Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) 11/5-11/6


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, November 5 at 8 AM to Sunday, November 6, 2022 at 11 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 5 PM Thursday, November 3rd. 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) 255-0354 cell;



VHC COVID-19 Protocols for In-Person Activities and Meetings

Please review the update here. The VHC COVID-19 Protocols for In-Person Activities and Meetings is subject to change at any time, in accordance with the CDC, State of California and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health requirements.

All registrants are required to bring the Annual Health & Medical Record Forms and the CVO COVID Screening Form, completed in full. See below.

Registration closes at 5 p.m. November 3rd or when capacity for this event is reached.

  • BALOO, 11/5/22-11/6/22
    November 05, 2022 to November 06

    Register Today
File Name Description
Annual Health & Medical Record Forms - A, B1, B2, Training Fillable form required for this event. Download
BALOO Course Flyer, 11/5/22-11/6/22 Detailed information for your BALOO course. Share with others in Pack leadership! Download
COVID-19 Screening Form for CVO - Unit REQUIRED form for all programs that meet at Camp Verdugo Oaks. Download