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Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (C32) - Akridge Scout Reservation

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This 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 Den or Pack activities.

Who should take BALOO?

  • The BSA requires that you have at least one BALOO-trained adult on every Cub Scout Den or Pack overnight outdoor event. 
  • A BALOO-trained leader should be at any overnighter regardless of whether it is a Pack, District or Council event.
  • Having at least one BALOO-trained adult will make your Cub Scouts’ camping experience as awesome as it can be; but more is even better!

Why should I take BALOO?

  • Leaders who complete BALOO training are better prepared to plan pack den or pack overnight events.
  • You’ll learn how to make camping activities and outings fun. You’ll discover how to keep your Cub Scouts safe and entertained. And you’ll learn how to plan an event that’s rooted firmly in Cub Scouting’s principles.
  • Successful experiences in the outdoors make Cub Scouts — and their parents — more likely to keep coming back.

How do I take BALOO?

  • BALOO consists of two components: online and hands-on. You’ll need to complete both — in order — to qualify as a “Trained” Cub Scout outdoor leader.  
    • Online component: The online portion of BALOO is available 24/7 on the BSA Learn Center. The goal of the online portion is to make the best use of time to allow leaders to experience as much as possible during the practical hands-on training.  The online training contains introductory and basic information that will be built upon during the practical training.  If you do not present your BALOO online training certificate, they still will have you take part in the BALOO Training, but your training will not be entered as complete.  To take the Prerequisite go to  Click on these:
      • BSA Learn Center
      • Expanded Learning
      • BALOO
      • BALOO Prerequisite Training
      • Add Plan
      • My Learning
      • BSA Learn Center
      • Expanded Learning
      • BALOO
      • BALOO Prerequisite Training
      • Add Plan
      • My Learning
      • Please bring a copy of your BALOO Prerequisite Training completion certificate to the Training.
    • Practical, hands-on component: In this 1.5-day course, BSA's Cub Scout level camping policies will be taught along with the necessary tools to help Packs and Dens carry out a successful camping experience.  Completion of this course is mandatory for at least one adult on a Pack overnighter.

WHEN: Friday 7:00pm to Sunday Noon (Check-In opens at 6pm)

LOCATION:    Akridge Scout Reservation - Maple Campsite

When & Where
Akridge Scout Reservation
Friday 10-11-2024 6:00 PM ET to
Sunday 10-13-2024 12:00 PM ET
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