Our Baloo / IOLS weekend:
The courses are held on the same weekend at the same location. The
Baloo Course has it's staff, and IOLS has it's staff. The two courses only
touch in that they are at the same scout camp on the same weekend, and we
share the cooking demonstration. The camp Ranger does some demonstrations
for each course (seperate audiences).
I do not see this as combining courses. I do see it as maximizing our
valuable resources - the adult leaders who are willing to serve as trainers.
I am interested in my district putting on an Outdoor leaders skills for
Webelos Leaders course in the spring, and a Baloo Course in the fall. Not
that I am trying to take away from the Council Courses, but I want to get
this training into the hands of our packs.