Pacific Harbors Council - BALOO Training - Fall 2024

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BALOO Training - Fall 2024

Event Details

Cub Scout Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) Training

What Is It?
A 1-1/2 day overnight campout full of fun and learning to prepare Pack leaders to plan and carry out Cub-appropriate outdoor experiences. Food provided.

Why Should I Attend?

The BALOO training sessions include hands-on demonstrations of the why and how of Cub Scout camping - planning, equipment, fire safety, stoves and lanterns, first aid and sanitation, nature hikes and games, meal preparation, overnight campsite selection and setup, and an evening campfire program. AT LEAST ONE BALOO-TRAINED LEADER IS A REQUIREMENT FOR ANY PACK OVERNIGHT EVENT.

When: Friday - Saturday, September 6-7, 2024
            Check-in: 5:30p.m. - 7:00p.m.Friday
            Check-out: 4:00 p.m. Saturday

Where: Camp Thunderbird
             11740 Summit Lake Rd NW
             Olympia, WA 98502

How to prepare

Take the Online component before attending: The online portion of BALOO is available 24/7 at your on the BSA Learn Center. It contains introductory and basic information that will be built upon during the practical training. This training can be done through your training account.

Need directions?  Once logged on to your, go to: My Dashboard; then My Training; then Training Center; then Expanded Learning (includes Hazardous Weather); then BALOO. Please complete all the BALOO Prerequisite Training modules prior to your arrival at camp.

Things to bring:

Your camping gear, including eating utensils
Your online prerequiste training certificate
Your BSA Annual Health and Medical Form, Parts A and B only. 

Pacific Harbors Council - Cancellation Policy

All cancellations and/or refund requests for activities should be submitted in writing to the Creighton Scout Service Center at 4802 South 19th St., Tacoma, WA 98405, or emailed to within 72 hours after the event.  The council is the final decision authority for all refunds.  

Refunds are based on the date the written request is received at the Creighton Scout Service Center.

Questions? Contact the BALOO Course Director - TJ Williams at; or

Please note, due to meal planning, NO WALK-INS will be accepted.

When & Where
Camp Thunderbird
Friday 09-06-2024 5:30 PM PT to
Saturday 09-07-2024 4:00 PM PT
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