BALOO Training

WHAT? Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) is a two-day training event that introduces leaders to the skills needed to plan and conduct pack outdoor activities. Participants who complete this training course will: understand the focus of the Cub Scout outdoor program, gain the skills needed to plan and carry out a successful overnight activity, and learn more about the resources available from the BSA and others, for carrying out this activity. You will learn the proper methods of Pack organization and function.

Before This Training: You must complete the online Baloo Prerequisite. The Baloo course takes about an hour and a half. You can complete (online) as you have time. It will remember where you left off. Please bring proof of completion to the training course.

WHEN? April 20-21, 2024

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? (Includes course materials and meals.)

$40 before April 12, 2024

$50 after April 12, 2024 (registration closes on April 15, 2024 at 11:59 pm)

WHERE? Camp Tuscarora (965 Scout Road, Four Oaks, NC)

TIME? Registration starts at 8:00 am and concludes at 11:00 am Sunday

NOTES: For a pack to go camping, at least one leader (two are highly recommended) must be BALOO trained and on-site during the campout.

With questions or for more information, contact: John Stone at


BALOO Training Packing/Gear List


  • Completed Heath and Medical History Forms  
  • Proof of BALOO online component training (Prerequisite for course. Print certificate to bring with you to show at check-in.)
  • Tent
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Sleeping pad or mattress
  • Sturdy shoes
  • Change of Clothes
  • Sleep attire
  • Mess kit
  • Soap, washcloth, towel
  • Sunglasses
  • Camp chair
  • Camera
  • Notebook, pen, pencil
  • Coat jacket, cap, and gloves
  • Cub Scout Six Essentials


    April 20, 2024 to April 21