National Capital Area Council - Colonial Training: Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)

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Colonial Training: Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)

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Colonial District Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)

Note that there will be no separate classroom session; only the overnight session at Gunston Hall.

Colonial will offer a BALOO training for Cub leaders in November.

WHO:  Cub Scouters, WEBELOS Leaders, and Arrow of Light Leaders who need to complete their program-specific training requirements, as well as those other adult volunteers who want to help with the outdoor program activities and basic advancement skills. Order of preference: Colonial District, Virginia Central, NCAC; request for deviation, contact Dominick Caridi.

WHAT:  Instruction designed to hone outdoor skills will use the Den methods. It will focus on safety & risk, unit structure, event planning, camping, Scout craft skills, Outdoor Ethics, and outdoor cooking. Partially fulfills the training requirements for Cub Scouters, WEBELOS Leaders, and Arrow of Light Leaders positions.

WHEN: Weekend Session starts at 9:00 am, Saturday, Nov 18, and runs through 3:30 pm, Sunday, Nov 19, at Gunston Hall, Lorton VA

COURSE FEE:  $25.00 to cover course costs to be paid at on-line registration

Note there are prerequisites for the BALOO course!

All participants must have current YPT certification.

FOR BALOO Certification:

Complete the Safety Modules:

  • Hazardous Weather
  • Safety Afloat
  • Safe Swim Defense

Complete the BALOO Modules:

  • Introduction to Cub Scout Outdoor Program v2 – 5 mins.
  • Pack Camping Program – 8 mins.
  • Planning Your Event – 5 mins.
  • Planning Your Cub Scout Outdoor Event v2 – 17 mins.

These trainings are all available online at under the "My Training" tab.

Participants must provide documentation of completing the online courses. This can be done by presenting the certificates provided upon course completion OR providing other documentation that you have already completed the courses and hold current certifications.

All participants must complete the BSA-Medical-Form-A&B (no physician’s signature is required). This Medical form should be brought to the campout; do not email. NO PAPERWORK = NO TRAINING

Questions may be directed to the Colonial District Training Chair, Dominick Caridi.

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When & Where
Colonial Fall BALOO Training
Gunston Hall
Saturday 11-18-2023 10:30 AM ET to
Sunday 11-19-2023 3:30 PM ET Past
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