Adult Leader Training

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All adult leaders are first required to take Youth Protection Training.  When that is completed, training for each position in Cub Scouting is available on-line.  There are additional training courses available in your local area.  Visit www.scouting.org/training/ for more details.

Three Steps to Becoming a Trained Leader

STEP ONE: SET UP A MY.SCOUTING ACCOUNT

Visit My.Scouting  and create an account.  Once you have an account you can access online training.

STEP TWO: TAKE YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING

The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members.

BSA Youth Protection

STEP THREE: POSITION SPECIFIC TRAINING

The BSA Learning Center is at My.Scouting.  Select your position and a learning plan will be created for you.  The plan includes modules that are designed to allow you to complete them at your own pace. 

Position Training

Leaders who complete Youth Protection Training and Position Specific Training earn the right to wear the trained patch on the left sleeve of their uniform, beneath the patch representing the position for which they are trained.  Webelos Den Leaders are required to also complete Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) training.

Additional Training

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation – BALOO

This one-and-a-half day course is designed as an introduction to the Cub Scout outdoor program for leaders interested in adding a camping component to their Pack activities. BALOO training consists of an online pre-requisite component in addition to an overnight outdoor camping experience. Completion of this course is mandatory for a MINIMUM OF ONE adult on a Pack overnighter.

 

Wood Badge

Wood Badge is known as the premier training course in the BSA.  Offered by a local council, it is held over a period of a week or two full weekends.  It includes an outdoor camping experience. 

Those who complete Wood Badge are presented iconic wooden beads as a symbol of their commitment to provide a quality Scouting program.

 

Continual Training

Roundtable

Once a month Scouting volunteers in a local community come together  to provide information about local Scouting events, activities, and  programs. Roundtables play a significant role in providing continuous supplemental training for unit leaders. This monthly event provides program topic guidance and structure suggestions for unit leaders.

A fun environment creates excitement around the coming month of activities and program for unit leaders to carry back for implementation in their units.

University of Scouting / Pow Wow

These two opportunities may be available through your local council.  Typically these are a series of courses that take place one day.

Often these provide the opportunity to take several sessions on various topics that help you provide a great program.