Was catching up on some training info and learned that BALOO has just changed to a "blended" course.
What caught my eye from the announcement is "...required to have at least one BALOO trained adult on every Cub Scout den or pack overnight outdoor event - including Pack Camping and Webelos Den overnighters"
My understanding has always been BALOO for a pack overnight and OWL for a Webelos overnight. This does make sense now I think about it - the content of BALOO is about planning the outing and the content of OWL is about individual outdoor skills.
I took the first module - it says the online portion should take about 3 hours. Going to have to take the rest of the modules to see what it covers.
Introduction to the E-Learning Portion of Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)Cub Scout leaders who are interested in adding a camping component to their Pack activities are required to have at least one BALOO trained adult on every Cub Scout den or pack overnight outdoor event - including Pack Camping and Webelos Den overnighters. BALOO training sets a unit up to carry out a successful camping experience for Scouts.As of May 2017, BALOO training is now comprised of two components - an online component, and a practical, hands-on component. Both components must be completed to qualify as a "Trained" Cub Scout outdoor leader, and to receive the BALOO recognition patch.The online component contains introductory and basic information, and must be completed prior to the practical component. The goal of the online portion is to make the best use of time to allow leaders to experience as much as possible during the practical hands-on training. Successful completion of BALOO training should increase the confidence level of a Cub Scout Leader, and promote a willingness to plan a Pack overnighter. Camping activities and outings that are fun, based on the purposes of Cub Scouting, and successful, often whet the appetite of the Cub Scout, his parents, and the leaders to desire more of the outdoors.The online portion of BALOO is available around-the-clock on the BSA Learn Center by logging into My.Scouting.org.As always, Scouting U continually strives to provide content you need - when you need it.