Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)

This one-and-a-half 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. 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.

B = BASIC, basic training for new Cub Scout leaders or parents with little or no camping experience.

A = ADULT, the adult training requirement for those planning and participating in your pack’s camping experiences.

L = LEADER, open to all registered leaders, Lion Parent and Leader to Webelos Leader, Cubmaster to Committee Member.  And open to interested adults as well. 

O = OUTDOOR, tents, mosquitoes, cooking, campfire program, wood-tools safety, more.

O = ORIENTATION, very basic “how-to” introduction focusing on planning a safe overnight experience for your Pack or den.

Completion of this course is mandatory for a MINIMUM OF ONE adult on a Pack overnighter.

The prerequisite for attending this course is the completion of the online portion of BALOO training available through Scouting U acessed by logging into

Course Information

Location: Horace A. Moses Scout Reservation: Camp Woronoak - Norsk Aquatics Lodge

Check-in: 7:30 AM

Cost: $60 ($70 late fee)

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