Mar 22, 2024 to Mar 23, 2024



Camp Raven Knob
266 Raven Knob Road
Mount Airy, NC 27030
Location Phone: 3363914874


BALOO Training, Spring 2024

(Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation)

WHEN:  Friday, March 22 & Saturday, March 23, 2024

WHERE:  Raven Knob Scout Reservation –Sitting Bull Campsite, 365 Raven Knob Road, Mount Airy, NC 27030

TIME:  5:30 pm – 10:00 pm, March 22 & 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, March 23 (plan to camp with us overnight)

Meals: Friday Cracker Barrel and Saturday Meals Provided.  There will be snacks but you may bring your own personal snacks, Soda, etc.

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:  $25.00 per participant


Everyone must pre-register online.The registration is open through 3/20/24


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

5:30 -7:00 pm (Friday) Check-in Day 1 This is an Adirondack Site. You may use an adirondack or pitch your own tent. The course meets Rain or Shine

7pm course begins

8:00 am (Saturday) 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


  • Recommended equipment list:
  • Scout uniform
  • Clothing for Weather
  • Rain Gear
  • Personal First Aid Kit
  • Flashlight
  • Matches and fire starters
  • Pocket knife
  • Compass
  • Two-man tent
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping Pad
  • Ground cloth
  • Scouts BSA Handbook
  • Notebook
  • Pen/pencil
  • Plate with utensils
  • Water bottle
  • Personal Camping Items

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 or Chris Lawson at

File Name Description
BALOO Guide Download