Basic Leader Training

Cub Scout Basic Training Courses

Basic training courses should be completed by the following people in a Cub Scout Pack:

  • Cubmaster & Assistant Cubmaster
  • Committee, Chair or Member
  • Tiger Den Leader or Assistant
  • Den Leader or Assistant
  • Webelos Den Leader or Assistant

All Cub Scout Leader courses can be found using a link in my.scouting.org, or by clicking here.

Supplemental Trainings

BALOO–Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation–trains Cub Scout leaders to take their Den or Pack on overnight campouts. At least one present adult must be BALOO Trained during a Pack’s overnight event.

OWLS, or Outdoor Webelos Leader Seminar, teaches the new Webelos Den Leader and Assistant all they need to know about running a fantastic Webelos program. This training is wonderful for collaborating with other dens and hearing best practices from around the council. Required training for the positions of Webelos Den Leader and Assistant.

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Boy Scout Basic Training Courses

Basic training courses should be completed by the following people in a Boy Scout Troop or Varsity Scout Team:

  • Scoutmaster & Assistants
  • Committee, Chair or Member

All Boy Scout Leader courses can be found using a link in my.scouting.org, or by clicking here.

Required Trainings

For Scoutmaster’s and Assistants, this training will introduce you to the boy-led method of Boy Scouting. Required training for the positions of Scoutmaster and Assistant. Note: will be available each week during Boy Scout Summer Camp at Camp Decorah.

Introduction to Outdoor Leaders Skills, this course will train you to effectively assist Scouts in learning outdoor requirements of Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class. Required for the positions of Scoutmaster and Assistant.

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Venturing Basic Training Courses

Basic training courses should be completed by the following people in a Venturing Crew or Sea Scout Ship:

  • Crew Advisor & Associates
  • Committee, Chair or Member

All Venturing Leader courses can be found using a link in my.scouting.org, or by clicking here.

Required Trainings

Venturing Leader Specific Training will introduce the Advisors to the world of Venturing. With young adult participants, the Venturing Advisers’ roles are much different than a Cub Scout or Boy Scout Leader.