Michigan Crossroads Council - BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation) (Camp Agawam)

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BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation) (Camp Agawam)

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Pre-registration is required by Wednesday, May 3, 2023.  No walk-ins will be accepted!

This overnight training introduces parents and leaders to the skills needed to plan and conduct outdoor Pack activities, particularly camping. 

Ask a youth why they want to be a Cub Scout, and nine times out of ten they'll answer "to go camping." Cub Scouting has designed Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) training, so youth, along with their parents or another adult, can participate in a successful overnight camping experience.

Participants who complete this training course will:

  • Understand the focus of the Cub Scout level of the BSA outdoor program.
  • Gain the skills needed to plan and carry out a successful Cub Scout-level overnight activity.
  • Learn more about the resources available from the BSA for carrying out this activity.

All Packs are required to have at least one BALOO trained adult on every Cub Scout den or pack overnight outdoor event - including Pack Camping and Webelos Den overnighter.

You will need to bring your own personal and sleeping gear.  Prepare for any type of weather as you will be outdoors much of the time.   Please download the attached flyer which includes a gear list.


As of May 2017, BALOO training is now comprised of two components - an online component, and a practical, hands-on component. Both components must be completed to qualify as a "Trained" Cub Scout outdoor leader, and to receive the BALOO recognition patch. The practical component is now an overnighter.

The online component contains introductory and basic information, and must be completed prior to the practical component.  The online portion of BALOO is available on the BSA Learning Center by logging into My.Scouting.org. Go to the Course Catalog to add it to your Learning Plan.

When & Where
Camp Agawam
Saturday 05-06-2023 7:30 AM ET to
Sunday 05-07-2023 12:00 PM ET Past
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