BALOO Spring 2024

BALOO Spring 2024
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Last Day To Register
4/30/2024 11:55 PM
10784 Rt. 98 (Camp Scouthaven)
Freedom, NY 14065, US
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Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)

for Cub Scout Leaders

Location: Camp Scouthaven

Starts: Saturday, May 4, 2024, at 8:00 a.m.

Ends: Sunday, May 5, 2024, at 11:00 a.m.

Cost: $35 ($45 after 4/26/24) includes lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday

What to expect:

This one-and-a-half day course is designed as an introduction to the Cub Scout outdoor program for leaders interested in adding outdoor or camping components to their Pack activities. BSA’s Cub Scout-level camping policies will be taught along with the discovery of the necessary tools to help units carry out a successful camping experience. A team of instructors will teach you about a number of subjects, from camping equipment and fun group games to fuel safety and age-appropriate guidelines.

BALOO training also includes an online pre-requisite componentParticipants will be asked to completed this at before the course. After logging in, select the Learn Center and navigate to the BALOO Prerequisite Training modules in the "Expanded Learning" section of the course catalog. These are 4 different modules that take about 35 minutes to complete. You will be asked to provide proof of the online course completions at checkin or before.

Put the "outing" in Scouting! If your Pack does not currently hold Pack-coordinated overnighters, BALOO is for you most of all! Completion of this course is mandatory for a MINIMUM OF ONE adult on a Pack-coordinated overnighter.

The Western New York Scout Council also requires that adults attending any training courses be currently registered with the Boy Scouts of America.

A pre-course email will be sent to you about a week before the course with more details.

Your training involves camping in a tent overnight. Please plan to pack the following for the weekend.

  • Tent & ground cloth
  • Sleeping pad & bag
  • Sturdy shoes
  • Rain gear
  • Mess kit (plate, utensils, cup)
  • Water bottle
  • Camp mug
  • Camp chair
  • Notebook, pen, pencil
  • Coat jacket, cap, and gloves
  • Cub Scout Six Essentials
  • Completed BSA health history form (parts A & B)
  • BALOO online prerequisite completion certificates (4 modules)
  • Current BSA Youth Protection Training certificate

Information or questions? Please contact us with any special dietary, medical or religious needs:

Charlotte Clark, BALOO Cubmaster,

Late fee
After 4/26/2024 a fee of $10.00 will apply.
Cancellation Policy
Individuals/Groups that cancel their event registration 14 days or more prior to the event date will receive a refund of the total registration fee less a 15% administrative service charge. No refunds will be given for cancellations made less than 14 days prior to the event date.