All leaders in Pack 303 MUST be fully trained for their position. All Cub Scout training is available online and is extremely easy to complete!


If you need assistance contact our Pack Trainer listed on the Leaders page.

To register for and complete your Cub Scout Leader BSA courses online visit:


For Council training opportunities visit:

For District training opportunities visit:



What Makes a Trained Leader?
For a Cub Scout Leader to be considered fully trained — and wear a “trained” patch — they must complete the folowing training:

  • Youth Protection Training (Online)
  • This is Scouting (Online)
  • Fast Start Training (Online)
  • Position Specific Training (Online): Cubmaster and Assistant Cubmaster, Committee Chair / Pack Committee, Pack Trainer, Tiger Cub Den Leader and Assistant Den Leaders, Wolf / Bear Den Leader and Assistant Den Leaders, Webelos Den Leader and Assistant Den Leader)

Youth Protection Training:
Youth Protection training is required for all leaders who have direct contact with youth. At all times, youth safety is the number one priority. At the same time, adults need to know the rules for keeping themselves safe, too. Comprehensive Youth Protection training teaches all the do’s and don’ts of working with youth. The training is offered through the Online Learning Center , or it may be taken as part of an district or council training course.

This is Scouting:
This Is Scouting is a new online training session that replaces New Leader Essentials. It picks up when Fast Start leaves off with six modules of training: The Mission of Scouting, Programs for All ages, Scouting Is Fun, Scouting in the Community, Keeping Our Youth Safe, and Scouting’s Legacy. The training can be completed online.

Fast Start Training:
Fast Start training is the first step for all new leaders and should be taken immediately after they register and before they meet with any youth members. New leaders choose the Fast Start they need to take: Cub Scout Leader, Boy Scout Leader, Varsity Scout Leader, or Venturing Crew Leader. All Fast Start courses can be completed through the Online Learning Center. (If you are new to Scouting, you will be asked to create an account.)

Cub Scout Position Specific Training:
Leader position specific training is based on the leader’s position. These position specific courses are available online and must be completed for each new position.

OWL (Outdoor Webelos Leader Training):
This two-day, overnight training course is for anyone who will be working with Webelos Scouts. This training is required for a Webelos den to go on an overnight. The training helps leaders become familiar with the Naturalist, Forester, Geologist, and Outdoorsman activity badges. Also covered is first aid, fire building, ropes and knots, tent selection, cooking and much more! This training is offered through the District or Council.

BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation):
One person must be BALOO trained to take Cub Scouts camping. Leaders and parents interested in helping their Pack with planning and execution of Pack camping trips should attend this training. This training is offered through the District or Council.

Other training available to Scouters …

This is a monthly get-together of all Leaders, Assistants, Committee Members, and involved parents who want to help their Unit Committee get the best resources, activities and up to date information on upcoming events in the District and Council. Join a network of seasoned Scouters that have a wide resource of experience for the “new” leader.
Round Table is offered monthly on the first Thursday of each month. The Cub Scout Roundtable Commissioner is really a cool guy…

University of Scouting:
A multitude of specialty sessions to help you gain new skills and abilities to become the very best Scout Leader possible. Experienced Scout Leaders from across the Council make up the staff. They are all volunteers, just like you, and they want to help you. There are courses for all types of Scout Leaders – Cub Scout College, Boy Scout College, and College of General Studies. This training is offered every year, typically in the Fall & Spring.

Fall 2018 University of Scouting

Fall 2018 University of Scouting will take place on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 8:00AM-4:00PM at Saint Paul College.

Safe Swim Defense:
Before a BSA group may engage in swimming activities of any kind, a minimum of one adult leader must complete Safe Swim Defense training, have a commitment card with them, and agree to use the eight defenses in this plan. This training is offered through the BSA Online Learning Center.

Safety Afloat:
Safety Afloat has been developed to promote boating and boating safety and to set standards for safe unit activity afloat. Before a BSA group may engage in an excursion, expedition, or trip on the water (canoe, raft, sailboat, motorboat, rowboat, tube, or other craft), adult leaders for such activity must complete Safety Afloat Training, have a commitment card with them, and be dedicated to full compliance with all nine points of Safety Afloat. This training is offered through the BSA Online Learning Center.

Wood Badge:
Wood Badge combines a leadership development program with the opportunity to sharpen personal outdoor/camping skills, open to all Scout Leaders who meet minimum requirements. The leadership skills one learns in Wood Badge are not only applicable to Scouting, but also to the growth of the individual and the roles in life they fill, professionally and at home. To the Scout Leader, Wood Badge often makes the difference between offering a mere form of entertainment — or providing a program which will have a profound influence on the lives of boys and girls.


Archery Range Master Safety training.