Briones – Meridian BALOO Training

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Date(s) - Saturday, April 21st, 2018 - Sunday, April 22nd, 2018
All Day

Camp Herms


This newly expanded 1 ½ Day BALOO Training Course uses an overnight campout format full of fun and learning to prepare Pack leaders to plan and carry out Cub-appropriate outdoor experiences. The training starts at 8:30am on Saturday and finishes at 11am on Sunday.

Why Should I Attend?: TO HAVE FUN IN A BEAUTIFUL OUTDOOR SETTING, of course, but also to ensure that your Pack has at least one (preferably two or more) BALOO-trained adults to help plan and carry out Cub Scout camp outs! AT LEAST ONE BALOO-TRAINED LEADER IS A REQUIREMENT FOR ANY PACK OVERNIGHT EVENT. The BALOO training sessions include hands-on demonstration of the why and how of Cub Scout camping — planning, equipment, fire safety, stoves, and lanterns, first aid and sanitation, nature hikes and games, meal preparation, overnight campsite setup and selection, and an evening campfire program.

The key point of BALOO training is “Keep It Simple.” Remember, the overnight is an entry-level outdoor experience for the first-time Cub Scout camper. All arrangements — sleeping, cooking, and program — should be geared to Cub Scout-age boys.

Where: BSA Camp Herms in the El Cerrito Hills (near Arlington Park)  1100 James Place at Thors Bay Road

Driving directions:            Exit I-80 at Potrero Avenue East approximately 1 mile to Arlington Boulevard. Head South approximately ½ mile to Thors Bay Road.

Cost:                                    $45.00 for Registration by April 7 ($55.00 after April 7)

Includes great food (continental breakfast, lunch, dinner, cracker barrel Saturday, and full breakfast Sunday, overnight camping, handouts, and certification card!


Your confirmation letter will include a list of suggested items to bring, what to wear, and a reminder to borrow anything you don’t have so you can “try before you buy”-learn from the experts at the training.

Questions?                         Contact Course Director Paul Shimotake,, 925-285-3764

Advance Registration must be received by April 7 for the $45 price ($55 after April 7).

This course is limited to the first 36 participants and is routinely sold out, so please register early to secure your space.

No refunds with cancellation after April 7th, 2018.