TrainingCub Scout Leader Basic Training

Cub Scout Leader Basic Training

Cub Scout Leader Basic Training consists of New LeaderEssentials and Leader Specific Training.


Trained Cub Scout leaders provide a quality, fun-filledprogram for boys. When leaders understand the whys and hows of CubScouting, they are more effective in their roles. Trained leaders know how touse the available resources to provide an exciting and worthwhile program forthe boys. Trained leaders also have confidence in carrying out their roles andresponsibilities. As a result, Cub Scouts receive a program designed to achieveScouting's aims of citizenship training, character development, and personalfitness.

The Two Parts of Basic Training

New Leader Essentials
New Leader Essentials is an introductory session that highlights the values,aims, history, funding, and methods of Scouting. It addresses how these aims andmethods are reached in an age-appropriate style within Cub Scouting, BoyScouting, Varsity Scouting, and Venturing. Videos, discussions, and hands-onreinforcement are presented during the 90-minute training session. Ideally, allunit-based volunteers—Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, and Venturingleaders—take this session at the same time, so they understand that they are allstriving for the same results with the youth they serve. Each leader completesNew Leader Essentials training only once.

Cub Scout Leader Specific Training
Tiger Cub den leaders, Cub Scout den leaders, Webelos den leaders, Cubmasters,and pack committee members can complete this training in one day or two or threeevenings. The leader is considered trained upon completion of New LeaderEssentials and the Leader Specific Training for that position.


New Leader Essentials book with CD-ROM, No. 34870
New Leader Essentials training video, AV-02V016
Cub Scout Leader Specific Training, No. 34875
Training pocket certificate, No. 33767

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