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.
- 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.
- 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.
Friday, March 27, 2020 to Saturday, March 28, 2020
Friday, September 11, 2020 to Saturday, September 12, 2020
From 7pm Friday Until 7pm Saturday (Check-in begins at 6:30pm on Friday night)
At Fire Mountain Scout Camp (26027 Walker Valley Road in Mount Vernon).
Cost: $25 (Includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and materials) No meal will be provided on Friday night. Online registration only.
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!
REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO 40 PARTICIPANTS
Registration is due no later than March 21, 2020 for the Spring course and September 5, 2020 for the fall course.
NO LATE REGISTRATIONS ACCEPTED!
Childcare: Sorry but childcare is not available during this course.