Adult Leader Training—Cub Scout Training

Adult leaders undergo training so they can efficiently, effectively and safely lead Cub Scouts and Webelos in their efforts. Components of the Cub Scout adult leader training program include:

Youth Protection

The Piedmont Council places the highest importance on protection of our youth. This online course covers the BSA’s Youth Protection policies, kinds of abuse, signs of abuse, how to respond to disclosure of abuse, and proper reporting procedures. It does so by taking you through situations that require choices and produce consequences.

Fast Start

Each program gives leaders information on planning and conducting their first meeting, and even demonstrates one they can use. Four segments are available:

  • Tiger Cub Den Leader
  • Wolf/Bear Cub Scout Leader
  • Webelos Den Leader
  • Cubmaster

Basic Leader Training

Basic Leader Training comprises two parts: “This is Scouting” (90 minutes) for all unit-level leaders and Leader Specific Training, which is based on the leader’s unit level position:

  • Tiger Cub Den Leaders (2 hours 35 minutes)
  • Cub Scout Den Leaders (2 hours 40 minutes)
  • Webelos Den Leaders (2 hours 55 minutes)
  • Cubmasters and Assistants (2 hours and 40 minutes)

This training is offered by the Piedmont Council and other nearby councils. For information on dates and times, please check the council calendar or contact the Piedmont Scout Service Center for more information.


Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) is a one-day training event that introduces leaders and parents to the skills needed to plan and conduct pack outdoor activities, particularly pack camping. It is required for any adult who is in charge of planning a pack campout.

Wood Badge is the ultimate in leadership training for adult Scout leaders.

The Philmont Scout Ranch ( offers a number of short and long training programs for adult leaders, all set in the wilds of New Mexico. Bring your family for an affordable week of outdoor activity. The Ranch offers child care and day camp activities for your kids, while you training in the morning and enjoy family time in the afternoon.

Similarly, regional Pow-wows, usually organized for the summer, include training modules for adult leaders. Contact the Piedmont Scout Service Center for information about upcoming Pow Wows in the area.

Packs that meet a number of quality criteria can earn the Quality Unit Award, and patches for each member of the Pack in addition to a banner for the unit flagpole.