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Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)



What is BALOO?

This course is designed as an introduction to the Cub Scout outdoor program for leaders interested in adding a camping component to their Pack activities. BALOO training consists of an online pre-requisite component in addition to an overnight hands on practical. BSA’s Cub Scout level camping policies will be taught along with the discovery of the necessary tools to help units carry our a successful camping experience. Completion of this course is mandatory for a MINIMUM OF ONE adult on a Pack overnighter.

The online prerequisite training is available in the BSA Learn Center on My.Scouting

Key Contacts

Carrie Hutchcraft
Program Assistant: Activities & Camping

Why should I take BALOO?

Leaders who complete BALOO training are better prepared to plan pack den or pack overnight events.

You’ll learn how to make camping activities and outings fun. You’ll discover how to keep your Cub Scouts safe and entertained. And you’ll learn how to plan an event that’s rooted firmly in Cub Scouting’s principles.

Successful experiences in the outdoors make Cub Scouts — and their parents — more likely to keep coming back.

Current BALOO Trainings

BALOO Training at Rivers Edge Webelos Woods

October 13-15, 2023

BALOO training will be offered to Adults attending Webelos Woods or adults that just want to attend the training. The main portion is Saturday, October 14 from 8:00AM to 5:00PM; however, participants must camp one overnight to fulfill course requirements. Scouters attending training only will need to indicate during registration if they plan on staying Friday or Saturday night. BALOO also consists of a required online pre-requisite component. You will need to complete the online portion and bring your certificate to the training. The online portion can be found at my.scouting.org. See cost section below for fees.

Price includes camp fees, program costs, insurance, Webelos Woods patch.
Adults attending Webelos Woods and BALOO: $18.00 registered by 9/15, $25.00 after 9/15.
Adults attending BALOO training only: $15.00

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