Your ONLINE CUB LEADERS RESOURCES
There is a wealth of recourses for unit volunteers, both new to Cub Scouting as well as ones who have been with the program for a while. Be sure to visit our Scout Shop on the I-10 Service road between Clearview and Causeway in Metairie to look through the abundance of material and literature available there.
But there is a lot of support you can use from your own home (or local library) computer. Your first stop might be the national BSA’s website:
I am a
There you will want to click on the VOLUNTEER tab followed by the TRAINING tab. The training tab will bring you to another set of options
This section 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. Many of the courses can be taken online. 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.
There are 3 courses that you need to pay specific attention to and complete as soon as possible.
Ø Cub Scout Leader Fast Start Training
Prior to running your first den or pack meeting, Cub Scout Leader Fast Start is the initial training course required for you to complete so that you may understand the fundamentals of the Cub Scouting program. There are separate fast start training courses for all Cub Scout leaders, catered to specific leadership roles in the pack
Ø Youth Protection Training
Youth Protection training is designed to help you keep our youth safe from abuse. You will learn the Boy Scouts of America’s Youth Protection Guidelines, signs of abuse, and how to report suspected abuse. After each section of material, you will answer questions about that section’s topic. This course must be completed to earn the “Trained” emblem.
Ø This Is Scouting
“This Is Scouting” provides an overview of the Scouting organization, including history, values, programs, Youth Protection, community involvement, and training. The module consists of six video sections, each followed by a brief quiz
Click on a link “Log in to MyScouting to take this course online”
· New to Scouting there is a link for you:
Ø · Pick a username and click “Check Availability" then Click “Next”
· Pick “I am NOT a Member” if you do not have your BSA membership number
(you can put this in later if you sign up as a “registered” Leader )
Ø · Enter your Name, Address, email address and Follow the instructions on the “Enter Your Profile Information” page to create an account
Ø · To complete account activation, click the link in the e-mail response you will receive shortly. This will take you to a web page to set a password
Must be 8-12 characters in length, Must include at least 1 numeric character(0-9), Must include at least 1 alpha character (A-Z)
Ø · Then use your new Username and password to logon to "MyScouting".
Ø · Then click on the "e-Learning" link on the left side of the page
Ø · On the "E-Learning Course Management System" page choose the "Cub Scout" tab and to get started, choose the Course you want to take.
Other resources can be found by:
Back on the Home page you will also see ScoutSource. By using that tab you will be directed to:
ScoutSource has been created to support the many volunteers who are so integral to the Scouting program. Within this section, you will find a one-stop shop for all of the resources available to assist you in your Scouting efforts..
We recommend you bookmark this location, or sign up for the RSS feed, as this section will be used to communicate directly with you about the new resources and opportunities that are available.
By choosing the Cub Scouts tab, you will have access to a huge collection of valuable resources. Many are in Adobe PDF format that can be printed directly from your printer.
Of the choices listed above for new Den leaders we recommend under the Den leader resource tab:
Program Ideas for Your First Month of Den Meetings, No. 510-232
If you are starting out with brand-new Cub Scouts, “Bobcats All” is the theme, and this little piece is pure gold. It is handy for new den leaders as well, making everything simple and straightforward. (8 pages)
Cub Scout Program Helps for New Den and Pack Leaders, No. 331-118
Perhaps the most essential document for new den leaders, this is their recipe book for three full months of den activity. The online edition covers all types of den plans for November 2009 through January 2010. (32 pages) These are available in a bound edition, for an entire year of program, through ScoutStuff.
2009–2010 Program Planning Insert, No. 13-34409
This is an especially helpful item in the annual Program Planning conference. The core is a planning chart that gives an individual leader the big picture of how den meetings should fit into advancement and the full year’s calendar of activities. (8 pages)
Welcome, New Den Leader, No. 510-231
A very basic primer for the brand-new leader, it contains an exhaustive list of literature and other resources. (6 pages)
In addition, in the same section you should see the tab for
New Leader Brochures
This series of brochures was designed to provide an at-a-glance orientation for new Cub Scout leaders.
Tiger Cub Den Leader (13-233) [PDF]
Cub Scout Den Leader (13-239) [PDF]
Webelos Den Leader (13-247) [PDF]
Cubmaster (13-237) [PDF]
Pack Committee Member (13-240) [PDF]
Welcome, New Den Leader(13-231) [PDF]
This brochure provides a quick overview of the Cub Scout program along with helpful information for new leaders.
Program Ideas for Your First Month of Den Meetings(13-232) [PDF]
If there are any new boys in your Wolf, Bear, or Webelos den, use these program ideas to help them earn their Bobcat badge, which every boy in Cub Scouting must complete.
The Pack's First Three Months (13-010) [PDF]
This brochure was developed to help leaders get a new or reorganized unit off to a great start. This brochure is also available in Spanish [PDF]
Cub Scouting Highlights(13-513)
This brochure provides an overview of all the resources available to you as a Cub Scout leader, including literature, training opportunities, special programs, areas of emphasis, and other tools for success.
One last stop –and yet it maybe one of the most important on the national website is
Cub Scout Program Helps
The annual Cub Scout Program Helps is such an important resource for Cub Scout leaders that it has often been called "the foundation for successful Cub Scouting." These program helps provide a detailed, easy-to-follow program to assist leaders in planning meetings.
For your convenience, an individual month's or the entire year's program helps may also be downloaded as Acrobat PDF files.
Cub Scout “Fast Tracks” is a simplified meeting plan that will be the norm next year. If you would like to present den meetings on a twice a month schedule instead of weekly; go to: http://www.scouting.org/sitecore/content/Home/CubScouts/FastTracks.aspx