Leader Training

Cubmaster and Assistant Cubmaster

  • Youth Protection Training
  • Cubmaster Position Specific Training
  • Hazardous Weather

Den Leader and Assistant Den Leader

  • Youth Protection Training
  • Den Leader Specific Training
  • Hazardous Weather

Youth Protection Training

  • Required for all leaders and volunteers
  • Must be re-taken every two years
  • For more information on YPT go to www.scouting.org

Advanced Training

  • BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation) - BALOO training is the Cub Scout leader training required for any Cub Scout den or pack outdoor event, including pack camping overnighters and Webelos den overnighters. BALOO training is comprised of two components, an online component and a practical, hands-on component. The online portion must be completed prior to the practical component. The online training contains introductory and basic information that will be built upon during the practical training. There should be at least 2 leaders trained in BALOO per unit.
  • UoS (University of Scouting) - This is an all day training event and offers classes for; leader specific training, CPR, First-Aid, cooking, crafts, hiking, and much more.
  • Wood Badge - Advanced training in leadership and team development. This training includes approximately six days of instruction that are often held as two 3-day weekend sessions, followed by working on the goals the participant sets for him or herself.

To be considered “Trained” leaders must take the appropriate leader position-specific training. Fortunately most of the position-specific training for leaders serving in Cub Scouting can be taken online. For most of the online training you don’t have to complete the whole course in one sitting.

Leader position-specific training for Cubmasters, Assistant Cubmasters, Den leaders, and Assistant Den Leaders is available online at my.scouting.org. Each course takes about 2 1/2 hours.

Pack committee members will be considered “Trained” after completing either the online Leader Position-Specific – Pack Committee at my.scouting.org OR an interactive live course offered by district and/or council training teams.

Pack trainers will be considered “Trained” after completing the live course, Fundamentals of Training,* AND either the online Leader Position-Specific – Pack Trainer at my.scouting.org OR an interactive live course when offered by your district and/or council training team. (* NOTE: If Fundamentals of Training or Pack Committee Challenge is not being offered by your district or council within the next month or two, check your council calendar to see if they are being offered by another district within a reasonable distance. All BSA training courses are the same throughout the U.S., so you may take Fundamentals of Training and Pack Committee Challenge in another district or council.) For the Council Calendar click here

How to begin training

You will need to create an account at my.scouting.org

> Menu > My Dashboard > My Training.

Step 1 YPT > Take Course

Step 2 Training Center > Cub Scouting >Select Course

Step 3 Training Center > Expanded Learning > Program Safety

Step 4 Training Center > Expanded Learning > BALOO

When you have completed your training requirements you can view your certificates in the "Completions" tab. You can print them for your own records or upload them to Scoutbook

This is where you’ll find the most up-to-date training requirements for most (not all) Scouting leadership positions.