Serving West Virginia,
Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky

Required Trainings to Wear the "Trained" Strip as a Cub Scout Leader:

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 completed along with your Leader Specific Training for your position to earn the "Trained" emblem.  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.

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. These are to help our volunteer leaders with skills to provide the national program with access to the resources they will need and the planning tools all done for them. Leader Specific Training - click here.

New Cub Scout Adventure Program 2015 UPDATE training:  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 Adventure POW WOW ……you are NO LONGER fully trained to provide the program.  See the Council Calendasr for dates….May 31st, 2015 being the first 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!

Additional Important Trainings:

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.

This is Scouting: Highly recommended because it 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) - Techniques for planning a safe camping experience for Cub Scouts.  Required to take Cub Scouts camping over night. One full day of training...and recommend you have more than one in the unit trained. Offered at the District or Council level…NOT online.

Outdoor 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. Weekend or one day. Offered at the District level.

University of Scouting- Supplemental, Day long program of action, activities and program ideas for Scouts and Leaders.  This event may offer a full Merit Badge College for Scouts, along with many exciting trainings for adult leaders. Offered at the Council level.

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….as well as give volunteers a chance to network and have fun! Offered at the District level.

Wood Badge – The BSA’s highest level of training designed to provide adults with advanced leadership skills for scouting, work, church and home job benefits! Usually held over two different weekends 2-4 weeks apart, with a personally designed “ticket” of goals to complete that spans more than a year.  Offered at the Council level. See the Council Calendar for upcoming dates. When a new Wood Badge Training session is scheduled, you'll also be able to find it on the Wood Badge information page.

National Training Conferences- Held at Philmont Training Center located in Cimarron, New Mexico…with more coming to The National Bechtel Summit Family Reserve locally in the future.  This is invitational training held during the summer to enhance knowledge, skills and attitude to improve performance of District and Council level Scouting roles.  Check with your Council Training Chair  or DE.  Philmont Training Center - click here

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