Leader Training
To ensure a well run program and the safety of the boys, the BSA and the Baltimore Area Council require cub scout leaders to receive training for the jobs that they do.
What courses are required of which leaders?
All volunteers, regardless of position, must take Youth Protection Training (YPT), which is offered both online and in the classroom. Follow this link for more information.
Being a trained leader in the Boy Scouts of America means you have completed:
  • Youth Protection Training (Good for two years online or three years in person)
  • This Is Scouting
  • Position Specific Fast Start Training – Cubmaster, Den Leader, etc.
  • Position Specific Training – Cubmaster, Den Leader, etc.
Some of the basic courses are available online, at the BSA online learning center

If you want to take one of these online courses you will need to do the following:

        1. Create an online learning center account
        2. Enter your 8-digit BSA ID Number when creating this account (or add it later) in order to facilitate the correct recording of your training
        3. If you don't know your BSA ID Number, contact Lori Rudolph
        4. Complete the required training for your position (Volunteer, Den Leader, Cubmaster, etc.)
        4. Please send a copy of your training certificate to
Lori Rudolph, so we have a local record to show our compliance with BSA rules

Upcoming Classes
Various classes are scheduled throughout the year at both the District and the Council level. They are usually offered on weekends or on weeknights and most don't take more than a few hours. 
    Upcoming training opportunities in National Pike District (the name of the Howard County District) and contact information.
    Upcoming training opportunities in the Baltimore Area Council for cub scout leaders.