Cub Scout Leader Training

Green_Trained_Patch.jpgLearn how to deliver a great Scouting program for the youth in your unit. You can take some courses online or attend classroom sessions taught by experienced leaders who provide real world experience to complement the professionally developed curriculum from BSA.

NEW! Online Training Update!

Check the Capitol Area Council website for current schedules and look for email notifications of special sessions. Or contact our District Training Chair, Bill Bryson, to have training brought to you.

Are you a “Trained” leader?

Cub Scout Leaders are considered trained when they have taken Youth Protection Training (YPT) and position-specific training (for Den Leaders, Cubmaster and Assistant Cubmasters, Pack Committee, etc.). Courses are available in both classroom or online versions.

Instructions for online access to Cub Scout Leader Training.

Training for Outdoors Program

Check the Council training page for current availability of these courses:

  • BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation): 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. You will learn BSA’s Cub Scout level camping policies and the necessary tools to help you carry out a successful camping experience. Completion of this course is mandatory for at least one adult on a Pack overnighter.
  • OWL (Outdoor Leadership Skills for Webelos Leaders): This course is designed to help Webelos leaders enhance the outdoor program for Webelos Scouts by teaching basic outdoor skills and skills needed to complete many of the Webelos activities. This course can be taught as a stand-alone experience but is often presented in conjunction with Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS).
Leadership Training

Wood Badge is the most elite training program offered by BSA for adult leaders in all Scouting programs. Wood Badge is for both new leaders and for those who have been around for a while. It is about enhancing your leadership skills through hands-on experience, helping you take those skills back to your unit and putting them to work where you serve.

Supplemental Training – online at
  • Climb on Safely
  • Safe Swim Defense
  • Safety Afloat
  • This is Scouting
  • Trek Safely
  • Weather Hazards