Old North State Council - Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) 2024

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Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) 2024

Event Details

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation




Dates: Choose 1

Option Date Registration Deadline Location
1 Apr 19-20 Tuesday, April 16 at 11:59 pm

Hagan Sea Base

781 Scout Road


2 Sep 27-28

Tuesday, Sep 24 at 11:59 pm


Hagan Sea Base

781 Scout Road



Cost: $40

A BALOO-trained leader is required for every pack camping event.

BALOO is divided into two parts:

  • Part 1: An online module that must be completed prior to arriving at camp.
  • Part 2: Instructor-led that occurs face-to-face at camp.

​Part 1: Online Pre-requisite Portion

​Part 2: Instructor-Led Portion

  • The instructor-led portion of BALOO is a one-and-a-half-day course designed as an introduction to the Cub Scout outdoor program combining both indoor classroom work with some hands-on outdoor program ideas.
  • The purpose is to introduce Cub Scout leaders to pack overnight camping as well as Webelos leaders to den campouts by providing fun ways to inspire positive experiences for all in the pack.
  • The camp gates will open at 5:30 pm to allow participants time to set up their tent during daylight. The opening ceremony will begin at 6:30 pm.
  • Please eat before coming as dinner is not provided; however, we will have a late cracker barrel (snacks).
  • A list of suggested equipment is provided below.  
  • Uniform for the day is Field Uniform/Class A.
  • Cost covers Friday night cracker barrel, Saturday breakfast and lunch, handouts, use of the camp, snacks, training cards, program materials, and registration.
  • Please indicate your dietary needs on the registration page. People with dietary needs may want to bring a few snacks to supplement their meals to ensure their dietary needs are met.

Required Forms:

​Packing List:

Tent, ground cloth, tarp (No hammocks)

• Sleeping bag

• Sleeping pad or mattress

• Sturdy shoes – no open-toe shoes

• Change of clothes

• Sleeping attire

• Mess kit (plate, cup, eating utensils)

• Soap, washcloth, towel

• Sunglasses

• Camp chair

• Camera

• Notebook, pen, pencil

• Coat jacket, cap, and gloves

• Cub Scout Six Essentials

  1. Filled water bottle
  2. First-aid kit                                                                
  3. Flashlight
  4. Trail food
  5. Sun Protection (SPF 15 or greater)
  6. Whistle

In a day pack, include your Cub Scout Six Essentials plus rain gear, notebook, pen, pencil, and mess kit.

 If using C-Pap you will need to bring a 100ft electric cord.

Direct Questions To:

  • BALOO Course Director Crystal Kessler at cabusick@gmail.com
  • BALOO Staff Adviser Ann Jones at ann.jones@scouting.org.
  • Training Staff Adviser Bud Harrelson at bud.harrelson@scouting.org
When & Where
April 2024
Hagan Sea Base
Friday 04-19-2024 5:30 PM ET to
Saturday 04-20-2024 6:00 PM ET Past
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