RE: [Scouter_T] BALOO Training
- The BALOO syllabus has not changed. The syllabus clearly states:
"...this course is the first step in the evolving BSA camping training
program and does not replace any existing training, nor should it be
merged with any other training. For this program to be implemented
successfully, this training must retain a clear spot as the entry-level,
introductory outdoor training of BSA. This training is not intended as
an overnight experience, but rather a preparation of the Cub Scout
leader interested in learning about overnight camping activities."
From: Kevin Pate [mailto:kevinpate@...]
Sent: Wednesday, August 06, 2003 7:51 AM
Subject: Re: [Scouter_T] BALOO Training
the BALOO syllabus, unless and the intent and purpose
of the course have changed dramatically since March 02
(which was when I last staffed BALOO), states that
BALOO doesn't replace any existing course and ought
not tobe rolled into any other course.
For a district to suggest that the never ever camped
folks, that's who BALOO is designed to reach after
all, should receive their Soft camping 101 training
while they are already in the middle of a two night
campout sounds very odd to me. It also sounds like
those who made the decision are either very unfamiliar
with BALOO, or perhaps very familiar but don't like
the concept of pack overnighters.
Putting BALOO and Webelos Outdoor Training together
makes about as much sense to me as putting Tiger
Leader and Webelos Leader Position Specific training
together. Yeah, part of it's the same or near on the
same, but a lot of it ain't.
Kevin up Norman way
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