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BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation)

October 9 @ 8:00 am - October 10 @ 11:00 am


BALOO is a 2 day training course that teaches leaders skills needed to carry out a Pack successful family/Den campout. BALOO training is required for at least one adult leader of a Pack to do overnight camping as a part of the Pack’s activities.

At least one adult who has completed this course must be in attendance at any Pack or Den overnight activity. This course has two parts. The first is available online and the second part is the outdoor experience (this class).

The online component must be completed before attending the outdoor part of Baloo training.

The online portion is available through the BSA Learn Center (my.scouting.org). Log onto my.scouting.org and select the BSA Learn Center image on the right side of the home page. On the training page the Baloo training can be found under the “Expanded Learning” heading. Then select “Baloo” to start the online training.

Alternatively, on my.scouting.org select the BSA logo on the left top of the home page and select “My Dashboard”. Then select “Training Center” at the upper middle of page. Select “Expanded Learning” at the bottom of the list to get to the Baloo training.

The outdoor portion of the training will be held on:

Saturday October 9th and Sunday October 10th 2021 at Camp Chesebrough. Check-in is at 8:00 AM on Saturday. Instruction will finish by 11:00 AM on Sunday.

Early arrival is available for Friday night for a $5 fee to cover Saturday’s breakfast. No program or training will be offered on Friday.

This training includes an overnight camping experience. Come prepared to camp and to be outside. (Cold weather and rain are common this time of year.) All of this training will be held outdoors. The training will include instruction on camp setup, cooking, sanitation, camping equipment selection, knife safety, fire safety, and using wood tools safely.

All meals will be provided: Saturday lunch, Saturday dinner, Saturday crackerbarrel, and Sunday breakfast

Questions: Contact Bob Varrelmann at (408) 483-4031 or via email at eaglearchitect@aol.com

Registration $50 by 10/1/2021   


Registration cost includes meals and handout materials.

Registration Link: https://fs10.formsite.com/svmbc/baloo-oct21-north/index.html


October 9 @ 8:00 am
October 10 @ 11:00 am
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Chesebrough Scout Reservation
26005 Highway 9
Boulder Creek, CA 95006 United States
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