BALOO Training


Oct 14, 2022 7:00 pm to Oct 15, 2022 5:00 pm



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


BALOO Training, Fall 2022

(Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation)

WHEN:  Friday, October 14th & Saturday, October 15th, 2022

WHERE:  Raven Knob Scout Reservation –Wyatt Earp Campsite / Davy Crockett Campsite, 365 Raven Knob Road, Mount Airy, NC 27030

TIME:  7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, October 14th & 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, October 15th (plan to camp with us overnight)

What is B.A.L.O.O.?   (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation)

B.A.L.O.O. is designed for any Cub Leader in charge of Pack camping. Whether you’re an experienced camper or an outdoor novice --- B.A.L.O.O. 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!

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

Cost:  $20.00 per participant


Everyone must pre-register online. We will not be accepting “walk-ons”. Please register for this training by Friday, October 7, 2022.  Form to register on the right side of this web page.


Prior to taking this practical component of the training, you must have completed the online component. The “BALOO Prerequisite Training V2” is available through the BSA Learn Center.

(1) Log onto

(2) Select the BSA Learn Center image on the right side of the page.

(3) Click on “Catalog” link at the top of the page.

(4) In the search field just below the page image, enter “BALOO”.

(5) Click on “Visit” at the bottom of the image in the displayed results.


(6) Watch each of the 4 modules by clicking “Start” on each one.

NOTE: Participants need to bring a completed BSA Annual Health and Medical Record | Parts A & B

The form can be accessed and downloaded here:

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!

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


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BALOO Fall 2022 Flyer Download