Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)​

BALOO is REQUIRED TRAINING for all Cub Scout Packs that would like to do Overnight Camping as a part of their Pack activities. At least one leader/parent of the activity must be BALOO Trained in order to take Cub Scouts camping.

BALOO now consists of two components: online and hands-on. You’ll need to complete both – in order – to qualify as a
“Trained” Cub Scout outdoor leader and receive the BALOO recognition patch.

  1. Online component: The online portion of BALOO is available 24/7 on the BSA Learn Center. Just log in to My.Scouting.org to begin. 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.

  2. Practical, hands-on component: This 1.5-day course is designed as an introduction to the Cub Scout outdoor
    program for leaders interested in adding a camping component to their Pack activities.

This is an energetic training that will cover everything you need to know to plan and run a pack overnighter. It is more than just camping – it includes ideas for outdoor activities, games and ceremonies; information on selecting and using camping equipment; how to run a campfire program; and hands-on Cub Scout cooking demonstrations!

Childcare is not available during this course.

April 12 – 13, 2024
Fire Mountain Scout Camp
September 20 – 21, 2024
Fire Mountain Scout Camp