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BALOO stands for Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation. It’s designed to introduce Cub Scout leaders to the newly expanded opportunities for pack overnight camping. It’s more than just camping-it includes ideas for outdoor activities, games and ceremonies; information on selecting and using camping equipment; how to run a campfire program; and hands-on Cub Scout cooking demonstrations! In short, everything you need to know to make your pack overnighter a fun, successful event!.

Every Cub Scout Unit must have at least One BALOO trained adult leader on a pack-levl campout or overnighter.

Link to event registration:


Scouting embraces all faiths. The NJCOS supports scouting at the local and national levels. It offers many forms of recognition for scouts and leaders practicing their faith through scouting and encouraging others to do the same.

The Shofar Award – The NJCOS established the Shofar Award to recognize outstanding service by adults in the promotion of Scouting among Jewish youth. Just as the Shofar (Ram’s Horn) calls people to service, the Shofar Award is a recognition of the individual who has answered the call to serve Jewish youth in Scouting. ( )

Cub Scouting
The Maccabee Religious Emblem – Intended for a Tiger Cub or Cub Scout who is Jewish, learns more about Judaism. It also will help you earn the Aleph emblem as a Cub Scout or Webelos Scout, the Ner Tamid emblem as a Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, or Venturer, and the Etz Chaim award as a Boy Scout or Venturer. ( )

The Aleph Religious Emblem – The National Jewish Committee on Scouting developed the Aleph emblem to help you, a Cub Scout or Webelos Scout who is Jewish, learn more about Judaism. Just as Aleph is the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet, the activities you are about to start working on are among your first steps as a Scout that will lead you to understanding more about your religion. Working on the Aleph emblem also will help you get to know better your rabbi or religious school teacher. One of them will be your counselor and will help you along the way. ( )

Boy Scouting and Venturing
The Ner Tamid Religious Emblem – As a Scout, you may work on the Ner Tamid program whether your unit is connected with your own synagogue, community center, school, or with some other organization. You carry on your Scout program in your troop while you fulfill the Ner Tamid requirements under the guidance of your rabbi or Ner Tamid counselor. If you live in a small or isolated Jewish community, contact the National Jewish Committee on Scouting for assistance. ( )

The Etz Chaim Religious Emblem – The Etz Chaim (Tree of Life) religious emblem is designed for Boy Scouts in high school, ages 14 to 17, and registered Venturers ages 14 to 20. The purpose of the emblem is to encourage the young adult to explore adult Jewish roles in the context of family, community, and Jewish people. The requirements can be completed in six months and with a counselor’s assistance. ( )

A link to the home site of the NJCOS may be found at:

Scouting embraces all faiths. The Catholic Committee on Scouting is conducting its annual Religious Emblem Counselor Training. The Catholic Committee on Scouting offers an annual Religious Emblem Counselor Training and Religious Emblem Coordinator Training. In order to serve as a Religious Emblem Counselor for the Ad Altare Dei, Pope Pius XII or any Diocesan Religious Emblem Program, in the Diocese of Columbus, you must complete this training and be approved as a trained Religious Emblems Counselor. The two Cub Scout national Religious Emblems use parents as the primary Emblem Counselors, and they are not required to attend this training.

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the program will start at 9:00 a.m. Cost is $10 if pre-registered, $15 the day of the program.

A link to information and registration may be found at:

Rifle and shotgun shooting opportunities for Boy Scouts are not limited to BSA summer camp. Troops are eligible to rent council shooting facilities and use certain rifles and shotguns if they can also provide a range-certified instructors (rifle and/or shotgun) and a separate range safety officer. The National Rifle Association offers local courses which can leader to NRA certification for any of these three roles and also meet BSA range safety requirements.

Upcoming training opportunities include:
Range Safety Officer – 2/1/14 – Mid Ohio Firearms Training Academy in Columbus – $75 for BSA leaders
Rifle Instructor – 2/15/14 – Camp Lazarus in Delaware – $200
Rifle Instructor – 5/17/14 – Camp Lazarus in Delaware – $200

If you are affiliated with a Venture Crew and would like to offer pistol shooting:
Pistol Instructor – 2/22/14 – Mid Ohio Firearms Training Academy in Columbus – $100
Pistol Instructor – 4/12/14 – Mid Ohio Firearms Training Academy in Columbus – $100

A link to find NRA instructor training offered in a format searchable via Zip Codes may be found at:

Blackfoot Adult Training

Posted: November 29, 2013 in Adult Training

It is never too early to plan for you future BSA adult training needs. The first of several 2014 adult training opportunities for individuals looking to help WEBELOS Dens and eventually a Boy Scout Troop was recently announced. Blackfoot training is a BSA-endorsed course which includes Scoutmaster Specified Training and the Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills. This course is a great opportunity for Cub and Boy Scout leaders, present and future.

Blackfoot training is one of several adult trainings of this nature. If the timing of this specific training is not advantageous, other trainings, called Green Bar and Okama are held in in the summer and fall.

Links to important Blackfoot training information are shown below: