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Cub Scout Leader Training

To be qualified to receive and wear the "Trained" strip as a Cub Scout Leader you must participate in Fast Start Training, This is Scouting, Cub Scout Leader Specific and Yout Protection Training.

Fast Start Training: The initial training for all leaders in all programs. It is a quick job description with basic tips to manage until training is available.  This training is available online or through your pack or district. Fast Start Training Online

This is Scouting: Designed for all volunteers and provides the basics of the Scouting programs, the age appropriateness of those programs, and our values and methods. This training is available online or through your district or pack. We offer this training several times a year. Check the Calendar for dates. This is Scouting Online.

Cub Scout Leader Specific Training: Leader specific includes five different breakout sessions related to Cub Scouting for Tiger, Wolf, Bear and Webelos Den Leaders and Assistants, Pack Committee Chairs, Committee Members, and Cubmasters and Assistants. This training takes approximately 3 hours to complete. As you take on new leadership roles, you whould take the training for that position. This training is available through your district.  Check the website for dates and locations.

Youth Protection Training: This training increases awareness in youth protection issues, reviews all of the BSA youth protection policies?and is required for all of the Leader training awards. Youth Protection Training is required for all registered leaders participating in any nationally conducted event or activity and is recommended for anyone working directly with the youth. Youth Protection training is available online or through your district. Time to complete varies. Youth Protection Training Online

Note: Once the "Trained" strip has been earned Cub Scout Leaders are highly encouraged to take part in the following training opportunities:

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (B. A. L. O. O.): Techniques for planning a safe camping experience for Cub Scouts. One full day of training. Offered at the District level. It is required that at least one BALOO trained leader be at every campout.  Check the Calendar for dates.

Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders: Essential outdoor skills for Webelos Leaders to share with their Webelos. May be held in conjunction with Boy Scout Leader Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills. This is a weekend training that is held at camp.  Check the Calendar for dates.

Cub Scout Leader Roundtable: Monthly program with the purpose of giving leaders the skills and ideas they need to deliver an exciting Cub Scout Program to the boys. Offered at the District level.

Wood Badge:  A multiple weekend training course designed to provide adults with advanced leadership skills and a more dedicated involvement in Scouting. Offered at the Council level.

Safe Swim Defense/Safety Afloat Training: This training is required for your unit to participate in ANY aquatic activity. Safe Swim Defense/Safety Afloat training is available online or through the various council courses. Time to complete varies. Safe Swim Defense/Safety Afloat?Training Online

National Training Conferences: Held at Philmont Training Center located in Cimarron, New Mexico. Invitational training held during the summer to enhance knowledge, skills and attitude to improve performance of District and Council level Scouting roles. Philmont Training Center

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