Cub Scout Leader Training

Training is available for all Cub Scout leaders - from Cubmasters to den leaders to committee members.

When am I Considered Trained?

Being a "trained" Cub Scout leader includes three main requirements: Youth Protection Training, Position-Specific Training and Hazardous Weather Training.

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, or it can be completed in a group setting. Learn more about Scouting's Youth Protection guidelines and its barriers to abuse at

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! These basic training courses can be taken online at See below for a list of position-specific training available for Cub Scout leaders. 

  • Cubmaster and Assistant Cubmaster
    • Cubmaster and Assistant Cubmaster Position-Specific Training
    • Hazardous Weather Training
  • Den Leader and Assistant Den Leader
    • Den Leader Position-Specific Training
    • Hazardous Weather Training
  • Webelos Den Leader and Assistant Webelos Leader
    • Webelos Position-Specific Training
    • Hazardous Weather Training
  • Pack Committee Chair and Committee Members
    • Cub Scout Leader Specific Cubmaster and Pack Committee Session

Visit to complete the required training courses online.


Handouts for the Cub Scout Leader Training Webinars

Den Advancement Reports

Misc. documents packet 1

Misc. documents packet 2

Slides from webinar


In-Person Cub Scout Leader Training Courses

  • None currently scheduled

What's Next?

Go beyond the basics to learn more about Scouting and how to be an effective Cub Scout leader! Some courses are available online while others are available in-person.

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation - BALOO

This one day course is designed as an introduction to the Cub Scout outdoor program for those leaders who are interested in adding a camping component to their pack activities. BALOO is an instructor-led course which is conducted at the Council level. BSA's Cub Scout level camping policies will be taught along with the necessary tools to help units carry out a successful camping experience. Completion of this course is mandatory for at least one adult on a pack overnighter.

Advanced Leader Training Courses

Advanced-level training is available for Scouters who want to get the most out of their Scouting experience for the benefit of the youth they lead.

  • Wood Badge (conducted in the Northern Lights Council)



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