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Apr 13-14, 2019
BALOO & Outdoor Webelos Leader Skills Training

BALOO - Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation

BALOO - Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation will take place April 13-14, 2019 at Camp Hugh Taylor Birch. Check in starts at 8 am at the Turner Building with opening ceremony at 8:30 am. Early bird cost is $35 if registered by April 5 and $40 after April 5. Last day to register is April 9.

Welcome to BALOO training! It is the Cub Scout leader training required for any Cub Scout den or pack outdoor event, including pack camping overnighters and Webelos den over-nighters.

BALOO training is comprised of two components—an online component and a practical, hands-on component. Both components must be completed to qualify as a “TRAINED” Cub Scout outdoor leader.

hands-on component. Both components must be completed to qualify as a “TRAINED” Cub Scout outdoor leader.

The online component must be completed prior to the practical component. The online training contains introductory and basic information that will be built upon during the practical training.

To access the online component, log onto Link > click "BSA Learn Center" on right side of page > click "Course Catalog" at top of page > scroll down and click "BALOO Prerequisite Training"

By completing this course you will:

  • Understand the focus of the BSA Cub Scout level camping program
  • Acquire the skills and confidence necessary to plan and carry out a successful, first-time, Cub Scouts level camping activity
  • Increase your knowledge of the resources available to carry out this activity
  • Understand the requirements for successful completion of this activity, using national standards as guidelines.

The course will be held at the Camp Birch. Portions of this course will take place outdoors. Please dress appropriately for the weather. The course fee covers meals and all materials.

Early-bird registration if registered by April 5th - $35.00

Late registration if registered after April 5th - $40.00

Register online by April 9th

  • ‒Check-in starts at 8:00 AM at the Turner Building
  • ‒Opening Ceremony at 8:30 AM

Required items

Scout uniform, pen and notepad, water bottle, Tent, sleeping bag, rain and cold weather gear, mess kit (plate, utensils, & hot liquid cup), personal hygiene item.

Questions? Contact Maya Galbraith – text 937-760-0448 or email

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