BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation) for Cub Leaders – Sept 12 – 13th

BALOO training is adult Cub Scout leader training for leading pack camping trips. All Cub Scout packs must have at least one BALOO trained leader on pack camping trips. Having two trained leaders gives you backup coverage in case of unexpected illness or schedule changes. Sign up for BALOO training with a friend and let us help you get your pack get ready for camping season!

Why should Cub leaders be BALOO trained?

  • One BALOO trained leader is required on all Cub Scout camping trips.
  • BALOO training ensures your camping outings are covered under BSA insurance.
  • BALOO trained Webelos den leaders can take their den camping on its own without the pack
  • Training gives you resources for creating a fun camping program and saving money!
BALOO Registration

BALOO is a two part course. An online prerequisite course covers most of the classroom material with basic information on the Cub Scout outdoor program goals and administration. This should be completed before the in-person training event, which is an overnight camping trip. This covers safety and practical event and meal planning, then moves on to focus on hands-on skill building in a series of round robins. You’ll play games, sing songs, and try your hand at traditional scouting skills such as knots, map and compass, first aid, hiking, campfires, and more with instructors who have a passion for their subjects. Along the way, you will connect with other Cub Scout leaders and share wisdom, laughter, and a (hopefully) beautiful 24 hours in the woods.

Where: Phillippo Scout Reservation, Cannon Falls, MN

Bring: Your own tent, sleeping bag, camp chair, personal items, appropriate clothing for the weather, water bottle, notebook, pen, day pack.  Meals are provided from lunch Saturday through breakfast Sunday. Please indicate food allergies or dietary needs on the Registration form.

Registration: Register online at:

Step 1: Register and pay for the course on this website (course limited to 30 leaders).  You will receive an email with additional information and instructions after you register.

Step 2: Complete the online BALOO modules at in the Training Center.  These need to be completed before the camping weekend.

Step 3: Review your registration materials carefully, including what to bring and when to arrive.  Because you are part of the learning process for all of the participants, make careful note of the required attendance times and plan your schedule, including transportation time to camp.

Questions? Email Rick Mitchell at or text Michele Rutledge at (952) 212-0509.

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