For a Cub Scout leader to be considered "trained" and to wear the Trained badge on his/her uniform, the leader must complete the following training:
In addition, Webelos leaders and others involved in the camping program are encouraged to take OWLS, BALOO, and Intro to Outdoor Leader Skills.
The BSA places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members. All Cub Scout and Boy Scout adult volunteers should take this course. It covers the BSA's Youth Protection policies, kinds of abuse, signs of abuse, how to respond to disclosure of abuse, and proper reporting procedures. The Youth protection policies can be reviewed with the BSA's Youth Protection & Adult Leadership.
This is the first step toward training for any volunteer new to Cub Scouting. This course should be taken immediately after you register but before you begin youth activities. The course introduces the aims and purposes of the Boy Scouts of America's foundational program, then zeroes in on the job. Subsections of the course will brief anyone new to the job of Tiger Cub leader, den leader, Webelos den leader, or Cubmaster. We also cover the standard parts of the meeting and tell where additional resources can be found. This program typically takes no more than an hour to complete. Those taking it for credit in local council records must provide their official BSA registration number as part of their user profile.
This Is Scouting
This Is Scouting is an online interactive learning experience that is divided into six modules. It picks up where Fast Start left off and introduces you to the following areas of the Scouting program.
Leader Specific Training
Once a volunteer has a solid overview of the BSA's values-based program, he or she can begin training for a specific Scouting position through Leader Specific training. This training provides the specialized knowledge a new leader needs to assume a leadership role. Because each course is designed for a specific leadership position, the training time varies. Leader Specific training has been developed for the following positions and their assistants:
BALOO - Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation
BALOO is a one-day training event that introduces leaders and parents to the skills needed to plan and conduct pack outdoor activities, particularly pack camping. This training is required for any adult who is in charge of planning a pack campout.
Participants who complete this training course will
OWLS - Outdoor Webelos Leader Skills Training (also known as Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders)
Webelos den campouts serve to move the Webelos Scout to the next level of the BSA's ever-increasing challenge in the outdoors. The boy and his parent will be introduced to the basics of Boy Scout camping. A trained Webelos den leader who has completed position-specific training and Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders should conduct these events. Webelos dens are encouraged to participate in joint den-troop campouts, particularly in the fifth-grade year.
Designed specifically for Webelos den leaders and their assistants, the Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders course teaches outdoor-related skills 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. In addition to covering basic camping skills, this training features planning campouts and finding resources.
The council and/or district usually offer Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders several times each year
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