BALOO Training


Oct 4, 2019 7:00 pm to Oct 5, 2019 5:00 pm



Raven Knob Scout Reservation
266 Raven Knob Rd
Mount Airy, NC 27030
Location Phone: (336) 352-4307


Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)

What is BALOO?   (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation)

BALOO is designed for any Cub Leader in charge of Pack camping. Whether you’re an experienced camper or an outdoor novice --- BALOO has something to offer you to help you plan a safe, age-appropriate camping experience for the Cub Scout and their family members, in your pack!

BSA Policy

BALOO training is required for at least one registered Cub Scout leader if your pack goes on a campout.

Cost= $15.00


Everyone must pre-register online. We will not be accepting “walk-ons”. Please pre-register for this training by SEPTEMBER 27th. SEE BELOW FOR REGISTRATION FORM


Prior to taking this practical component of the training, you must have completed the online component. The online portion is available through the BSA Learn Center. Log onto and select the BSA Learn Center image on the right side of the home page. Near the bottom portion of that page, under “Expanded Learning”, choose BALOO Then choose the “BALOO Prerequisite Training”. This step will open a page where there are 8 mini-module videos for you to view and complete. 

Schedule for Check-in

7:00 pm (Friday)         Check-in Day 1

8:00 am (Saturday)     Check-in Day 2

5:00 pm (Saturday)     Closing


Agenda Topics

  • Health & Safety
  • Cub Scouts & GPS
  • Aquatics
  • Gear Selection
  • Nature & Hiking
  • Campfire Planning
  • Outdoor Ethics
  • Cooking & Sanitation
  • First Aid
  • Practical Knife Safety for Cub Scouts
  • Campsite Selection
  • Duty to God
  • Stoves, Lanterns & Fire Safety
  • Basic Knots for Cub Scouts


This training is more than just camping, it includes ideas for outdoor activities, games and ceremonies; information on selecting and using camping equipment; how to run a campfire program; and Cub Scout cooking demonstrations! In short, everything you need to know to make your pack overnighter a fun, successful event!

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For more information contact Steven Shafer at or call 336-409-1378.

How to get to "BALOO Prerequisite Training"

How to get to "BALOO Prerequisite Training"

Position Name Telephone
Course Leader Steven Shafer (336) 409-1378 Email