MEGA Training - Camp Gorton

MEGA Training - Camp Gorton
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4241 County Rte. 25
Dundee, NY 14837, US
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Thank you for your interest in attending the 2018 Fall Mega weekend at Camp Gorton on September 21-23, 2018.  This year we are offering some amazing courses provided by top notch trainers from the council.



What is CLAW?

CLAW stands for Cub Leader Adventure Weekend.  CLAW is a one weekend training event like no other.  Here you get Den Leader Specifics, Cubmaster Specifics, BALOO, and all the training you will need as you progress in Cub Scouting as an Adult Leader. 

What will I be learning?

Friday night is dedicated to Cub Scout Den Leader Specific and Cubmaster Specific.  On Saturday, get ready for a wild day of CLAW Training as you embark on becoming BALOO Certified.  Learn outdoor skills and knowledge you take back to your units and are NOW CERTIFIED to take Cub Scouts on overnight adventures.  On Sunday, an amazing breakfast and closing graduation. 

What if I am currently Specific Trained?

If you have completed the specific training for your position, you may join us on Saturday morning for the BALOO portion of the weekend.  You may still arrive Friday night for an additional fee.


Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills 

This hands-on program gives adult leaders the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the out-of-door. Imagine having hands-on knowledge setting up a campsite, pitching a tent, hiking, outdoor cooking - all the skills necessary to see the outdoor program of the Boy Scouts of America come to life.

This training is a weekend-long training held bi-annually alternating between Camp Brulé and Camp Gorton. Please check the Council training calendar for schedule dates.

Tent overnight camping is required.

ITOLS includes information on:

  • Campsite Selection

  • Fire Site Preparation & Building

  • Cooking

  • Plant Identification

  • Flag Ceremony

  • Leave No Trace

  • Interfaith Worship


Don’t miss the opportunity to take this fully energized NEW AND IMPROVED TWO-DAY TRAINING session in Cub Scout Camping Training, BALOO.  Designed specifically so Cub Scout Packs can go camping on their own, it covers planning and conducting a successful Pack overnighter including ideas for outdoor activities & games, ceremonies, camp equipment, campfire programs and even some outdoor cooking.

NOTE:  BALOO and OWL have combined into one course. This includes an over night and covers outdoor training for all Cub Scouts and Webelos.

Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops and Crews


ILST/C is a combination of the National BSA Syllabus Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops and Crews and the principles of the patrol method.  The course presents the skills in a practical unique fun environment of an actual patrol.  Youth instruction presented to youth as a real patrol experience. The course is designed to train an entire patrol or train select youth leaders and supply them with resources and confidence to return to their unit and execute such training within their unit.  ILST/C is a pre-requisite to attend the National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) Course.




Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills

Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops and Crews





$35.00 per Participant
Early Discount
Before 9/14/2018 a discount of $10.00 will apply.

special thanks to Corning Incorporated and its employees for generations of support to Scouting

special thanks to the Corning Foundation for its continued support of Scouting through the Employee Matching Gifts and Dollars for Doers Programs 


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