BALOO Training

March 12, 2009


Attention Cub Scout Pack and Den leaders!  Are you trained so you can take your Cub Scouts camping?  If not, here is your chance to take the Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO).  This training is open to all Cub Scout leaders and interested Scouters. 


After a leader (or leaders) in your Pack receives this training, your Pack can go camping under their supervision.  BALOO will train Cub Scout leaders on the basics of Cub Scout Camping.  You will receive the knowledge and confidence in planning an enjoyable Pack campout.


The BALOO training will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2009 at Lewis & Clark Scout Camp, near Tabor, SD. 


Registration begins at 8:30 AM and BALOO begins at 9:00 AM. Training will be completed by 5:00 PM.  The training fee is $5.00 per participant. 


Topics Covered:

  1. AIMS and Purposes
  2. Planning
  3. Equipment
  4. Campfire Program
  5. Health and Safety
  6. Program
  7. Cub Scout Cooking
  8. First Aid and Sanitation  
  9. Nature Hikes and Games
  10. Stoves, Lanterns and Fire Safety

(Reposted from Sioux Council website.)



I would be tempted to re-take BALOO cub camping training just to spend an extra weekend at Lewis & Clark Scout Reservation on the beautiful banks of the mighty Missouri River.  Looks like Sioux Council is also offering BALOO at the Girl Scout Camp near Huron, SD, same weekend.  I took the course at the much-less-scenic Scout house in Marshall, Minnesota, a couple years ago so I could take my Webelos Den camping.  We had great hands-on training that was also a good introduction to Oudoor Leader Training for Troop leaders.



2 Responses to “BALOO Training”

  1. JC Says:

    Info from KISMIF:

    Until now, the two components of Basic Leader Training for Cub Scout leaders have been New Leader Essentials (an overview of the scouting program for all new Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Venture leaders) and Cub Scout Leader Specific Training.

    New Leader Essentials has now been replaced by “This Is Scouting.” This new orientation course is available in the BSA Online Learning Center.

  2. JC Says:

    From Sioux Council Newsfeed:
    Due to the weather forecast for this weekend the BALOO and Outdoor Leader Skills training set for April 3-4, 2009 has been cancelled. Click for more details.

    Those of you who were going to attend the ODLS training keep in mind there is another training being held at Shetek on April 17-18, 2009. The training will not be rescheduled at Lewis and Clark.

    The BALOO training will be rescheduled. The date has not yet been determined. Please check the website for updates.

    [What’s a little April blizzard to deter Boy Scouts, eh?]

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