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Upcoming Trainings

2023 Training Dates
You can achieve your required training either by attending a zoom training session which consist of two-2 hour sessions, attend one of your district training sessions , or you can complete your training in a self-paced online course through my.scouting.org .

Zoom Training Sessions: (must attend both session to complete training)
Zoom Training Dates coming summer of 2023

District Training Session: (updated as dates are organized)

Council | Cub Scout Leader Training | April 29, 2023 Register Here
Council | Cub Scout Leader Training | May 13, 2023  Register Here
Council | Cub Scout Leader Training | June 17, 2023  Register Here
Shawnee | Cub Scout Leader Training | October 07, 2023 Register here

When Am I Considered Trained?

When am I Considered Trained?

Being a "trained" Cub Scout leader includes three main requirements: Youth Protection, position-specific training, and weather hazards.

Youth Protection Training

All adults in ANY position in Scouting must complete Youth Protection training. Youth Protection is also highly recommended for any Scout parents or adults who may assist at the pack or den level, even if they are not registered. Youth Protection training must be completed every two years in order to remain valid. Training can be done online at scouting.org , or it can be completed in a group setting. Learn more about Scouting's Youth Protection guidelines and its barriers to abuse at www.Scouting.org/YouthProtection.

Position-Specific Training

Each adult leader position in Cub Scouting has its own specialized training to get you on the fast track to leading an energetic group of Scouts! The council offers virtual, instructor led trainings.  Check the "Upcoming Trainings" tab for current offerings

Den Leader/ Assistant  Cub Den Leader

  • Youth Protection
  • Den Leader Job Specific
  • Hazardous Weather

Cubmaster/Assistant Cubmaster

  • Youth Protection
  • Cubmaster/Assistant Cubmaster Job Specific
  • Hazardous Weather

Pack Trainer

  • Youth Protection
  • Hazardous Weather

Pack Committee Member/Committee Chairman

  • Youth Protection

All leader-specific trainings are available online through scouting.org. However, it is strongly encouraged that leaders attend in-person trainings for more hands-on discussions and in-depth training.

A complete list of training courses is available on the national BSA site

I'm Trained. What's Next?

Leader Out Experience/BALOO (LOE)
While not required to be considered a "trained" Cub Leader, LOE/BALOO is required is you wish to take your Den or Pack on an overnight campout.

In this training you will learn about Cub Scout outdoor activities, camp facilities, cultivate basic camping and cooking skills, experience outdoor activities with others, find some great resources for your Den, and have fun!

Learn more about BALOO/LOE and find out when upcoming trainings are HERE.

There are lots of supplemental trainings to support you and your Scouting activities.
Attend Roundtable
Attend your districts roundtable to learn more and resources to use in your unit. District roundtable are held the first week of each month. Visit your district site to learn when your roundtable will be held.

Advanced Training Opportunities

Wood Badge
Wood Badge is advanced training for adult leaders in Scouting designed to enhance contemporary leadership skills and develop more effective Scouters. The Wood Badge program gives participants a greater understanding of Scouting aims and methods, while developing true Scout Spirit. It is anticipated that all people who complete Wood Badge training will continue to work actively in the Scouting program to further the aims and methods of Scouting.

Learn more about Wood Badge HERE.
University of Scouting
University of Scouting is a day-long event that offers the widest variety of training opportunities, in all program areas, all in one place! You will find just about anything to do with Scouting at University of Scouting whether you are a Scout, leader, commissioner, or parent! And be sure to visit the midway where local companies and organizations will be set up to show off their upcoming opportunities.

Learn more about University of Scouting HERE.
Special Needs Awareness
Many units have at least one Scout with Special Needs, which includes autism, attention deficit disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome, asthma, diabetes, hearing or visual impairment and many others. The Special Need Committee is designed to offer support, training, and resources to help your Scout and unit be more successful.

Learn more about Special Needs Awareness Training HERE.

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