Jackson County Spring Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation
Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation
Who should take this training?
Packs are required to have at least one registered Cub Scout leader who has completed BALOO training on every Pack or Den overnight activity. This training is open to all registered Cub Scout Leaders. Den Leaders should all complete BALOO to ensure they can offer a robust outdoor experience to their dens in preparation for Scouts BSA program. We strongly encourage Bear den leaders to complete BALOO during their Bear year so they can offer camping activities as soon as their dens become Webelos.
Why should I take this training?
Many Cub Scouts want to do stuff outdoors, including camping. It's probably why they joined in the first place! In order for your den or your entire Cub Scout Pack to have an outdoor activity or go camping, you must have at least one adult leader who has completed the Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (also referred to as BALOO) training course.
What does this training entail?
BALOO Training is made up of two parts: an online course available on My.Scouting.org and an in-person, hands-on course. You must complete both parts to qualify as a trained outdoor Cub Scout leader. The hands-on course involves learning about:
- Overnight camping*
- First aid
- Campfire building
- and much, much more.
*Prepare to actually camp overnight (after all, that's the focus of this course - camping!)
Jackson County BALOO Information
February 24th - February 25th
Start time: 7:00 AM
Participants may arrive Thursday, February 23rd for convenience and to avoid early morning travel for the course. Camping will be available: arrive between 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM.
$15 per BALOO staff member (staff who stay overnight are asked to contribute $15 to help cover the cost of food)