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Shelby BALOO AND IOLS Training- 2022

The Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) course will provide you with the basic outdoor skills needed to guide an outdoor program in accordance with BSA standards. The skills taught are based on the outdoor skills found in the Scouts BSA Handbook. This course is required for all Scouts BSA leaders. IOLS is conducted from Saturday morning to Sunday afternoon.

The Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) is required for Cub Packs to conduct outdoor overnight events. Each Pack is required to have a BALOO trained leader (two are strongly recommended) present at any overnight pack activity. Participants will be learning basic outdoor, camping, and cooking skills. Any registered adult Scouter may attend. The BALOO course is a two day course beginning Saturday morning.

BALOO participants: please note there is now an online section of BALOO. Please complete the online section before attending by visiting and logging into your scout account.

Registration deadline: Saturday 9/10/2022.
Location: Brierfield Iron Works, 240 Furnace Pkwy, Brierfield, AL 35035.
Check in: Starts at 7:45 am Saturday 9/17/2022. Opening ceremony begins at 8:45 am.

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All participants are required to have with them the BSA Health and Medical Form (Parts A & B only) and the Council’s COVID-19 Camp  Activity Form.

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Also, if you are interested in helping to staff is course, please contact Chris or Elaine Brown.

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