What Makes a Trained Leader?
Adult leaders are considered “trained” and eligible to
wear the official Trained emblem once they have completed
the four basic training requirements outlined below.
Cub Scout Leader Fast Start Training . . .
There are separate Fast Start training courses for each Cub Scout leader position. You will learn your specific responsibilities, how to keep your meetings fun and exciting, and other resources to assist you in planning your den meetings. Estimated time to complete: 45 minutes.
Youth Protection Training . . .
Youth Protection training is designed to help you keep our youth safe from abuse. You will learn the Boy Scouts of America’s Youth Protection Guidelines, signs of abuse, and how to report suspected abuse. Estimated time to complete: 40 minutes.
This Is Scouting . . .
This Is Scouting provides an overview of the Scouting organization, including history, values, programs, Youth Protection, community involvement, and training. Estimated time to complete: 50 minutes.
Position Specific Training . . .
Leader Position Specific Training is offered based on the leader’s position. These courses can also be taken in person, taught by informed trainers who know how to engage groups and make learning fun and are offered by our district. Look for dates in the Legend (district newsletter available at Roundtable).
Safe Swim Defense and Hazardous Weather training are both required (for at least one adult leader) before applying for a tour permit. Safe Swim Defense is also required if you are holding any BSA activity in, or near, a body of water, including a swimming pool.
There is always more to learn in Scouting, and the more training you receive, the better program you can offer the boys. These will get you off to a great start, and there is still more training available to help as you progress in Scouting.
These six trainings are offered online at the
BSA Online Learning Center: www.scouting.org/Training.
(As of June 20, 2010)