Cub Scout Leader Training

 
Training is available for all Cub Scout leaders - from Cubmasters to den leaders to committee members.
 

 

When am I Considered Trained?

 
Being a "trained" Cub Scout leader includes two main requirements: Youth Protection and position-specific training.
 

Youth Protection Training

 
All adults in ANY position in Scouting must complete Youth Protection training. Youth Protection is also highly recommended for any Scout parents or adults who may assist at the pack or den level, even if they are not registered. Youth Protection training must be completed every two years in order to remain valid. Training can be done online at My.Scouting.org, or it can be completed in a group setting. Learn more about Scouting's Youth Protection guidelines and its barriers to abuse at www.Scouting.org/YouthProtection.
 

Position-Specific Training

 
Each adult leader position in Cub Scouting has its own specialized training to get you on the fast track to leading an energetic group of Scouts! These basic training courses can be taken online at My.Scouting.org. See below for a list of position-specific training available for Cub Scout leaders. 
  • Cubmaster and Assistant Cubmaster
    • Cubmaster and Assistant Cubmaster Position-Specific Training
  • Den Leader
    • Den Leader Position-Specific Training
  • Pack Committee Chair and Committee Members
    • Pack Committee Challenge
 

Cub Scout Leader

Training Opportunities


What's Next?

 
Go beyond the basics to learn more about Scouting and how to be an effective Cub Scout leader! Some courses are available online while others are available in-person.
 

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation - 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.
 

Outdoor Skills for Webelos Leaders - OWL

 
This course is designed to help Webelos 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. This course can be taught as a stand-alone experience but is often presented in conjunction with Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS).
 

E-Learning

 
Some courses are available in the e-Learning section of My.Scouting.org. 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.
These include:
  • Safe Swim Defense
  • Safety Afloat
  • Weather Hazards
  • Climb On Safely
  • Trek Safely
For more information about creating an e-learning account, click here.

Advanced Leader Training Courses

 
Advanced-level training is available for Scouters who want to get the most out of their Scouting experience for the benefit of the youth they lead.
 
Click here for more information about advanced training courses available to Cub Scout leaders, including:
  • Wood Badge
  • Lord Baden-Powell University of Scouting
  • STEM Nova Counselor or Supernova Mentor training
 
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