Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)


This course is for new (or seasoned) Cub Scout Leaders and parents, eager to have a successful camping outing. It is a one or a one-and-a half day training event, presented by the council or a district.

This course introduces Cub Scout leaders and parents to the skills needed to plan and conduct pack outdoor activities, particularly pack camping. This one day course is designed as an introduction to the Cub Scout outdoor program for those leaders who are interested in adding a camping component to their Pack activities. The Boy Scouts of America’s Cub Scout level camping policies will be taught along with the necessary tools to help units carry out a successful camping experience.

Topics include:

  • Aims and Purposes, Health and Safety,
  • Planning
  • Equipment, Campfire Planning and a Camp Fire Demonstration
  • Round Robin sessions on:
    • Stoves, Lanterns, and Fire Safety
    • First Aid and Sanitation
    • Nature Hikes and Games
    • Cub Scout Cooking

Completion of this course is mandatory for at least one adult on a Pack overnighter.

Related training: Hazardous Weather training (required for all tours) is available via the Leader Training link at (after login).


Date/Time Event
Saturday, April 21st, 2018 - Sunday, April 22nd, 2018
All Day
Briones - Meridian BALOO Training
Camp Herms, El Cerrito CA
Friday, October 19th, 2018 - Saturday, October 20th, 2018
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Muir - Diablo Sunrise Fall BALOO Training
Camp Fetterman, Brentwood California