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Welcome to Cub Scouting! cub scout logo

Welcome to Cub Scouting! You have the opportunity to significantly influence boys and help them explore a wonderful adventure. We are here to help. To provide the best adventure in Scouting, we believe that Cub Scout leaders should be trained.

To be a trained” Cub Scout leader you need:

This is Scouting

“This is Scouting,” is a new course for all adult volunteers. The hour-long program—available in the BSA’s Online Learning Center—introduces participants to the following six areas of the Scouting program:

  • Mission, vision and values
  • Programs for all ages and abilities
  • Scouting is fun
  • Scouting in the community
  • Protecting our youth
  • Scouting’s legacy

“This is Scouting” is available online at

You can expect to see a short, action-packed, and informative video for each of the six modules listed above. At the end of each video, you’ll be asked to answer a few basic questions to test your comprehension. Once you’re done, you’ll get a certificate of completion and be on your way to enjoying the Scouting program to its fullest.

Cub Scout Leader Fast Start

This is the first step toward training for any volunteer new to Cub Scouting. This course should be taken immediately after you register but before you begin youth activities. The course introduces the aims and purposes of the Boy Scouts of America’s foundational program, and then zeroes in on the job. Subsections of the course will brief anyone new to the job of Tiger Cub leader, Den Leader, Webelos Den Leader, or Cubmaster. Also covered are the standard parts of the meeting and information as to where additional resources can be found. This program typically takes no more than an hour to complete. Those taking it on-line for credit in local council records must provide their official BSA member ID number as part of their user profile.

Cub Scout Leader Fast Start Training is available online at

Online Training!

Cub Scout Leader required training courses are now available online at: 

Select additional Cub Scout leader training opportunities from the Training menu at the top of the page: BALOO, OWL, and more.