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Registration Begins
8/26/2018 8:00 PM
Last Day To Register
9/26/2018 5:00 PM
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Trailhead Park

Friday September 28, 2018 6:00 PM to

Saturday September 29, 2018 7:00 PM


What is BALOO?

BALOO stands for Basic Adult  Leader  Outdoor  Orientation.    It’s designed to introduce Cub Scout leaders to the newly expanded opportunities for Pack overnight camping.  This  is  an  ENERGETIC  TRAINING  session  that  will  cover  everything  you  need  to  know  to  plan  and  run  a  Pack Overnighter.   It’s more than just campingit includes ideas for outdoor activities, games and ceremonies; information on selecting   and   using   camping   equipment;   how   to run   a campfire   program;   an hands-on   Cub   Scout   cooking demonstrations!!  In short, everything you need to know to make your Pack Overnighter a fun, successful event!!


Why do I need to meet BALOO?

BSA  has  made  a number  of changes  to the  camping  policy  for Cub  Scouts  and  Webelos  Scouts.    Besides participating  in Council  Camps  (Day  Camp,  Resident  Camp),  Packs  may  now  organize  overnight  campouts  for  Cub Scouts and their families.  Packs planning on holding any outdoor trips must have at least one Adult Leader who has completed BALOO in attendance.



How do I sign up?

Registration will be online only at the Council website.  (  It’s very important that BALOO receives your registration in advance so he can prepare for everyone involved.   Cost is only $20.00, if you register by September 21st After September 21st, the fee will be $25.  Absolute last day to register is September 26ht.  The price includes cracker barrel, snacks, Saturday lunch, materials and fun with BALOO!  This is an overnight training so please see page 2 for what to bring.  There is a prerequisite training module at that must be completed prior to the training.  Please bring your certificate or email it to Mark Dietrich at


Where is BALOO?

BALOO will be take place at Trailhead Park in Rio Rancho.  Off of NM448 (Corrales Rd.) there is an access road just west of the irrigations ditch.  Follow this dirt road to the end.  This will be Trailhead Park.  Your GPS will likely take you up to the road (Roadrunner Loop NE) in Rivers Edge I.  Please do not park on Roadrunner Loop NE.

Please refer any questions to BALOOs agent, Mark Dietrich at (505) 681 – 8850

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$20.00 per Participant
Late fee
After 9/21/2018 a fee of $5.00 will apply.