The syllabus has been revised at least once. I learned the hard way,
we distribute the appendices as part of our handouts and when participant
appendices (which were copied by the professionals) didn't match
the ones I was working from I realized it had been updated.
For your other question - If I remember correctly the checklist
for the requirements for an approved facility is one of the appendices.
If you go to the 'files' section in the group you can see stuff I hand out
plus other helpful files. I have the participants read off from the first
two files as an ice-breaker.
We also always have the participants (who have been broken into dens)
do a song or skit for the campfire. We provide them with plenty of
material to pick from - warning make sure you review their stuff before
the campfire. If something inappropriate comes up you can still let
them do it and point out during the critique of the campfire of what
was wrong and why the program has to be screened. Sometimes you learn
more from seeing things done wrong.
When I'm organized enough I like to have a camp stove with a griddle,
making pancakes going when the participants are arriving. A sample
and an example of a simple breakfast. I emphasize the simple -
'just add water mix', pourable premixed, mixing in a 'baggie'....
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Of Elaine D. Boyd
Sent: Monday, March 27, 2006 9:50 AM
Subject: SUSPECT SPAM: [Scouter_T] BALOO Sylabus
I am getting geared up to lead my training staff for our district's first
BALOO course. I bought the sylabus when it first came out - #34162A. My
question is - is this still "current" or should I look into getting an
Anyone have any pointers for someone running this training for the first
time? Pitfalls to avoid? Helpful hints? I took this training in another
district, but it was years ago.
I am working with my DE to get a list of "approved" campsites for family
camping within the district. I also asked what they consider minimum
standards for an acceptable site.
Cub Scout Training Chair - Abnaki District
Daniel Webster Council, BSA
"And a good old Bear too!"
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