Every Cub Scout deserves a trained leader!
Chain Bridge District’s Leadership Training Committee is responsible for helping to train you, our adult volunteers, in the principles and methods of the BSA. We aim to give you the knowledge and resources needed to ensure that you can deliver a safe, high-quality program appropriate for each age group within Cub Scouting. Having a year-round calendar full of: fun and creative learning opportunities; activities focused on exploring and respecting the great outdoors; and a structured environment for our boys to challenge themselves through the Cub Scout advancement program, are all critical factors that help us improve the overall quality of Cub Scouting. These in turn lead to better retention, advancement, and participation by our youth in all that Scouting has to offer, with a higher level of boys crossing over into the Boy Scout Program.
Having a number of well-trained adults available with current BSA certifications for your programs is not just a ‘check the box’ exercise, but rather is the best way for your Pack to meet its program objectives. It is also a fundamental part of your Pack's Journey To Excellence (JTE) metrics, in order to qualify for the bronze, silver, or gold level of Quality Unit award. Make adult training an integral part of your Pack’s annual program plan, so that you will always have on hand a number of leaders with the right training qualifications to conduct all your activities.
The training information posted here is your primary resource for answering questions about what training the BSA requires for various types of Cub Scout activities, based on your specific registered position. It also includes announcements for what upcoming live training is available. For most live training courses, registration will be available online by going to the NCAC training calendar and selecting the training date and particular course you want.
Training Update Form
Here is a form you can use to update your training records.
Unit software (Troopmaster, etc.) is not linked into BSA National's training records (myscouting.org), nor to the NCAC's ScoutNet data base. So information shown in your Unit's records may very well not appear in reports generated by the NCAC. If training is missing, email CBD Leadership Training Chair Glen Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Training Calendar at a Glance
Here is a complete calendar through May 2012 that also includes offerings from other districts and our council. If you see an event you're interested in, you can usually find details on the NCAC calendar (check our district calendar for dates further ahead).
All Scouters are encouraged to create a MyScouting account and access online training through the MyScouting portal, so credit for this training will be recorded on their training record upon completion. Simply visit Here and follow the directions. You'll only need to do this once to open up a great online resource to support your Scouting efforts.
Youth Protection Training
Here is the official BSA Youth Protection (YP) Policy and Here is the YP Trainers Guide
NCAC Official Training Requirements
- Top Unit Leader Training: All future registered Top Unit Leaders (CM, SM, VA, VC, Skipper) preferably will be 100% fully trained PRIOR to registering in that position. If that cannot happen due to unforeseen circumstances, a Top Unit Leader should become 100% fully trained within three months of assuming that Top Unit Leader position.
- Direct Contact Leader Training: A Direct Contact Leader is defined as an Assistant Cubmaster, Den Leader, Assistant Den Leader, Assistant Scoutmaster, Associate Venturing Crew Advisor, Assistant Varsity Team Coach, or Sea Scout Mate. The NCAC goal is for all currently registered Direct Contact Leaders to be 100% fully trained. All future registered Direct Contact Leaders preferably will be 100% fully trained PRIOR to registering in that position. If that cannot happen due to unforeseen circumstances, a Direct Contact Leader should become 100% fully trained within three months of assuming that Direct Contact Leader position.
Training Rules in Guide to Safe Scouting and Tour Plan
Guide to Safe Scouting - The whole book! Tour Plan rules are Here.
Unit Training Coordinator Orientation
Here are a number of documents that will be useful for you.