BALOO Fall 2021 - Basic Adult Outdoor Leader Orientation (Overnight)

BALOO Fall 2021 - Basic Adult Outdoor Leader Orientation (Overnight)
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9/10/2021 3:05 AM
16718 Frederick Road
Mount Airy, MD, US
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Adult Leader Training in the National Pike District

BALOO Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation



Location: 16718 Frederick Road, Mount Airy, MD
              (Poplar Springs Community Association)

Dates: September 10 - 11, 2021 (Overnight), Severe Weather date September 11 - 12, 2021

Times: Start - Friday 5:00 PM / End - Saturday 6:30 PM

Cost: $35 per participant


This fun-filled program is designed for new, and not so new, Cub Scout leaders or parent volunteers!  Our goal is to help you develop the confidence, enthusiasm, and skills needed to plan and carry out a fun, entry-level outdoor experience for your pack. Based on the purposes of Cub Scouting, these experiences should lead your Cub Scouts, parents, and leaders to want more of the outdoors!

READ THE COVID-19 SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.  You must be willing to accept these terms before you register.


  • Complete the ON-LINE Component of the course available through the BSA LearnCenter prior to your arrival.  Log on to and select the BSA LearnCenter image on the right side of the page.
  • Please eat dinner
  • Tent set up for the program starts as early as 5:00 PM on Friday; the program begins at 6:15 PM.
  • Meals included in your course fee include the following:
    • Friday:  Cracker barrel only
    • Saturday:  Breakfast, lunch, and snack
  • Please let us know if you have any special physical or dietary restrictions that we should take into consideration. 
  • Consult your Cub Scout Leader Book, and the Scout Handbook for personal gear you may need. Your pack or a friendly nearby troop should be able to lend you a tent or other gear if you need it. Small tents preferred.
  • We will send more complete information before the course!  Feel free to forward your questions, as well!

We look forward to seeing you there!

The BALOO training information for September 10th-11th 2021 (COVID Caution Edition)

Please read all conditions to the end before signing up for this training!  We require you to participate in a ZOOM meeting on Thursday September 9th at 7-8:30 PM to introduce each other and go over health and safety, including COVID related information for the course.  An invitation to this meeting will be sent along with directions to the Scout Hall where training will be held and a packing list reminder for the weekend after you sign up.  If you miss the Zoom meeting you can not attend the weekend training. The online BALOO training module completion is also required by September 9th 7 PM before the Zoom meeting

Conditions for Sign up which are informed by cautious COVID-19 procedures:

  • COVID vaccination is strongly encouraged.
  • Masking may be required of participants in some circumstances.
  • Participants will be asked to make a daily temperature and questionnaire log for 5 days before the course.
  • We will host a MAXIMUM of 36 leaders on course.
  • Alternative thunderstorm date for BALOO: Sat September 11th-Sunday September 12th but, we will not cancel/postpone BALOO for just rain.

Other supplies you will need for the course include but, may not be limited to : 2 cloth masks, telephone with or munzee app or GPS device, flashlight, jackknife, mug/waterbottle, snacks, camp chair, two pieces of 2 ft rope, dental floss, notebook and pen/pencil and access to google docs.  To join the Zoom meeting September 9th you will need a computer with browser or Zoom app.  We will send a letter with a complete packing list, Zoom link, a menu selection link and BALOO COVID-19 instructions after you sign up.

At check-in we will require a completed BSA Personal Health and Medical Record– Parts A & B (available online; a physician's signature is NOT required) with copy of health insurance.  You will be given a pre-event medical/COVID screening.

$35.00 per Participant

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