Cub Scout Basic Leader Training
Cub Scout Leader Basic Training
Cub Scout Leader Basic Training consists of New Leader Essentials and Leader Specific Training.
Trained Cub Scout leaders provide a quality, fun-filled program for boys. When leaders understand the whys and hows of CubScouting, they are more effective in their roles. Trained leaders know how to use the available resources to provide an exciting and worthwhile program for the boys. Trained leaders also have confidence in carrying out their roles and responsibilities. As a result, Cub Scouts received a program designed to achieve Scouting's aims of citizenship training, character development, and personal fitness.
The Two Parts of Basic Training
New Leader Essentials
New Leader Essentials is an introductory session highlighting the values, aims, history, funding, and methods of Scouting. It addresses how these aims and methods are reached in an age-appropriate style within Cub Scouting, BoyScouting, Varsity Scouting, and Venturing. Videos, discussions, and hands-on reinforcement are presented during the 90-minute training session. Ideally, all unit-based volunteers—Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, and Venturing leaders—take this session simultaneously so they understand that they are all striving for the same results with the youth they serve. Each leader completes new Leader Essentials training only once.
Cub Scout Leader Specific Training
Tiger Cub den leaders, Cub Scout den leaders, Webelos den leaders, Cubmasters, and pack committee members can complete this training in one day or two or three evenings. The leader is trained upon completing New LeaderEssentials and the Leader Specific Training for that position.