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Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky

      Cub Scout Leader Training Info:

                     Updated 1/2/15

Question: What do I have to have to be authorized to wear the “TRAINED” emblem on my uniform sleeve and be fully trained for my position?
The answer: Position Specific for your specific registered role in the Pack and Youth Protection Training is REQUIRED to Wear the "Trained" Strip:
REQUIRED! Youth Protection Training: Youth protection training is designed to help you keep our youth safe from abuse.  You will learn the Boy Scouts of America's Youth Protection Guidelines, signs of abuse, and how to report suspected abuse.  After each section of material, you will answer questions about that section's topic.  This course must be renewed every two years.
 In most cases, completion is noted automatically in the BSA training records database if the module is experienced online. Keep a copy of your completion certificate in all training courses in case they are not recorded as expected.  Youth Protection Training Online - click here.
REQUIRED!  Cub Scout Leader Specific Training: Leader specific position specific is online related to Cub Scouting for Tiger, Wolf, Bear and Webelos Den Leaders and Assistants, Pack Committee Chairs, Committee Members, and Cubmasters and Assistants.  Choose the category that applies under the Cub Scout tab…and you can do any you wish extra.  These are to help make the job easier for our volunteer leaders with skills to provide the national program as it is supposed to be done…with access to the resources needed and the planning tools all done for them. It is FREE of charge!           Leader Specific Training - click here
Create an account if a first-time user and remember your user name & password to go back later.  You can add your member ID in the “profile” section later.
Save your certificate of completion when you do any online courses!
NECESSARY: New Cub Scout Adventure Program 2015 UPDATE:  This will become the new training available online effective June 1, 2015 …but clearly, if you have NOT taken time to attend an update session such as University of Scouting and/or Cub POW WOW you are NO LONGER really trained to provide the program.  See the Council Calendar for dates….May 30th, 2015 is the first “Cub Leader Pow Wow” training in Charleston….10am to 3pm, lunch provided with an RSVP, and a full staff to make it GREAT FUN for you to network and see what is new!  You can network, get fully trained and have fun doing it!
Program Updates has videos and up-to-date info on new program details when released:
  Fast Start Training:  This is a quick show me how it’s done training for all leaders in all programs. It is a short job description with basic tips to manage until regular training is available. This training is available online, or through your pack or District.                                             Fast Start Training Online - click here.

          Additional Supplemental Training Courses:   

   (Some are required for outdoor Pack activities like BALOO & OWLS)
This is Scouting: Provides an overview of the Scouting organization, including history, values, programs, Youth Protection, community involvement, and training.  The module consists of six video sections, each followed by a brief quiz.  Completion is noted automatically in the BSA training records database. 
            This is Scouting Online - click here.
Chartered Organization Representative (COR) Training:  As a chartered organization representative, you hold a key position in Scouting. While there is honor attached to this position, it is not an "honorary" one. Your primary function is to ensure that the chartered organization's Scouting program succeeds.  This course is designed to present you with the basics you need to carry out your new responsibilities as a chartered organization representative.  After finishing the online training, you may print a certificate of completion.  Your Job as a COR  
Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) - A one-day training event, presented by the Council or District, that introduces Cub Scout leaders and parents to the skills needed to plan and conduct pack outdoor activities, particularly pack camping. At least one adults is required to be trained in BALOO to have a tour permit approved! Suggest you have at least two…and anyone is welcome to attend.
Outdoor Skills for Webelos Leaders - Designed specifically for Webelos Den Leaders and their assistants, this course teaches outdoor-related skills and activity badge instruction 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.  Offered at the District level.
Pow Wow: An annual day-long training conference for Cub Scout leaders from across the Council! A fun day of exhibits, networking, program updates, ideas and much more!  A Council level event
University of Scouting (UoS): Leaders from all programs and experience levels gather to share, network, and learn in an annual day-long event.  May offer a full Merit Badge College for Scout youth along with exciting adult courses.
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 for the following two months in advance….as well as give volunteers a chance to network and have fun! Offered at the District level.
Wood Badge – Professionally administered advanced training in leadership skills available for all registered leaders in Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Venturing, as well as Council and District Scouters.  Skills help in the position, the work place, the church calling and/or the home! Fun, intense and rewarding….all are encouraged to attend! 
National Training Conferences are held at:
These High Adventure locations offer “Invitational training” held during the summer to enhance knowledge, skills and attitude to improve performance of District and Council level Scouting roles.  Approval by the Council is needed.
Cub Scout Leader Training Inco.doc available electronically from Carol

Boy Scouts of America 2829 Kanawha Blvd. East Charleston, WV 25311
Phone 304-340-3663    Fax 304-925-0533