Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)

About Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)

This one-and-a-half day course is designed as an introduction to the Cub Scout outdoor program for leaders interested in adding a camping component to their Pack activities. BALOO training consists of an online pre-requisite component in addition to an overnight hands on practical. BSA’s Cub Scout level camping policies will be taught along with the discovery of the necessary tools to help units carry our a successful camping experience. Completion of this course is mandatory for a MINIMUM OF ONE adult on a Pack overnighter.

BALOO consists of two components: You’ll need to complete both to qualify as a “Trained” Cub Scout outdoor leader and receive the BALOO recognition patch.

Online component: (MUST DO FIRST) The online portion of BALOO is available 24/7 on the BSA Learn Center. Just log in to to begin.

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