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    Cub Scout Leader Training

    Cub Scout Leader Training

    What makes a trained Cub Scout Leader?  Four training modules, available through online training at and through group training in the districts or council.

    Youth Protection Training

    • Required for all leaders who have direct contact with youth
    • Recommended for parents of all youth
    • Teaches do’s and don’ts of working with youth
    • Offered through,  or your district/council

    Fast Start Training

    • Take immediately after registering as a leader and before meeting with youth members
    • Course is specific to the Cub Scout program.
    • Offered through,  or available on DVD

    Position-Specific Training

    • Hands-on training in how to run meetings and work with youth
    • Based on leader’s position
    • Cub Scout leaders, assistants, pack committee, and pack trainers
    • Offered through and by the district or council as group training

    A direct-contact Scout leader is considered fully trained and entitled to wear the trained leader emblem when he or she has completed the above-mentioned training courses.

    Then there are more training opportunities to make your Pack run great!

    Outdoor Skills Training for Cub Scout Leaders

    Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)

    • A one-day training event that introduces Cub Scout leaders and parents to the skills needed to plan and conduct pack outdoor activities, particularly pack camping
    • Offered through your district or the council

    Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders

    • Designed specifically for Webelos den leaders and their assistants
    • Teaches outdoor-related skills and activity badge instruction through demonstration and hands-on practice
    • Webelos den leaders should attend this training before conducting Webelos overnight camping with the boys and parents of the den.
    • Offered through the council

    University of Scouting

    • An annual training conference for Cub Scout leaders by a council or district
    • Generally includes sections on games, crafts, skits and puppets, ceremonies, administration, and Webelos activity badge skills

    Supplemental Training Modules for Cub Scout Leaders

    Wood Badge

    • Advanced training in leadership skills
    • Available to all leaders in Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Venturing, as well as council and district Scouters
    • Offered through the council