CCC - TrainingCub Scouts


Cubmaster - Training

Everything that the Cubmaster does is aimed at helping the individual scout.


Qualifications:  Is at least 21 years old and is registered as an adult leader of the BSA with current Youth Protection Training.  Should be a leader who is able to communicate well with adults as well as youth.  Should be able to delegate responsibilities and set a good example through behavior, attitude, and uniform.  Preferably a member of the Chartered Organization.

Training:  Cubmaster & Assistant Cubmaster (

Required Courses to be Position Trained

Youth Protection Training

Before the 1st Meeting

  • The Cubmaster (SCO_225)
  • Leading Pack Meetings (SCO_226)
  • How Dens & Packs Work (SCO_210)
  • Effective Leadership (SCO_209)

First 30 Days

  • Cub Scouting Purposes (SCO_200)
  • Cub Scouting Ideas (SCO_202)
  • The Methods of Cub Scouting (SCO_204)
  • Cub Scout Advancement (SCO_214)
  • Advancement Recognition & Recording (SCO_216)
  • The Pack Committee (SCO_219)
  • Working with Parents & Families (SCO_205)
  • Selecting Leaders (SCO_218)
  • Core Resources for Leaders (SCO_217)

Position Trained

  • Nine Elements of Effective Planning (SCO_222)
  • Annual Program Planning (SCO_227)
  • Monthly Planning (SCO_223)
  • Year Round Fun (SCO_201)
  • Working with Youth - Overview (SCO_224)
  • Den Chief Roles & Responsibilities (SCO_230)
  • Pack Funding (SCO_228)
  • Cub Scout Uniform (SCO_211)
  • Cub Scout Insignia (SCO_213)
  • Leader Uniform (SCO_212)
  • Supplemental Leader Resources (SCO_206)
  • Scoutings Organizational Structure (SCO_220)
  • Other Awards Cub Scouts Can Earn (SCO_215)

Additional Training Available:


STEM Orientation 

STEM Nova Counselor

Safe Swim Defense

Safety Afloat

Weather Hazard 


Responsibilities:  The Cubmaster’s responsibilities are to:

  • Complete Cubmaster Position Trained requirements and attend monthly roundtables.
  • Plan and help carry out the Cub Scout program in the pack according to the policies of the BSA.  This includes leading the monthly pack meeting, with the help of other leaders.
  • With the pack committee, develop and execute a year-round recruitment plan for recruiting youth into Cub Scouting.
  • Know about and use the appropriate and available literature, including the Den & Pack Meeting Resource Guide, the Webelos Leader Guide, and this resource.
  • See that the pack program, leaders, and Cub Scouts positively reflect the interests and objectives of the chartered organization and the BSA. 
  • Work with the pack committee on program ideas, selection and recruiting adult leaders, and establishing a budget plan.
  • Guide and support den leaders.  See that they receive the required training for their positions.
  • Help organize and encourage graduation into a Boy Scout troop by establishing and maintaining good relationships with Boy Scout troops.
  • Maintain good relationships with parents and guardians.  Seek their support and include them in activities.
  • See that the Cub Scouts receive a quality, year-round program filled with fun and activities that qualify the dens and pack for the National Summertime Pack Award.
  • See that the responsibilities specified for the assistant Cubmaster are carried out.
  • Help the pack committee chair conduct the annual pack program planning conference and the monthly pack leaders’ meetings.
  • Work as a team with the pack committee chair to cultivate, educate, and motivate all pack leaders and parents or guardians in Cub Scouting.
  • Take part in the charter review meeting and annual charter presentation ceremony.
  • Request den chiefs for all Cub Scout dens and, after selection, see that they are trained.  Recognize the den chiefs at pack meetings.
  • Conduct impressive advancement, recognition, and graduation ceremonies.  For Webelos ceremonies, involve Scoutmasters and other Boy Scout leaders.
  • Meet with the unit commissioner, Webelos den leader, and Scoutmaster to establish plans for the Webelos Scout’s’ transition to Boy Scouting.
  • Encourage high advancement standards from all Cub Scouts.
  • Help bring families together at joint activities for Webelos dens (or packs) and Boy Scout troops.
  • Support the policies of the BSA.