cub Scout and Boy Scout adult volunteers must take this course to maintain their registration in the Boy Scouts of America. It covers the BSA's Youth Protection policies, kinds of abuse, signs of abuse, how to respond to disclosure of abuse, and proper reporting procedures. This training is offered at various times during the year, but can also be successfully completed online at the online learning center. It is mandatory that a leader renew this training every 2 years.

Wood Badge

Wood Badge The object of the Wood Badge course is to demonstrate as practically as possible the aims and methods of Scouting. Wood Badge for the 21st Century provides participants with the tools such as leadership skills, team development, project planning, managing conflict and much more. These tools will be useful in a Volunteer's Scouting position, as well as in their workplace, and in their dealings with other organizations. Upon successful completion of the course, the participant receives a parchment certificate and the Wood Badge - two wooden beads worn on a leather thong around the neck. These beads replicate the beads found by Baden-Powell during a campaign in Africa in 1888. They belonged to Dinizulu, an African chieftain. In searching for a suitable recognition for thoses who completed the first course in 1919, Baden-Powell remembered the beads and decided to present a bead to each participant. At that time, the course was called "Wood Badge."
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