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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