BALOO Training


Oct 14, 2023 to Oct 15, 2023



West Winfield Town Park,
E. Main St
West Winfield , NY 13491


BALOO is a 1½ day course that is an introduction to the Cub Scout outdoor program for leaders interested in adding a camping component to their Pack activities.  BSA’s Cub Scout-level camping policies will be taught along with the tools needed to carry out a successful camping experience.

Pack overnight campouts must have at least one BALOO-trained person in attendance, and the training is recommended for all Cub Scout leaders. Check out the related section in the Guide to Safe Scouting.

BALOO training consists of an online pre-requisite component in addition to an overnight hands-on practical. The online component takes just 35 minutes to complete.

When: October 14, 2023, 8:30 AM until 11:00 AM on Sunday, October 15, 2023

Where: West Winfield Town Park, E. Main St, West Winfield NY 13491

Who: Cub Scout Leaders and parent volunteers.  This is not an event for children.

Cost: Free! to registered adults. 

Included are supplies, materials, Saturday Lunch & Dinner, Sunday Breakfast, and Snacks.


What to bring:

This is an outdoor, overnight camping event where you provide your own shelter. Here is a list of what to bring:

  • Completed BSA Medical Form (Parts A and B)
  • Eating gear: bowl, plate, cup, fork, spoon, knife
  • Weather-appropriate clothing including rain gear, shoes, boots, etc.
  • Tent with ground cloth
  • Sleeping attire
  • Sleeping bag/pad
  • Toilet kit
  • Water bottle
  • Paper and pen/pencil
  • Flashlight
  • Scout Uniform (if available)
  • Optional items:
    • Seat cushion
    • Camp chair
    •  Insect repellent
    • Sun protection
    • Pillow
    • Personal first aid kit
    • Camp cot & mattress