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BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation) Training Spring 2023
May 6 @ 8:00 am - May 7 @ 11:00 amFree – $35.00
BALOO training is adult Cub Scout leader training for leading pack camping trips. All Cub Scout packs must have at least one BALOO trained leader on any pack camping trip. Having two trained leaders gives you backup coverage in case of unexpected illness or schedule changes. Sign up for BALOO training with a friend and let us help you get your pack ready for camping season.
BALOO training consists of an online prerequisite course to cover BSA national Cub Scout camping program guidelines and goals, followed by in person training. Part one is a 35 minute virtual course (via my.scouting.org) that covers safety and health for camping trips, event planning, and developing Cub Scout camping programming. Part two is an overnight camping trip with BALOO staff where Scouters will get a chance to play games, learn what gear to take when camping with Cubs, and build their traditional Scouting skills like knots, map and compass, outdoor ethics, first aid, hiking, campfires, and more. The course is taught by instructors who have a passion for their subjects. Along the way, you will connect with other Cub Scout leaders and share wisdom, laughter, and a (hopefully) beautiful 24 hours at Treasure Valley Scout Reservation.
This course includes a required overnight camping trip with participants sleeping in tents (BYOT- bring your own tent!) 3 meals are provided as part of the course. Detailed info will be emailed to enrollees after registration.
The online portion of this training at my.scouting.org must be completed before your arrival. This training requires an overnight stay in a tent you set up. Your participation in all in-person lessons is required to receive credit as trained.
Why should Cub leaders be BALOO trained?
- At least one BALOO trained leader is required on all Cub Scout camping trips.
- BALOO training ensures your camping outings are covered under BSA insurance.
- BALOO trained Webelos den leaders can take their den camping on its own without the pack!
- Training gives you resources for creating a fun camping program and saving money!
Last updated 2/21/23