University of scouting
University of Scouting is an annual supplemental training conference providing unique opportunities for Scout leaders and Scouts. We bring together volunteers from across the council eager share their expertise across the whole spectrum of Scouting program areas. Whether you are new to Scouting or an experienced veteran, you’ll find interesting courses designed to enhance your ability to serve our youth through the Scouting programs. Browse the most recent course catalog at https://ocbsa.org/uofs!
IOLS & BALOO
IOLS, Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills is a required training for Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmaster to be fully trained on the positions.
The program is typically offered over a weekend and covers topics such as camping techniques, cooking, first aid, map and compass skills, and Leave No Trace principles. Participants learn hands-on skills and gain knowledge that can help them lead successful outdoor adventures for their Scout troops or other groups.
BALOO stands for Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation. It is a training for Cub Scout leaders acquire the skills and knowledge they need to plan and conduct safe and fun outdoor activities with their Cub Scout packs.
The Rancho San Joaquin District will next offer these courses of the following dates:
Date: March 15-17, 2024
Location: Firestone Scout Reservation, Brea, CA
Please check the the Orange County Council Training Calendar for alternate dates of nearby District courses.
Orange County Council will offer the NYLT course as a week-long Summer camp and again over the two weekends in the Fall:
Summer Course: June 17-24, 2024 at SSRLV
(Schoepe Scout Reservation at Lost Valley)
Fall Dates: November 8-10 (1st weekend) and 16-17, 2024 (2nd weekend)
at IROEC (Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center)
Orange County Council will offer the Wood Badge course over the two weekends in the Fall:
Weekend #1: September 20-22, 2024 (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
Weekend #2: October 4-6, 2024 (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)