Baloo Training March 2023
Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)
Welcome to BALOO training! It is the Cub Scout leader training required for any Cub
Scout den or pack outdoor event, including pack camping overnighters and Webelos den overnighters.
This training should be presented by council or district level training teams as needed. Councils may decide to require periodic refreshers based on local situations. BALOO training is comprised of two components—an online component and a practical,
hands-on component. Both components must be completed to qualify as a “TRAINED” Cub Scout outdoor leader.
The online component must be completed prior to the practical component. The online training contains introductory and basic information that will be built upon during the practical training.
March 25 – March 26
The BALOO Course
It is the Cub Scout leader training required for any Cub Scout den or pack outdoor event, including pack camping overnighters and Webelos den overnighters. This one-and-one-half day course is designed as an introduction to the Cub Scout outdoor program. If you have one, please wear your Class A uniform
Prerequisite Courses: Youth Protection Training. To receive BALOO training certificate, you must attend this outdoor course AND complete the online BALOO Prerequisite Training course prior to the overnight course. (Courses may be taken online at http://my.scouting.org) Please bring your printed certificates of completion to this course. To earn trained patch you need to have Cubmaster Specifics training as well.
BSA’s Cub Scout level camping policies will be taught, along with the discovery of the necessary tools to help units carry out a successful camping experience. Completion of this course is mandatory for a MINIMUM OF ONE adult attending a Pack overnighter.
Location: William H. Pouch Scout Camp
Who: Cub Scout Leaders and parent volunteers
Cost: $25 (includes supplies, materials, and meals)
To register for BALOO training, follow this link: Register for Event
You will receive a receipt upon payment. Please print it out and bring it with you on training day.
Contact for more information:
Title District Training Chair – firstname.lastname@example.org
District Staff Email: email@example.com
BALOO Training Personal Gear List
- Sleeping bag
- Sleeping pad or mattress
- Sturdy shoes
- Change of clothes
- Sleeping attire
- Mess kit (plate, bowl, cup/mug and eating utensils)
- Soap, washcloth, towel
- Sunglasses & Sunscreen
- Camp chair
- Coat jacket, cap, and gloves
- Rain Gear
- Water bottle
- Personal medications