National Capital Area Council - Aquia District - Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)

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Aquia District - Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)

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BALOO is the Cub Scout leader training required for any Cub Scout den or pack outdoor event, including pack camping overnighters and Webelos den overnighters.  The skills taught are based on the outdoor skills found in The Cub Scout Leader Book and focuses on skills that build confidence and competence in leaders conducting outdoor camping experiences.

Friday 5:30 p.m., May 10 to Saturday 5:00 p.m. May 11


American Legion Annex
1204 American Legion Rd.
Fredericksburg, VA  22405

Friday, May 10 – Registration and check-in

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. - Registration/Gathering Time (Assigned Campsite/Setup Tent)
6:30 p.m. - Course Starts (Camping Overnight Required)

Saturday,May 11 – Training all day

7:30 a.m. – Breakfast
5:00 p.m. – Course Over (Breakdown Campsite/Depart)

Cost: The registration fee is $40 and covers camping fees, training materials, insurance, and food.    Participants will be formed into patrols on site.  Overnight camping is part of the instruction and course.  Participants MUST attend the entire course to successfully complete the training. 

Meals:  The following meals will be provided as part of this course:  Saturday:  Breakfast and Lunch.

There will be snacks provided during the day on Saturday.  Please either eat dinner before you arrive or bring dinner with you on Friday evening. There will only be a Cracker Barrel (snacks provided) after campfire on Friday evening.  Please notify me at of any special dietary restrictions.

Online Registration and Payment: Register and pay online via credit or debit card at the right side of this page.
Class size: Minimum 25 - Maximum 35 participates.

Pre-registration:  Is required via online with payment by April 22, 2024.  Registration may close early if Max participation is reached before this date.

Course Director: Sharon Patrick,

Please Note:  The BALOO Course and has an overnighter requirement and an online component which needs to be completed before you take this hands-on portion of the course.  This course is required for leaders who haven’t taken the former BALOO course to include Webelos Leaders (in order to take their den’s camping).  More information will be provided once you have registered for the course.

Handouts:  Will be provided for all leaders participating in this course.

Suggested Packing List: Tent, Ground Cloth, Lantern/Flashlight, Sleeping bag, Sturdy Shoes, Change of Clothes, Rain Gear and Coat/Jacket/Hat/Gloves (if needed), Camp Chair.

NCAC Cancellation Policy:  There are no refunds for this event and the fees cannot be credited toward another event, unless canceled due to state or BSA restrictions.

When & Where
American Legion Annex
Friday 05-10-2024 5:30 PM ET to
Saturday 05-11-2024 5:00 PM ET Past
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