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Why Should I Become a Trained Cub Scout Leader

Fall is a busy time for all of Scouting. With the influx of new Cub Scouts and volunteers following a successful School Night for Scouting, this is an opportune time to make sure all new Cub leaders are properly trained. All volunteers in the BSA are required to take Youth Protection Training and area also expected to take Position Specific Training. Success comes by doing a lot of little things right. Keeping our promise to youth that their participation in Scouting will be safe, engaging and fun is the primary role for all Scouting volunteers. Training is the first step in making sure that promise is kept.

  • Youth Protection Training (Required for Registration with BSA) - Informs the new leader of the BSA policies that are in place making Scouting one of the safest places for youth in our communities.
  • Position Specific Training - Teaches the best practices of successful leaders and provides the resources necessary for volunteers to successfully carry out their role as an adult leader in their unit.

Basic Trainings are Available Online

Trained leaders are better prepared, provide a better program to the youth, and spend significantly less time planning their meetings and looking for resources. All Cub Scout leader trainings can be taken online at your own pace at https://my.scouting.org or at one of several in-person trainings held throughout the council. Additional information on in-person trainings can be found at: http://training.northernstarbsa.org/default.aspx. These courses provide the basic skills and tools for you to be successful as a Cub Scout leader.

University of Scouting (Special Offer Below)

University of Scouting (UOS) is held twice annually and is the best place to address all of your training needs. The Fall UOS will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at St. Paul College from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Parking is free and the event includes lunch! From Position Specific and Youth Protection Trainings to running efficient Den Meetings and Pack Meeting Pizzaz, the University of Scouting is your "One Stop Shop" for all Cub Scout Leader Training! There is an extensive course catalog for you to choose classes from making it a customized day of training and learning.
  • Special Offer: All new Cub Scout leaders will receive 50% off of their registration fee for the 2017 Fall University of Scouting. Start your Scouting year off right and be a super leader!

    See related content on the right side of this page for more information and to register for The Fall University of Scouting.

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