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Baloo Training

Event Details

Introduction to Camping
Saturday, May 22 - Sunday, May 23, 2021
Cedar Point Scout Camp
$35 per person

This training is the best training available for Cub Scout parents or leaders!  It is perfect for adults new to Scouting, adults new to camping with Cub Scouts, or anyone who wants to build their confidence in the outdoors.

Introduction to Camping (Baloo)  will help you gain the skills needed to confidently venture into the great outdoors with your Cub Scout(s). Camping is the “outing” in Scouting so learn the skills needed to hold an awesome campout or outdoor adventure.  It will also give you knowledge to help your own family choose camping gear, learn outdoor helpful hints and make family camping a breeze!

The course has an online and an in person component.  The online component must be completed prior to the in person component.  The online training modules are now available at in the BSA Learning Center.

The in person portion of the course is an overnight training scheduled for Saturday, May 22, 2021 through Sunday, May 23, 2021, at Cedar Point Scout Camp located near Fairmont, MN.  Check in begins at 8am with the course beginning promptly at 9am.  Saturday lunch and dinner, and breakfast on Sunday will be provided.  You will be on your way home by 1pm on Sunday.

Registration is open until Tuesday, May 18, 2021.  After this date you may still attend but must register through Alex Osterberg.

What you will learn:

  • How to have a campfire
    • Building a fire
    • Campfire program
  • Basic campfire cooking
    • Meal planning
    • Sanitation
  • Aquatics
    • Games and program
    • Water safety for Cub Scouts
  • Basic Knots
  • First Aid
    • What to bring in a First Aid kit
  • Knife Safety for Cub Scouts
  • Outdoor Programs
    • Leading nature hikes
  • Camping gear
    • What to pack for Cub Scouts
  • Group Games
  • Duty to God
    • Ideas for teaching the Scout Law:  A Scout is Reverent
    • Inter-faith worship
  • Using GPS
    • Teaching Cub Scout geocashing

What to Bring:

  • Face Mask
  • Tent
    • Can be provided by request
  • Bedding
    • Sleeping bag or blanket
    • Pillow
  • Toiletries
  • Weather appropriate clothing
    • Sturdy shoes
    • Jacket or raincoat
  • Water Bottle
  • Eating Kit
    • Silverware
    • Cup
    • Plate
  • Camping Chair (optional)
  • Notebook & Pen
  • Flashlight

Registration is open until Tuesday, May 18, 2021.  After this date you may still attend but must register through Alex Osterberg. 


When & Where
Cedar Point Scout Camp
Saturday 05-22-2021 8:00 AM CT to
Sunday 05-23-2021 1:00 PM CT
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