Buffalo Trace Council - 2024 Fall BALOO

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2024 Fall BALOO

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BALOO is a fun, exciting and required training for all those in your Pack who are in charge of conducting a Pack family campout.  It is recommended that each Pack have at least two BALOO trained adults. An online prerequisite class is required to be fully BALOO trained and should be completed before attending the overnight course. Please visit training.scouting.org, you will need to login with your my.scouting credentials.


What is BALOO?

BALOO stands for Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation. It’s designed to introduce Cub Scout leaders to the opportunities for pack overnight camping.

This is an energetic training that will cover everything you need to know to plan and run a pack overnighter. It’s more than just camping—it includes ideas for outdoor activities, games and ceremonies; information on selecting and using camping equipment; how to run a campfire program; and hands-on Cub Scout  & Webelos cooking demonstrations! In short, everything you need to know to make your pack overnighter a fun, successful event!


Why do I need BALOO?

BSA has made a number of changes to the camping policy for Tigers, Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts. Besides participating in council camps (day camp, resident camp), packs may now organize overnight campouts for Cub Scouts and their families. Adults leading a pack overnighter must attend BALOO training.

What to Bring?

Personal Camping Equipment, Scout Field Uniform, Cub Scout/ Webelos Handbook, Notebook, Pencil, Weather Appropriate Clothing, Water Bottle, Cup, Flashlight, Extra Batteries, Sleeping Bag/ Pad/ Blankets, Tent w/Poles/ Stakes/ Ground Cloth, Small Backpack, Rain Gear, Medical Form Parts A&B, Personal Gear, Personal Hygiene Kit, Soap/ Washcloth/ Towel, Shower Shoes, Laundry Bag, and Hand Sanitizer. Optional Gear: Face masks, Watch, Sunglasses, Insect Repellent, Camera, Bible/Prayer Book

When and Where is BALOO?

October 26-27, 2024

Location To Be Determined

Check-in begins at 7:30 AM 

Course ends approximately, Noon on Sunday

All times are on Central Time Zone

Course cost is $40 and includes training materials and meals on Saturday & Sunday

Registration is due October 19, 2024

Financial Assistance Available


When & Where
Eykamp Scout Center
Saturday 10-26-2024 7:30 AM CT to
Sunday 10-27-2024 12:00 PM CT
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