Training shows new leaders how to do their jobs and allows for an interchange of ideas with more experienced leaders. Every Cub Scout deserves qualified, trained leaders who will provide the best program possible, the way it is intended. Trained leaders ensure that the goals of Cub Scouting are met. The leadership training program of the Boy Scouts of America and as presented by the Northern Star Council provides this information and helps leaders become confident in carrying out their responsibilities.
Cub Scout Leader Fast Start
As the first step in the training continuum, Fast Start Training is meant to provide all the information and resources for new leaders to conduct their first meeting, along with guidance for the meetings that follow.
Basic Leader Training
New Leader Essentials and position-specific training—is designed to prepare to all adult leaders in Cub Scouting to become effective in their roles.
Wood Badge is advanced training in leadership skills for all adults in BSA programs.
Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders
Designed specifically for Webelos den leaders and their assistants, this course teaches outdoor-related skills through demonstration and hands-on practice.
Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)
Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation is a one-day training event that introduces the skills needed to plan and conduct pack outdoor activities.
Youth Protection Training
Every leader in Cub Scouting should complete Youth Protection training, which provides essential information about working with youth.
Monthly roundtables provide an opportunity for leaders within the district to share ideas in an ongoing learning experience.
University of Scouting
The UoS is a "convention" for pack leaders that provides an opportunity to attend sessions addressing various facets of the Cub Scout program.
The BSA Online Learning Center provides a variety of materials, from quick references to complete courses, all designed to help our members improve leadership skills and deliver a quality program.