Rainbow Council - 2022 BALOO: Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation Pt. 2

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2022 BALOO: Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation Pt. 2

Event Details

BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation) is a 1.5 day introduction to the Cub Scout outdoor program for units interested in offering a camping component to their Pack activities.  This training consists of an online prerequisite component, plus an in-person overnight camping experience that provides hand-on practical skills.  BSA’s Cub Scout level camping policies are taught along with the discovery of the necessary tools to help units conduct a successful camping experience.  If you plan to take your cub pack on an overnighter, at least one leader on the outing needs to have completed this course.

BALOO training includes an introduction to outdoor camping skills as well as important BSA rules and policies to be followed on any Cub Scout campout.

Come spend some time at camp filled with Fellowship and an opportunity to sharpen your scouting skills. This class covers all the information needed to plan and execute a pack overnight. Learn about basic skills, proper planning, scheduling, program suggestions, camp cooking with different types of equipment, and lots more! Speak with fellow scouters and get ideas for future outings, ask questions, and share your experiences with others. Don't forget.... every pack needs a BALOO trained leader. One is good but TWO is even better!


The training will take place at Rainbow Council Scout Reservation, 2600 N. Winterbottom Road, Morris, IL.

Both sessions start at 8:00 AM on Saturday morning and ending by 12:00 PM on Sunday afternoon. Meals from Saturday Lunch through Sunday Breakfast are included.


    Spring Session  Fall Sessions
When:   April 23rd - April 24th  October 1st - October 2nd
Costs: Early  $35 Until April 2nd Until September 10th
Regular: $40 April 3rd - April 15th September 11th - September 23rd
Late: $45 April 16th - April 18th September 23rd - September 26th
Registration closes:   Apri 18th @ 5pm September 26th @ 5pm

Class size : Minimum of 6  / Maximum of 32

Please note, you must complete an online portion prior to the weekend.  You can find the course by following these steps.

  1. Log into my.scouting.org
  2. Navigate to My Training.
  3. Under Training by Program - Pick Cub Scouts
  4. At the top of the new window (https://training.scouting.org/programs/1)  click on Catalog
  5. Below the header graphic, search for "Baloo"
  6. The course should be displayed and you can enroll.



When & Where
BALOO - Spring Session
RSR Rainbow Scout Reservation
Saturday 04-23-2022 7:00 AM CT to
Sunday 04-24-2022 12:00 PM CT Past
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BALOO - Fall Session
RSR Rainbow Scout Reservation
Saturday 10-01-2022 7:00 AM CT to
Sunday 10-02-2022 12:00 PM CT Past
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