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Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) - Powhatan

Event Details

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)

Fall 2021


Date: October 16, 8 AM – October 17, 11 AM

Location: Lake Fairfax Park, Reston, Group Sites FG-12, FG-13, FG-14

Registration Fee: $50, pay on-line.  Fee includes Saturday lunch and dinner and Sunday breakfast.

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

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.


A prerequisite is completion of on-line BALOO Introduction (all eight modules).  Log on at, go to the training center.  Please bring your certificate of completion to the site or e-mail it to the director, see below.  Completion of both BALOO Introduction 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.

In addition to the certificate of completion for BALOO Introduction, we request completion certificates for youth protection training, Cub Scout Leader-Specific Training (if completed), and on-line hazardous weather training (SCO_800, if completed).  This information will help us gauge your training level and experience as a group.

We will also require submission of Parts A/B of the Annual Medical Health Record,  We will maintain a hard copy of your medical form on site as a precaution in the even 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.

The completion certificates and the medical form will be requested by the director following your registration and prior to the on-site BALOO event.

Covid Safety

The BALOO on-site event will be held in compliance with Commonwealth of Virginia and Fairfax County Covid safety restrictions, and BSA Covid safety restrictions, applicable at the time of the event.  These restrictions may include the wearing of masks, social distancing, subdivision of the group into cohorts, use of sanitizer, food service practices, and sanitation practices.  Registrants may be required to complete a pre-screening form on-site, and registrant temperature may be taken, at check-in.

Course Director

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




When & Where
Lake Fairfax Park
Saturday 10-16-2021 8:00 AM ET to
Sunday 10-17-2021 11:00 AM ET Past
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