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Boy Scouts of America, Denver Area Council

New Den Leader Resources

It takes a countless number of individuals to make Scouting a positive experience for everyone involved, and it is crucial that new leaders have tools to implement a quality program. Please utilize the resources below to ensure a positive experience for all.

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Cub Scout Leader Training

What makes a well-trained Cub Scout Leader? Four training modules, available online at My.Scouting.org does. Group training in the districts or councils is also available. 

Youth Protection Training

Youth Protection Training (YPT) is required for all Scouting leaders who have direct contact with youth. It is recommended for parents of all youth as well. YPT teaches appropriate behavior when working with youth. YPT is available online at My.Scouting.org, as well as through district/council trainings.

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Leaders may immediately begin training after registering as a leader and before meeting with youth members. There is a course specific to the Cub Scout program and available online at My.Scouting.org.

Position-Specific Training

Hands-on training is available to teach leaders how to run meetings and work with youth. Training is based on the leader’s position, including Cub Scout leaders, assistants, pack committee, and pack trainers. Training is available at My.Scouting.org , as well as by the district or council.

A direct-contact Scout leader is considered fully trained and entitled to wear the trained leader emblem once they have completed the required training courses. There are always more training opportunities available! 

Outdoor Skills Training for Cub Scout Leaders

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) is a one-day training event that introduces Cub Scout leaders and parents to the skills needed to plan and conduct pack outdoor activities, particularly pack camping. It is offered through your district or the council

Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders

Training is designed specifically for Webelos den leaders and their assistants and teaches outdoor-related skills and activity badge instruction through demonstration and hands-on practice. Webelos den leaders should attend this training before conducting Webelos overnight camping with the youth and parents in the den. Group training by the council is also available. 

Supplemental Training Modules for Cub Scout Leaders

Wood Badge

  • Advanced training in leadership skills
  • Available to all leaders in Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Varsity Scouts, and Venturers, as well as council and district Scouters
  • Offered through the council