Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)

Cub Scout Leaders and Parents, learn how to effectively prepare and run fun-filled overnight and outdoor adventures that meet Youth Protection Guidelines and teach Cubs how much fun they can have in the great outdoors. Hands-on sessions include Outdoor Program Planning, Health and Safety, Nature Hikes, Camping Gear Basics, Games, and Cub Scout Cooking.

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) is offered by the Seneca Waterways Council twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall.

At least one leader is required to be BALOO trained when a Pack holds a Pack camping trip.

Besides being required for a Pack to camp, BALOO is a fun, educational and useful training for keeping Scouts and their families safe when camping.

BALOO is a hybrid course where an online training component should be completed prior to attending the in person course. A copy of the online training certificate should be brought to the in person course in order to be recorded as trained.

The pre-course training can be found through the website in the learning center. For a quick walkthrough on how to access the course, a short video has been created and can be viewed at this link:

Questions about the functionality of the website should be directed to the BSA National Help desk by calling 855-707-2644, we are not able to support technical questions locally.   

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  • BALOO - Fall 2017
    November 11, 2017

  • BALOO - Spring 2018
    April 07, 2018

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  • BALOO - Fall 2018
    November 10, 2018

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2018 - BALOO Course - Fall.pdf Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation is a required training for a Pack to take their Scouts out camping. This fun one day program will help you provide a great outdoor program for your Pack. Download