Cub Scout Leader Training
The policy of the Mason-Dixon Council, BSA is that all registered leaders must be fully trained to the position in which they are registered or they will not be allowed to re-register. For a complete listing of required trainings for your position reference this chart. The Online Learning Center. provides online training opportunities for required and supplemental courses.
FAST START TRAINING
It is essential that all new leaders receive immediate information to help them get start and preform their new positions effectively. This Fast Start training helps leaders to understand what is expected of them, and to establish effective meeting patterns so that the youth and their families can enjoy a quality program from the start. This short, video-based or online training is the first step in the continuum of training for Scout leaders.
Fast Start is the first step for any new volunteer and is to be delivered immediately after a new leader registers and before he or she meets with any youth member. You must complete this training via the Online Learning Center.
THIS IS SCOUTING
This Is Scouting provides an overview of the Scouting organization, including history, values, programs, Youth Protection, community involvement, and training. You must complete this training via the Online Learning Center.
CUBMASTER AND ASSISTANT CUBMASTER POSITION-SPECIFIC TRAINING
This course is intended to provide Cubmasters and assistant Cubmasters with the basic information they need to conduct successful pack meetings. The course is based on the seven parts of a pack meeting using the Pack Meeting Plans on Scouting.org.. This course is offered through out the year at the Council Service Center or via the Online Learning Center.
DEN LEADER-SPECIFIC TRAINING
The Den Leader Position-Specific Training course provides Cub Scout den leaders with the basic information they need to conduct successful den meetings. This course is offered through out the year at the Council Service Center or via the Online Learning Center.
PACK COMMITTEE CHALLENGE
This position-specific course for Cub Scout pack committee members is intended to provide members with the basic information they need to support a pack and conduct a successful pack program. This course is conducted based on the five parts of a typical pack committee meeting and is best when delivered at one time to all members of the pack’s committee and, if possible, the Cubmaster and assistant Cubmaster. Please contact your District Training Chair to schedule a training session.
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. This course is offered twice a year.
OUTDOOR LEADER SKILLS FOR WEBELOS LEADERS (OWL)
This course is designed to help Webelos leaders enhance the outdoor program for the Webelos Scouts in their den by teaching some basic outdoor skills as well as skills needed to complete many of the Webelos activity badges. This course can be taught as a stand-alone experience but is often presented in conjunction with Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS). This course is offered twice a year.