Apalachee BALOO Training


Oct 2, 2021 to Oct 3, 2021



3685 Looper Lake Road
Gainesville, GA 30506


Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation

If your Pack or Den plans to camp this year then BALOO is for you! BSA requires that you have at least one BALOO-trained adult on every Cub Scout Pack or Den overnight outdoor event.

BALOO helps prepare leaders for camping activities and outings. You’ll learn how to keep your Cub Scouts safe and entertained and how to plan an event based on Cub Scouting’s principles.

Some of the things you will learn include:
Camp Set-Up, Campfire Techniques, Camp Cooking,
Basic Knots, Basic First Aid, Team-Building, & Outdoor Activities

Cost: $25 - includes meals and program materials

BALOO training has been revamped. It now includes an online portion that MUST be completed prior to the outdoor session for the participant to be considered BALOO trained. Copies of completed certificates must be presented during registration. NO EXCEPTIONS!

The new BALOO is the default outdoor training for all Cub Scout leaders, Tiger through Webelos. 

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation is a training event that introduces parents and leaders to the skills needed to plan, conduct and run a safe and fun Cub Scout campout. 

This training is required for any adult in charge of planning a pack campout, and it is recommended that two adults per pack complete BALOO training. BSA requires a cub scout leader to complete BALOO Training before taking Cub Scouts camping.

BALOO will cover the following areas:

  • Preparations for camping with Cub Scouts
  • Site selection
  • Parent involvement
  • Health and Safety
  • Equipment preparation
  • Meal planning
  • Introduction to Outdoor Skills

This training is REQUIRED for any Pack that wants to go camping outside of a District or Council event. At least ONE BALOO trained adult leader must be present on Pack campouts. However, we recommend that a Pack brings along two BALOO-trained leaders in case one has to leave for an emergency.


  • Fall Family Camping - District, not required
  • Cub Scout Adventure Camp - Council, not required
  • Camping at Unicoi State Park - Pack, BALOO training required

File Name Description
BALOO Gear list Suggested gear list Download