Alpine District

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)

Date: June 10, 2017
Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Reed's home, 21317 SE 30th St, Sammamish WA 98075
(must approach from the north via 212th Ave SE, because 212th Way SE (snake hill) is closed)
Cost: $15

This one day course is designed as an introduction to the Cub Scout outdoor program for those leaders who are interested in adding a camping component to their Pack activities. BALOO is an instructor-led course which is conducted at the Council level. BSA's Cub Scout level camping policies will be taught along with the necessary tools to help units carry out a successful camping experience.

Completion of this course is mandatory for at least one adult on a Pack overnighter.

Topics for this training include: planning large scale campouts, health and safety rules and requirements, group management and organization, first aid, multi-age activities, camp cooking and cleaning, medical forms, gear needed, trip plan and emergency plans, campfire entertainment, ideas for activities and locations, books and other resources. 


Fees are applied to printing costs and the purchase of food for the day.
Parking is a bit limited, so please carpool if you can.
Dress for the weather, we will be outside the whole day.  There is shelter, but bring raingear and a bit of warm clothing.
Registration will be limited to 18 and will end on Thursday night.

Please read the following and then let me know

  1. Will you be attending?
  2. Do you have any food restrictions?
  3. Do you have any questions?

Here is the agenda for the day:  BALOO Training Topics

Welcome – Overview of day and introductions
Cub Camping – Why is it important?
What could possibly go wrong?
            Discussion of risks and responsibilities
Planning Overview–How to plan a successful large group camping experience
                        Rules and recommendations
                        Health and Safety
                        No Surprises Plan
            Planning the event - steps
            Program – what to do during the event
Camping skills and equipment
            What is needed to be comfortable and safe
Working Lunch –
            Cooking for large groups
            Cooking as a den
            Cooking methods
            Sanitation and food safety
First Aid
Nature hikes and games


Contact Julie Reed for more information.