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BALOO Training - Rivers District

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410 Mill Road
Tappahannock, VA 22560, US
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Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) Training


Saturday, March 17th 8:00am - Sunday, March 18th 2018 12:00noon


Location: Scout Hut in Tappahannock


Cost:  $35.00 (includes all meals)


Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation is an overnight training event that introduces parents and leaders to the skills needed to plan and conduct pack outdoor activities, particularly Pack camping. THIS IS A NEW CURRICULUM--- that covers all the required material for WEBELOS Leaders to take their den camping

You do not need to be a pack leader to attend this training. All pack parents and leaders are encouraged to attend! 
A weekend of fun and learning prepares adults 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 camp-out is a great way 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 advanced outdoor skills.
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.

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 my.scouting.org and select the BSA LearnCenter image on the right side of the home page.



Directions to Scout Hut – 410 Mill Road, Tappahannock, VA

At next light take a left onto Airport Road. Go 1.1 miles and take a left onto Commerce Road (SR 700) just past old Airport on Left and High School on Right.

Immediately turn right onto Industrial Road (SR 723).

Go 0.4 miles to intersection of Industrial Road and Mill Road. Keep straight on Mill Road.

Go past lumber mill on left.  At the end of the road turn left into last gate.  Immediately take a right onto gravel road. Continue to Scout Hut on right.


Contact:  Sandy Newsome   softsandy4@yahoo.com  804-580-0953


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$35.00 per Participant