BALOO - Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation

BALOO stands for Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation. It’s the introductory training Cub Scout leaders should complete before taking Cub Scouts on an overnight camping trip.

Who should take BALOO?
The BSA requires that you have at least one BALOO-trained adult on every Cub Scout den or pack overnight outdoor event. That include pack camping and Webelos den overnighters.

Why should I take BALOO?
You’ll learn how to make camping activities and outings fun. You’ll discover how to keep your Cub Scouts safe and entertained. And you’ll learn how to plan an event that’s rooted firmly in Cub Scouting’s principles.

How do I take BALOO?
BALOO consists of two components: online and hands-on. You’ll need to complete both — in order — to qualify as a “Trained” Cub Scout outdoor leader and receive the BALOO recognition patch.

Online Training
Once you have completed the online training, come back to this page to register for the hands-on portion of the training.

Participants are responsible for breakfast Saturday.  Lunch and dinner Saturday as well as breakfast Sunday are included in training and a part of the training. 

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Baloo 2024 A welcome letter with lots of information. Download