Training: BALOO

BALOO: Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation

BALOO training is comprised of two components - an online component, and a practical, hands-on component. Both components must be completed to qualify as a "trained" Cub Scout outdoor leader. The online component is available through theBSA LearnCenter at and must be completed before the practical component -  Please bring your certificate.

This 1 1/2 day training is required for any Cub Scout Den or Pack outdoor activity, including Pack camping overnighters and Webelos Den overnighters. 

Do I need BALOO Training?  

According to BSA guidelines:” At least one adult on a Den or Pack overnighter must have completed Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation to properly understand the importance of program intent, youth protection guidelines, health and safety, site selection, age-appropriate activities, and sufficient adult participation.”