Three Harbors Council, BSA
330 South 84th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53214-1468
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Cub Scout Leader Training

Training is available for all Cub Scout leaders - from Cubmasters to den leaders to committee members.


When am I Considered Trained?

Being a "trained" Cub Scout leader includes two main requirements: Youth Protection and position-specific training.

Youth Protection Training

All adults in ANY position in Scouting must complete Youth Protection training. Youth Protection is also highly recommended for any Scout parents or adults who may assist at the pack or den level, even if they are not registered. Youth Protection training must be completed every two years in order to remain valid. Training can be done online at, or it can be completed in a group setting. Learn more about Scouting's Youth Protection guidelines and its barriers to abuse at

Position-Specific Training

Each adult leader position in Cub Scouting has its own specialized training to get you on the fast track to leading an energetic group of Scouts! These basic training courses can be taken online at See below for a list of position-specific training available for Cub Scout leaders. 
  • Cubmaster and Assistant Cubmaster
    • Cubmaster and Assistant Cubmaster Position-Specific Training
  • Den Leader
    • Den Leader Position-Specific Training
  • Pack Committee Chair and Committee Members
    • Pack Committee Challenge



    What's Next?

    Go beyond the basics to learn more about Scouting and how to be an effective Cub Scout leader! Some courses are available online while others are available in-person.

    Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation - BALOO

    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. BALOO is an instructor-led course which is conducted at the Council level. BSA's Cub Scout level camping policies will be taught along with the necessary tools to help units carry out a successful camping experience. Completion of this course is mandatory for at least one adult on a pack overnighter.


    Some courses are available in the e-Learning section of A login is required, but anyone may create a user account and view the courses. Registered members of the BSA may provide their member numbers (as part of the user profile) to receive credit.
    These include:
    • Safe Swim Defense
    • Safety Afloat
    • Weather Hazards
    • Climb On Safely
    • Trek Safely

    Advanced Leader Training Courses

    Advanced-level training is available for Scouters who want to get the most out of their Scouting experience for the benefit of the youth they lead.
    Learn more about advanced training courses available to Cub Scout leaders, including:
    • Wood Badge
    • Lord Baden-Powell University of Scouting
    • STEM Nova Counselor or Supernova Mentor training

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