I don't need any higher authority than Bill Steele.
He has verified that BALOO training is not needed for Webelos Dens to camp (as
a BSA requirement).
Local councils may, at their option, require BALOO for Webelos Den camping.
My apologies to the list for 'muddying the waters' here. I emphasize Bill
Steele's words boldly below.
Teresa Hall wrote:
> YEE-HA!!!! I don't know if I spelled that right, but it certainly gives the
> authoritative answer I needed.
> Teresa in Alabama
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Wendell Brown [mailto:wbrown@...]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2003 4:34 PM
> To: cubscoutroundtable@...; email@example.com;
> Subject: [Scouter_T] BALOO Reply from Bill Steele
> This message just came through on the cub-l list and thought others
> might be interested....
> ==================BEGIN FORWARDED MESSAGE==================
> >To: Multiple recipients of list cub-l <cub-l@...>
> >Subject: RE: [Cub-L]: BALOO & Cub Scout Camping
> >Date: Tue, 6 May 2003 15:43:16 -0500
> >From: "Bill Steele" <BSteele@...>
> Dear Lloyd,
> I read a couple of Cub leader internet digests and try not to
> participate due to not having enough time to do so. That said, what I
> read in your posting has me concerned. BALOO has to do with pack
> overnight camping, and nothing, I repeat, nothing, to do with Webelos
> den camping.
> Bill Steele
> Associate Director
> Cub Scout Division
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