Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation 2024

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) is a one-and-a-half-day course that introduces the Cub Scout outdoor program to leaders interested in adding camping to their Pack activities.

It is the Cub Scout leader training required for ANY Cub Scout den or pack OVERNIGHT event. It is suggested to have this training for den and pack outdoor activities as well.

BALOO Training is comprised of two components — an online component and a practical, hands-on component (this training). Both components must be completed to qualify as a “TRAINED” Cub Scout outdoor leader.

The online component must be completed prior to this practical component. It contains introductory and basic information that will be built upon during this practical training. Instructions for accessing online training

Finally, there will be Fun delivered with enthusiasm!!!

Cost: $30

Course Content:

  • Health and Safety
  • Round Robin #1
    • Cub Scouts and Global Positioning
    • Aquatics in the Cub Scout Program
    • Gear Selection
    • Nature and Hiking
  • Campfire Planning
  • Round Robin #2
    • Outdoor Ethics
    • Cooking and Sanitation
    • First Aid
    • Knife Safety for Cubs
  • Campsite Selection
  • Large-Group Games
  • Meal Planning
  • Duty to God
  • Outdoor Ceremonies
  • Round Robin #3
    • Stoves, Lanterns, and Fire Safety
    • Basic Knots for Cub Scouts
    • Program Planning for Cub Scout Campouts

Next Course: May 18-19, 2024

Refund Policy

All requests for refunds must be submitted in writing to the Scout Service Center.

Any refund granted may have a portion kept back to cover administration costs already incurred for the attendee.

All refund requests will be considered on a case by case basis.



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  • Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation 2024
    May 18, 2024 to May 19

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