BALOO (Basic Adult Leadership Outdoor Orientation

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11300 W. Huguenot Road
Chesterfield, VA 23113, US
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(Basic Adult Leadership Outdoor Orientation) 


Date:  Saturday, April 7, 2018

Time:  8:30am - 3:30pm

Location: St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 11300 W. Hugueont Road, Midlothian, VA 23113

Cost:  $17.00 (Lunch included)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:   March 31st,  2018

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation is a one-day training event that introduces parents and leaders to the skills needed to plan and conduct pack outdoor activities, particularly pack camping. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE PART OF PACK LEADERSHIP TO ATTEND THIS TRAINING. If you are a cub parent who is new to camping...this is the training for you!!! All pack parents and leaders are encouraged to attend. 

A day of fun and learning prepares pack leaders to plan and carry out "entry-level" outdoor experiences. Ask a boy why he wants to be a Cub Scout, and nine times out of 10 he'll answer "to go camping." Cub Scouting has designed Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) training, so boys, along with their parents or some other adult, can participate in a successful overnight camping experience.
A pack camp-out, at a location approved by the local council, is a great way for families to have fun and build confidence in outdoor skills. This kind of camping isn't the rugged high adventure outing geared toward older Boy Scouts. It's what you might call "soft camping," where families can simply drive up to a campsite and pitch a tent within a few feet of their vehicle's rear bumper. The emphasis is on family fun activities that don't require lots of advanced outdoor skills.
How do you get started? A member of your pack  needs to attend BALOO training. The 6-hour BALOO session will give your pack the tools to conduct a safe and successful overnight.
The morning BALOO sessions include the why and how of Cub Scout camping—planning, equipment, meal preparation, and campfire programs. In the afternoon, Cub Scouters rotate among four round-robin sessions—fire safety, stoves, and lanterns; first aid and sanitation; nature hikes and games; and cooking. Scattered throughout the day are plenty of the four S's: songs, stunts, stories, and showmanship.
With proper planning and your BALOO-trained adults, your pack should be set for a fun and exciting weekend event.

If your Cub Scout pack is planning a Spring camp-out, then THIS is the training for you!  Completion of this course is required for at least one adult on a Pack overnighter.  All experience levels welcome!  


Contact Tracey Portillo or 804-337-3083 for more information.

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$17.00 per Participant

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