Three Harbors Council, BSA
330 South 84th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53214-1468
Three Harbors Council - ContentBALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation)

April 27-28, 2024

Check in 8:30 am Saturday | Check out 11 am Sunday

Camp Oh-Da-Ko-Ta
(3363 Dyer Lake Rd., Burlington, WI)

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) is required training for a pack to take Cub Scouts (including WEBELOS) Camping. This course satisfies the in-person requirement for BALOO training. At least 1 registered adult leader present during any Cub Scout campout (including a joint troop-pack campout) must be BALOO trained. Three Harbors Council recommends that each pack have as many BALOO trained leaders as 
possible to prevent having to cancel a camping event.

This course will not turn you into an expert in camping. This course is an introduction to the following topics: GPS use, aquatics, gear selection, nature, hiking, campfire program planning, outdoor ethics, cooking and sanitation, first aid, knife safety, campsite selection, meal planning, games, interfaith worship (Scouts own), outdoor ceremonies, stoves, lanterns, fire safety, basic knots, and program planning.


Prior to attending this in person training, you must complete the online BALOO pre-requisite training V2, and you must be current with your Youth Protection Training. Both courses are available for free and online at

What Do I Need to Bring

This course requires 1 overnight in a tent. You will receive a packing list of required, and recommended camping items after registration. It is your responsibility to arrive prepared for the overnight in a tent.

Course Fees

$35 By Sunday, April 21, 2024

Early bird discount (by April 8th) $32 

Course fees include two meals on Saturday and a cracker-barrel and breakfast on Sunday.






Additional Questions:
Contact Matthew Bosler at


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