Where Do I Begin?
First, enlist the Lord's help in gaining a testimony of Scouting; make it a matter of prayer. The following two links will help you to grow in your understanding of the Scouting program and how it contributes to the work of the Lord.
Step #2 - Registration and Training
If you are a new Cub Scout Leader, 11 Year-Old Scout Leader, Ward Leader or Stake Leader click on your various assignment and then select "Become an Official Scout Leader."
Complete the application and Youth Protection training.
Then submit your application and training certificate to your committee chair.
Cub Scout leaders should then return to the above link to complete "Fast Start Training" and the "Training Required for Your Position." Please take some time to expand the other menus on the LDS-BSA New Leaders site for keeping up to date on LDS Scouting, Helpful Links, and What's Next.
Step #3 - Manuals
Become familiar with the content of these manuals from the church. These manuals should be something that you continually refer to throughout your calling.
Faith in God For Boys
Step #4 - Go to Work
Handbooks have the information you will need to run a successful program. These are the "How to..." books on Scouting. You will need these resources to get started.
Cub Scout Leader Book (the how-to book for administering the Cub Scout program)
Den Leader Guides- sample here
Pack Meeting Plans- available only online
The Cub Scout Leader Book, Den Leaders Guides, supplementary materials and youth handbooks can be purchase at local Scout shops, through Scoutstuff.org or on Amazon.com and are available in hard copy or digital form.
Step #5 - Know the Program
Leaders should spend time exploring the Den Leader Guides to learn what is needed for Scouts to advance and discover the many opportunities to develop skills and earn recognition. Cubmasters and committee/advancement chairs would do well to be educated on the requirements for Wolf, Bear and Webelos/Arrow of Light so as to be able to implement activities that will help with advancement at pack activities. An overview of each of the guides is available in the Den Leader Guide Sampler.
Take it a step and a time enjoy the journey!
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A successful Scout program requires leaders who have a testimony of the gospel, time to serve, tenure in their callings, and training in BSA policies and practices. MORE