The Great Rivers Council encourages all Scout leaders to participate in the Scout Leader Outdoor Orientation (SLOO), a fun filled program of hands-on skills training for the outdoors, designed to help you master basic camp skills required from Cub Scouts to the rank of First Class in Boy Scouts. This training satisfies the requirements of B.A.L.O.O. training, Webelos Leader Training and Outdoor Leader Skills.

Instructors will give information on planning campouts, help you learn how to set up camp, cook, work with wood tools and ropes, first aid, planning campfire programs, map reading and compass skills, hiking and backpacking techniques, nature identification, and Leave No Trace. Each outdoor session will bring to life the pages of the Webelos and Boy Scout Handbooks to help you deliver the promise of scouting to yourself and the youth you serve. Along with a campout planning checklist and Tour Plan information, examples of necessary camping equipment will be demonstrated. It will increase your comfort level and give you confidence as a trained, skilled leader. The program will also give you the opportunity to work with other Scout leaders from your area, meet new friends, and reinforce skill techniques with fellow unit leaders.

Please visit our calendar for current SLOO training dates.