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RE: [Scouter_T] BALOO Training

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  • Deborah A. Krieger
    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
    Message 1 of 102 , Aug 6 5:16 AM
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      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."

      Deb :)



      -----Original Message-----
      From: Kevin Pate [mailto:kevinpate@...]
      Sent: Wednesday, August 06, 2003 7:51 AM
      To: scouter_t@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [Scouter_T] BALOO Training

      Hank,

      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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      Message 102 of 102 , Aug 1 7:28 AM
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