On April 21 & 22 at Brierfield Ironworks Historical State Park, there will be a training event held where the following courses will be offered: BALOO, Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (OLS), and Scoutmaster Position-specific Training. See below for a description of each course to help you decide what to take.

The following link will open the event flyer with additional information (including cost) and a registration form: Click here


BALOO, Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation, is a course designed for Cub Scout leaders and parents to familiarize them with the concepts and equipment involved in the family camping component of the Cub Scout program. For Packs to hold overnight campouts, at least one (and preferably more) adults present must be BALOO trained.

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills

Working as patrols, this hands-on course 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. Along with Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training and Youth Protection Training this course is required of all direct contact leaders registered in Boy Scout Troops and Varsity Scout Teams, in order to be considered “trained”.

Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training

The course will provide Scoutmasters with the basic information and tools they need to lead successful Boy Scout troops. Scoutmasters and assistant Scoutmasters who complete this course, Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills, and Youth Protection Training are considered “trained” for those positions.

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