Who should attend BALOO?
BALOO is for Cub Scout leaders working with a Cub Scout pack that wants to camp. Any adult registered with the pack can complete the training and serve as a BALOO trained leader for any pack, but Cubmasters and Den Leaders will find the training especially helpful for their work with Scouts. BALOO training never expires and does not need to be renewed.
When is BALOO Offered?
Courses are offered in the spring and fall, with a winter course planned for 2023 as well. Locations rotate between Stearns Scout Camp, Fred C. Andersen Scout Camp, Phillippo Scout Camp, and Rum River Scout Camp to make the course accessible to as many people across the council as possible. The course is composed of BSA national online prerequisite materials completed before the in person meetings, a short online Zoom session with your campmates to cover some of the talking portions prior to camp (freeing up camp time for skills sessions), and a 24 hour camping trip including an overnight stay.