Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation

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 on-line training

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


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


Coming May 2023


Next Course: May 20-21, 2023

Refund Policy

Cancellations accepted up to 7 days before the event with a full refund.

Cancellations after that date are non-refundable unless due to extreme circumstances.  All refunds after this date must be requested in writing within one week of the event.

Help for registering events can be found at Tentaroo User Guide.