BALOO Battlefield District Training

BALOO Battlefield District Training
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2/20/2018 7:00 AM
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1723 Maidens Road
Maidens, VA 23102, US
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“Because every youth deserves a leader”

BALOO - Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation for Cub Scout leaders and Webelos Den Leaders is an overnight energetic training event that will provide the necessary knowledge and skills for a Pack to be able to go Family Camping or a Webelos Den to go Webelos Den Camping.

It will cover everything you need to know to plan and run an overnighter. BALOO is more than just camping; it includes:

  • Ideas for outdoor activities, games and ceremonies

  • Information on selecting and using camping equipment

  • How to run a campfire program

  • Hands-on Cub Scout cooking demonstrations and much much more.

This training is required for any adult who is in charge of a Pack and/or Webelos Den campout.

Participants attending should dress for the weather, wear comfortable closed toe shoes, NO OPEN TOE SHOES! Bring a water bottle, tent, sleeping bag, personal gear, rain gear, flashlight, paper and pencil and be prepared to learn the basics for Cub Scout Family Camping.

If you have any questions on what to bring or are in the need of a tent please email the district by 5/16/2018 so we can help you have an enjoyable experience.

You MUST bring the following to the training on Friday Evening: (This is your ticket into the training)

1. A current copy of your Youth Protection Certificate. MUST have TAKEN YPT2 (Your completion date must be dated 2/3/2018 or later!)

2. A copy of the online BALOO Training certificate.

3. A copy of your BSA Annual Health and Medical Record, parts A&B with a copy of your insurance card front and back. 

For the medical form please click here.

4.  Two copies of the Scouter Code of Conduct.  Download here:



Prerequisites: Prior to taking the practical component, you must have completed the online component before attending the training weekend practical. Both components, the online and the practical, must be completed in order to fulfill the “BALOO Trained”status. In the event the online component is not completed prior to the practical, the trained status is withheld until both components are successfully completed. The online portion is available through the BSA LearnCenter. Log onto and select the BSA LearnCenter image on the right side of the home page.

Check-in 6:00P.M on Friday, May 18th.  Eat supper before you arrive.

Cost: $20/person 

Location: Camp T. Brady Saunders on the Heart of Virginia Scout Reservation

Park at the Brady Saunders Admin Building and come inside the Admin Building to Check-In

Registration: Registration and payment MUST be completed online. To guarantee a space, registration must be received by Wednesday, May 16, 2018.  A minimum of 5 participants is necessary to hold this course.

For more information, please contact

NOTE: No Walk-ons allowed  

$20.00 per Participant
Cancellation Policy
In the case of death of an immediate family member, sickness or injury, or a military transfer we will refund all monies paid for Scouts and/or leaders of fees paid. The district must be informed 2 weeks before the event of such cancellations. You must notify us by sending an email to The Battlefield District strives to provide the very best programs possible. We enter into obligations with our staff and vendors several months before the event. Cancellations during the week of the event undermine our ability to provide our quality program. Reasons such as vacation schedules, school events, and last minute changes of mind are not acceptable reasons for refunds. Scouters who leave during the event will not receive a refund. Request for refunds received after the event is over will not be honored.

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