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Powhatan/Goose Creek BALOO Training

Event Details

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)



Event Details                  

BALOO is an outdoor skills training program for the Cub Scout leader or parent, particularly those who are responsible for leading pack overnighters and/or Webelos/Arrow of Light den camping.  No camping experience is required or assumed.  BALOO training teaches the essential organizing, planning, camp craft, and outdoor safety skills to enable a pack to go camping as a group.  BSA policy requires at least one leader with BALOO training on all Cub Scout pack overnighters.  BALOO also includes Webelos den campout planning and campsite duties, and the transition to Boy Scouts.  Cooking, sanitation, campfires, use of woods tools, orienteering skills, outdoor ethics, equipment, and more will be covered.

Where:  Camp Highroad, Locust grove Campsites, 21164 Steptoe Hill Road, Middleburg, VA 20117.

When: Saturday, October 14, 7:30 AM (check-in) – October 15, 11 AM (departure)

Registration Fee:  $55, includes Saturday lunch and dinner, Sunday breakfast, participation patch.

Registration Deadline:  October 1, or when course capacity of 45 registrants is reached.

Prerequisite:  Completion of on-line BALOO training modules (SCO_280, SCO_281, SCO_282, and SCO_283).  Log on at, go to the training center.  Please bring your certificate of completion to the site.  Completion of the BALOO on-line training modules and the on-site overnight program are required for issuance of the BALOO training card.  The overnight stay at the campsite is mandatory, no exceptions.

Medical Form:  We will also require on-site submission of a hard-copy of the Parts A/B of the Annual Medical Health Record,  We will maintain your medical form on site as a precaution in the event of a health concern, and to inform us as to any health concerns such as allergies.  The form will be kept in the strictest confidence and will be returned to you at the completion of the training.

Medical Concerns and Dietary Restrictions: Please inform us if any medical concerns, allergies, and diet restrictions.

Course Director

Roger Claff, Powhatan Training Chair,, (703) 435-4686.

When & Where

Camp Highroad, Locust Grove Campsites

21164 Steptoe Hill Road

Middleburg, VA 20117

Saturday 10-14-2022 7:30 AM ET to
Sunday 10-15-2022 11:00 AM ET 


Roger Claff
Powhatan Training Chair,, (703) 435-4686

When & Where
Camp Highroad
Saturday 10-14-2023 7:30 AM ET to
Sunday 10-15-2023 11:00 AM ET Past
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