Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation
Saturday, June 1, 2019 - Sunday, June 2, 2019
Cedar Point Scout Camp
$35 per person
BALOO is the best training available for any adult in Cub Scouts - parents or leaders. It's really that simple.
BALOO is the perfect for Webelos Den Leaders, Adults new to Scouting, Adults who want to help but aren't sure how, or anyone who wants to build their confidence in the outdoors.
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.
Some of the topics covered during BALOO include:
- Aquatics and Cub Scouts
- Basic Knots
- Campfire Program
- Campout Planning
- Campsite Selection
- Cooking and Sanitation
- Duty to God
- First Aid
- Gear Selection
- GPS with Cub Scouts
- Health and Safety
- Knife Safety
- Large Group Games
- Nature and Hiking
- Outdoor Ceremonies
- Outdoor Ethics
- Stoves, Lanterns & Fires
NICE TO KNOW: Updated April 18, 2019
Update to Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)
BALOO’s online modules have been updated! As part of a two-part blended learning format, these online modules are the first step to become BALOO trained. The online training modules contain introductory and basic information that will be built upon during the practical training that is completed during an in-person, council-instructed course. The in-person syllabus is facilitated by the council training committee.
The online component must be completed prior to the practical component. The newly updated BALOO online training modules are now available at my.scouting.org in the BSA Learning Center.
The practical component of BALOO is an overnight training scheduled for Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Cedar Point Scout Camp located near Fairmont, MN. Check in begins at 8 a.m. with the course beginning promptly at 9 a.m. Saturday lunch and dinner, breakfast on Sunday and treats will be provided. You will be on your way home by 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 2, 2019.
Participants should plan to camp for the weekend. Please provide your own tent, cot, sleeping gear and personal items. If you do not have these items please contact Chris Scherer.
Registration is open until May 25, 2019. After this date you may still attend but must register through Chris Scherer.