Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) 4/20-4-21

DATE CHANGE. Due to weather concerns, this training event has been moved
FROM 4/13-4/14
TO 4/20-4/21.
Outside of date changes, all information is the same.




Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) is the Cub Scout Leader training required for any Cub Scout den or pack outdoor event, including pack camping, overnighter and Webelos den overnighters.  It is comprised of two components – an online component* and a practical hands-on component.  Both components must be completed to become BALOO trained.


When: Saturday, April 20 at 8:00 AM to Sunday, April 21, 2024 at 11:00 AM

Where: Camp Verdugo Oaks, 38001 Golden State Hwy, Castaic, CA

Cost: $40 for lunch, dinner and breakfast, facility fees, and handout materials


BALOO Trained Leaders will be able to:

  • Explain the focus of the Cub Scout camping program
  • Demonstrate the skills necessary to plan and carry out a successful Camping activity
  • Describe the resources available to carry out this activity
  • Discuss the requirements for a Successful Activity


*For the 35-minute online component, log into and click on the Learn Center.  BALOO is at the bottom under “Expanded Learning.”  Please complete this before the weekend course.




BALOO participants are generally Cub Scout leaders, but sometimes they’re parents who may not already be part of a pack leadership team. This position is similar to the person in charge of the Pinewood Derby, the Blue & Gold dinner, or other special pack activity. S/he may or may not have already completed Cub Scout Leader Basic Training.



Because we must buy provisions, we ask you to sign up early — the deadline is Wednesday, April 17th at 11:59 PM. Sign up early to make sure you have a seat! And bring a friend – your job will be easier if you have some help right from the start.



More information can be found on the BALOO Course Flier below.

For any questions about the course content, special dietary needs, physical restrictions, time constraints, and other non-registration questions, please contact Pierre Landry (323-717-6015 cell, or


Registration closes 11:59 PM April 17th or when capacity for this event is reached.

  • Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)
    April 20, 2024 to April 21

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File Name Description
Annual Health & Medical Record Forms - A, B1, B2 REQUIRED FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS and ACCOMPANYING ATTENDEES: Fillable form for this event. Download
VHC BALOO Flier, 4/20/24-4/21/24 Detailed information for your BALOO course. Share with others in Pack leadership! Download