Every Scout deserves a trained Leader!
Becoming a Trained Leader

Parents are the lifeblood of any Cub Scout Pack. We depend on our parents to step up and help on numerous levels. Without their help, our program would be limited and our Scouts would be missing out on the fun.

It is very easy to become a Trained Leader in Boy Scouts. ALL the required training can be taken online - so you can take the courses at your own pace.

Steps Toward Leadership

Talk to the Cubmaster or Committee Chair about your interest. Discuss which role(s) you might focus your effort.

  1. Fill out an Adult Leader Application.
  2. Go to my.scouting.org and taking the courses that apply to that area of focus. You can take any of the courses you wish at anytime, but make sure you take the required ones.
  3. Submit your Application with a printed copy of your "Youth Protection Training" certificate.
  4. Talk with the Pack Trainer about your new role. They might have some additional training and communication tools for you to learn.
  5. When you get your official BSA number you should plug it into your my.scouting.org account. (This helps at the end of the year when it comes time to re-charter our Pack.)
The more parents the better the program and the more rewarding it is for everyone.

Parent Action Items
  • Volunteer to help with small defined tasks.
  • Ask your Den Leader if they need help.
  • Ask the Cubmaster or Committee Chair about the needs of the Pack.
  • Remain positive and look for ways to improve the program - turn problems into solutions. We are not perfect and we will never will be perfect. So don't expect perfect, expect honest effort.
  • Follow the advice we give the boys... Do your best. If that includes getting trained then you need to get trained.
  • Encourage other parents to help. Work as a team with projects that need attention.

Click the calendar item for more information....
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Item #Required ByTask NameTime to CompleteLink to Training
Item #Required ByTask NameTime to CompleteLink to Training
01 BSA Create an Account on MyScouting.org 10 Minutes my.scouting.org 
02 BSA Complete Youth Protection Training 15 Minutes my.scouting.org 
03 BSA Complete an Adult Leader Application. Turn into Commitee Chair with a copy of your Youth Protection Training Certificate. 10 Minutes Contact the Leaders 
04 BSA Email your myscouting.org username to the Pack Trainer. They can then view your training records. They do not need your password. 5 Minutes Contact the Leaders 
05 BSA Take "This is Scouting" course. 15 Minutes my.scouting.org 
06 BSA Complete Leader Specific Training. (Cubmasters take Cubmaster Training, etc...) Varies my.scouting.org 
07 BSA Take your leader specific training. (If you are a cubmaster take cubmaster training.) Varies my.scouting.org 
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