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Cub Scout Training

Training is available to help you become a better leader for your pack.  Training is offered online, in classrooms, and outdoors.  Classes are for current registered leaders and for anyone who may want to be a leader.

To be considered a fully "Trained" leader, you need to complete the following:

NOTE: Scouting used to require "Fast Start Training" and "This is Scouting" training. Both are now optional and offered online here but are recommended. 

All courses marked with an asterisk (*) are available online at in the eLearning Center.  You will be asked to create an account if you are new to scouting.  Visit the council page here to learn how to link your BSA ID to your training profile. The committee training is also offered in a classroom setting where you can discuss and exchange ideas with other leaders.  

Additionally, at least one (we recommend several) Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation(BALOO)-trained individual needs to attend and help plan each campout.
  • BALOO Training - one-day training course that introduces skills needed to plan and carry out outdoor activities like pack campouts.
This training is recommended for Webelos leaders and their assistants to plan and carry out Webelos patrol campouts with the boys and their parents.  Techniques for teaching the outdoor activity badges are discussed to help keep the boys excited as they bridge over to Boy Scouts.

Check the following resources to see what upcoming offerings of BALOO, OWL and the classroom version of leader-specific training are being offered.  You can enroll in training opportunities offered by the council or any district.

Richard Lai,
Sep 25, 2013, 8:47 PM