Training is an important part of learning to become an effective leader. The important Scouting position you hold will be easier and more effective once you develop the skills necessary to deliver a quality Scouting program every Scout desires. Every Scout deserves a trained leader.

Youth Protection Training

The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members. To maintain such an environment, the BSA developed numerous procedural and leadership selection policies and provides parents and leaders with resources for the Cub ScoutsScouts BSAVenturing, and Sea Scouts programs.

Youth Protection Training (YPT) is required for all new registered leaders and must be retaken every two years to maintain registration. YPT is designed to help keep our youth safe from abuse. Participants will learn the Boy Scouts of America’s youth protection guidelines, signs of abuse, and how to report suspected abuse. Every registered leader must take Youth Protection Training online at 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.

Youth Protection Training is Required

  • Youth Protection training is required for all BSA registered volunteers.

  • Youth Protection training must be taken every two years. If a volunteer’s Youth Protection training record is not current at the time of recharter, the volunteer will not be reregistered.

Take YPT Online

Cub Scout Leader Training

As a Cub Scout leader, and a mentor for the youth in our community, you will find Scouting to be a fun and exciting program for you and your Scouts. The training program of the Boy Scouts of America will provide you with all the basic tools needed to be successful in your leadership position, along with continual opportunities to refine your skills, as you become comfortable in delivering a quality Cub Scouting program.

Cub Scout Leader Basic Training

Cub Scout leaders are considered trained and eligible to wear the official Trained emblem once they have completed:

1. Youth Protection Training online at, and
2. Leader Specific Training for their position:

  • Den Leader Position-Specific Training
  • Pack Committee Challenge – Pack Committee Position-Specific Training
  • Cubmaster and Assistant Cubmaster Position-Specific Training

3. Hazardous Weather Training online at

Basic Leader Training Course Descriptions:

Cub Scout Leader Training provides the specialized knowledge a new leader needs to assume a leadership role. Cub Scout Leader Training provides the specialized knowledge a new leader needs to assume a leadership role. The Den Leader Position-Specific Training course provides Cub Scout den leaders with the basic information they need to conduct successful den meetings. The Cubmaster and Assistant Position-Specific Training course is intended to provide Cubmasters and assistant Cubmasters with the basic information they need to conduct successful pack meetings. The purpose of the Pack Committee Challenge – Pack Committee Position-Specific Training is to familiarize pack committee members with the various responsibilities of the individual members of the committee as well as the committee as a whole. The goal is to help each pack committee work as a team to improve the Scouting experience for adult and youth members. These trainings are offered online at and taught by the district training team.

Hazardous Weather Training. Weather conditions are an important factor in any outdoor Scouting activity. The online training is designed to help participants plan and prepare for hazardous weather.