As a Cub Scout Leader you owe it to your boys to learn as much as you can about Scouting and how to run your den and pack. For all positions, You need to complete Youth protection and the position specific training for your registered Scouting position.
Youth Protection + Position Specific Training = Trained.
Often leaders receive notification that they are not trained to their surprise. Most often, the volunteer was actually not registered in the position they are holding. Sometimes they have not completely registered in My.Scouting.org and their trainings are not being recorded.
Fast Start Orientation Training
Intended to be taken by pack,leaders immediately following the acceptance of their new role. Den Leaders will find its tutorial on how to run a den meeting critical to their initial success.
Cubmaster and Assistant Cubmaster Position-Specific Training
This course is intended to provide Cubmasters with the information and tools they need to successfully lead a Cub Scout pack. Cubmasters and assistants who complete this training and Youth Protection training are considered “trained” for both positions.
Den Leader Position-Specific Training
These courses are intended to provide Tiger Cub, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos den leaders with the information and tools they need to conduct successful den meetings. Den leaders who complete the Tiger Cub, Wolf, and Bear training and Youth Protection training are considered trained for all three positions. Den leaders who complete the Webelos training and Youth Protection training are considered trained as Webelos den leaders.
Pack Committee Challenge—Pack Committee Position-Specific Training
The Pack Committee Challenge is designed for pack committees and is the course (along with Youth Protection training) pack committee members need to be considered “trained.” The instructor’s guide below is for trainers to conduct the course for pack committee members.
These courses are intended to be used to provide an orientation for Scouts, Scouters, and parents about Scouting and the STEM program and the STEM opportunities in Scouting. The instructor-led course is designed to be used with the STEM Orientation slide deck at roundtables and other training events.
STEM Nova Counselor Training
These courses are intended to provide training for STEM Nova counselors. The intructor-led course is designed to be used with the training slide deck at group courses.
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 Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders (OWLS)
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).
Safe Swim Defense
BSA groups shall use Safe Swim Defense for all swimming activities. Adult leaders supervising a swimming activity must have completed Safe Swim Defense training within the previous two years. Safe Swim Defense standards apply at backyard, hotel, apartment, and public pools; at established waterfront swim areas such as beaches at state parks and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lakes; and at all temporary swimming areas such as a lake, river, or ocean. Safe Swim Defense training may be obtained from the myscouting.org at council summer camps, and at other council and district training events.
Planning and Preparing for Hazardous Weather is available for you to do training in your unit, district, and council when an Internet connection is not available. This training is required for at least one leader before taking your unit on a tour, but more importantly, it is knowledge that we all can use to manage risks to our Scouting family in the outdoor classroom.