Cub Scout Leaders should seek training as soon as possible. Much of the initial training can be done online via the National Online Training site. For any online training, you must create a My.Scouting.org
account. Your My.Scouting.org account will keep track of your trainings. If you have not done so already, you need to complete Youth Protection Training. Other trainings needed for Cub Scout Leaders are:
Cub Scout Leader Position-Specific Training: there is training for
- Den Leaders and their assistants
Members of the Pack Committee
Cubmaster and Assistant Cubmaster
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 overnight.
Supplemental Training: This is Scouting, Safe Swim Defense, Safety Afloat, and Weather Hazards can all be completed online at My.Scouting.org.
Roundtable: Additional training and discussion to help you with all aspects of running your den or pack meetings. Usually held at Camp Mountaineer. We take the guess work out of the age old question of "what do we do now?"
Cub Scout Character Development
Since its origin, the Scouting program has been an educational experience concerned with values. In 1910, the first activities for Scouts were designed to build character, physical fitness, practical skills, and service. These elements were part of the original Cub Scout program and continue to be part of Cub Scouting today.
Character development should extend into every aspect of a boy's life. Character development should also extend into every aspect of Cub Scouting. Cub Scout leaders should strive to use the 12 points of the Scout Law throughout all elements of the program—service projects, ceremonies, games, skits, songs, crafts, and all the other activities enjoyed at den and pack meetings.
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