Cub Scout Leader Training



Cub Scout Leader Training Awards Update:

The National Council's awards committee conducted a review of the hundreds of awards presented to Scouts and adults in the BSA. Many recommendations were made to update procedures and the awards. Among the recommendatons was the update of the unit leader training awards requirements and a review of the Cub Scout leader recognition awards.
These recommendations have been reviewed by the National volunteer training committee and a task for of unit-level leaders. Some awards have been eliminated and all of the requirement for the remaining awards have been updated. 
  • The Cubmaster Award has been discontinued. Cubmasters may now earn the Scouter's Key award and may wear the Scouter's Key knot with a Cub Scouting device.
  • The Cub Scouter and Pack Trainer awards have been discontinued. Cub Scout pack leaders may earn the Scouter's Training award and may wear the Scouter's Training award knot with a Cub Scouting device.
  • The Tiger Cub and Webelos Den Leader's awards have been discontinued. All den leaders may earn a new Den Leader's Training award medal that is being created, and may wear the Den Leader's Training award knot (identical to the previous Cub Scout Den Leader award knot) with appropriate device. A Tiger Cub den leader device is also being developed.
  • Scouters who have earned the discontinued awards will still be able to wear these awards and knots.
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Cub Scout Leader Training

Online Training

Local Training Opportunities

Supplemental National Training

There are many supplemental National BSA training courses…(more here)

What Makes A Trained Leader?

A direct contact Scout leader: Cubmasters, Den Leaders, and Assistants are considered fully trained and entitled to wear the “Trained” leader emblem when he or she has completed the following training courses.

Youth Protection Training

Youth Protection training is required for all adults registered with the Boy Scouts of America

Leader Specific Training

 Cub Scout Leader Specific training has been developed for each leader position

It Happened to Me

This video should be used annually by Cub Scout packs or dens when Cub Scouts are accompanied by a parent or other adult family member




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, or it can be completed in a group setting.

Cub Scout Leader

Training Opportunities

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Youth Protection Training

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