Northern Star Scouting - 2023 Fall BALOO Training

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2023 Fall BALOO Training

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Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation


Who: Cub Scout leaders in charge of the pack's outdoor experiences

What: BALOO training covers topics from health and safety, to the logistics of planning and running a successful camping trip for your pack.  You'll learn about meal preparation, camping, cooking (including hands-on Dutch oven cooking), camping gear selection, water safety, and campfire program planning. You'll also learn group games, skits and songs, and practice traditional Scouting skills like pocketknife use and safety, map and compass, knot tying, hiking, outdoor ethics, and first aid.

When: Saturday, September 30, 2023, 9:00 am to Sunday, October 1, 2023, 11:00 am. The 24 hour course includes an overnight camping experience.

***There will be a Zoom meeting on Wednesday evening, September 27, 2023 from 6:00 PM until 8:15 PM to cover the classroom portion of the BALOO syllabus so we can more effectively social distance at the BALOO event itself. If you cannot make it to this event, please email Rick Mitchell to discuss alternatives.

Where: Rum River Scout Camp, 15659 St. Francis Blvd, Ramsey, MN 55303.

Bring: Your own tent, sleeping bag, camp chair, personal items, appropriate clothing for the weather, water bottle, notebook, pen, day pack.  Food is provided. Indicate food allergies or dietary needs on the Registration form.

Other Information:

  • One BALOO trained leader is required on all Cub Scout camping trips
  • BALOO training allows Webelos den leaders to take their den camping on its own
  • BALOO training ensures your camping outings are covered under BSA insurance
  • Training gives you resources for creating a fun camping program and saving money!

Step 1: Register and pay for the course on this website (course limited to 30 leaders)  You will receive an email with additional information and instructions after you register.

Step 2: Complete the online BALOO modules at in the Training Center

Step 3: Review your registration materials carefully, including what to bring and when to arrive.  Because you are part of the learning process for all of the participants, make careful note of the required attendance times and plan your schedule, including transportation time to camp.

Questions:  Email Rick Mitchell at or text Michele Rutledge at 952-212-0509


When & Where
Rum River Scout Camp
Saturday 09-30-2023 9:00 AM CT to
Sunday 10-01-2023 11:00 AM CT Past
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