Cub Scout Leader Training

Upcoming Training Events:

2016 Training Dates

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Cub Scout Leader Basic Training

As a Cub Scout leader, and a mentor for the youth in our community, you will find Scouting to be a fun and exciting program for you and your Scouts. The training program of the Boy Scouts of America will provide you with all the basic tools needed to be successful in your leadership position, along with continual opportunities to refine your skills, as you become comfortable in delivering a quality Cub Scouting program.

Cub Scout leaders are considered trained and eligible to wear the official Trained emblem once they have completed:

  1. Youth Protection Training online, and
  2. Leader Specific Training for their position:
                Tiger, wolf and bear leader and assistant leader
                Webelos leader and assistant leader
                 Pack committee and committee chair
                 Cubmaster and assistant cubmaster

Leader Specific Training provides the specialized knowledge a new leader needs to assume a leadership role.  Tiger Cub Scout, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos den leaders are provided with the information and tools they need to conduct successful den meetings. Den leaders who complete the Tiger Cub Scout, Wolf, and Bear training and Youth Protection training are considered trained for all three positions. 

Youth Protection Training (YPT) is required for all new registered leaders and must be retaken every two years to maintain registration. YPT is designed to keep our youth safe from abuse.  Participants learn the Boy Scouts of America's Youth Protection Guidelines, signs of abuse, and how to report suspected abuse. Every registered leader must take Youth Protection Training online. A login is required, but anyone may create a user account and view the courses. Registered members of the BSA may provide their member numbers (as part of the user profile) to receive credit.  

Participating in supplemental and advanced training is an a great way to keep basic leadership skills fine tuned, and provides an opportunity to gather new ideas from other experienced Cub Scout leaders.

  • Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Opportunity (BALOO) - This one day course is designed as an introduction to the Cub Scout outdoor program for those leaders who are interested in adding a camping component to their Pack activities. BALOO is an instructor-led course, which is conducted at the council level. BSA's Cub Scout level camping policies will be taught, along with the necessary tools to help units carry out a successful camping experience.  Completion of this course is mandatory for at least one adult on a pack overnighter.   
  • Cub Scout Roundtable is conducted monthly in each district.
  • Fast Start Training is intended to be taken by leaders immediately following the acceptance of their new role, and is offered online.
  • Range Master Training - Anyone planning to supervise a shooting range at a district or council event, including: cub scout or boy scout Archery, BB guns, wrist rockets (slingshots), catapults or rockets needs to take Range Master training. BSA requires all Cub Scout shooting sports to be supervised by a BSA certified Range Master. Range Master training covers setting up a range, safety, handling equipment, using a bow stringer, maintaining and storing equipment and instructing Scouts.
  • Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders (OLSWL) - OLSWL is highly recommended for Webelos leaders.  OLSWL is designed to help leaders enhance the outdoor program for the Webelos Scouts in their den by teaching some basic outdoor skills, as well as skills needed to complete many of the Webelos activity badges.