On page 15 of the syllabus, the staff is directed to “Assign camping spots by den.” Presumably, if it was contemplated that the participants might not be camping, it would have said, “If the participants will be camping overnight, assign camping spots by den.”
On page 17 of the syllabus, it says, “Participants should have settled into their campsites before coming to this session.” Again, it could have said, “Participants who are camping overnight should have settled…”
The overall tone of the syllabus assumes the participants are camping overnight. That includes the sample schedule. The syllabus does say that the sample schedule does not need to be followed as long as all session are presented. Of course, sleeping is not identified as a session. That would be an argument that you could squeeze the course into a single day. But, in my opinion, it is a weak argument and does not overcome the things it says on pages 15 and 17.
The sample agenda has two morning and one evening flag ceremonies. It is difficult to tell whether these are “sessions”, but the three flag ceremonies would be difficult to squeeze into a single day. You might find yourself doing the second flag raising in the dark.
The BALOO schedule is very tight with overnight camping. Trying to get it done in a single day might create unnecessary health and safety risks, Is it really a good idea to get participants to show up for the course at 7 am having already eaten breakfast, make them skip dinner and then send them home at about 10 pm? Will they be ok to drive after such a long day?
It strikes me as odd that there might be people who would want to get trained to take Cub Scouts camping but oppose camping overnight themselves as part of the process of that training. I feel as though the participants would be cheated of the full experience, if they took BALOO and didn’t camp overnight.