Welcome to Scouting

Welcome and congratulations on becoming a new leader in the Cub Scout program of the Boy Scouts of America. This page is designed to give you a basic introduction to Scouting leadership, and also provide you with some tools to help you “be prepared” to serve your pack. Thank you for playing such a big part in helping the leaders of tomorrow!

How can I become a New Leader?

  • Fill out the adult leader application. Click here to download the application. Be sure to sign the Disclosure/Authorization Form inside the application. Give your completed application to a leader of the pack. The pack leadership will need to get your application approved by its Chartering Partner.

  • Create a MyScouting account. Go to www.my.scouting.org and click on “create an account” to get started.

  • Take Youth Protection Training within My.Scouting. Click on the logo “Take Youth Protection Training” link on the homepage. You must take this training before you can be registered as an adult leader. Be sure to print a copy of your completion certificate and give it to the Cub Pack leader.

What Training Courses do I Need as New Leader?

My Scouting/Training

Revisit www.my.scouting.org to complete all of your training requirements associated with your Scouting position. Below is a list of training that you may need to become a trained leader.

Basic Training for all Cub Leader Position

  1. Youth Protection Training is required for all leaders who have direct contact with youth. At all times, youth safety is the number one priority. At the same time, adults need to know the rules for keeping themselves safe, too. Comprehensive Youth Protection Training teaches all the do’s and don’ts of working with youth. 

  2. Leader Specific Training is based on the leader’s position. Cub Scout Leader Specific training has been developed for the following leadership positions: Tiger Cubs, Wolf Cubs, Bear Cubs, Webelos, Cubmaster, Pack Committee, Pack Trainer. Additionally, in order for a Cub Scout Pack to go camping; at least one adult going on the campout, must take Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO). BALOO is not available online, but only as a daylong group training that focuses on basic outdoor skills. A cost is involved for this training, and a meal is included. You will need to get a list of upcoming BALOO trainings from your District Training Chair.

All of the training above can be completed in a classroom setting or online at my.scouting.org. Training available throughout Middle Tennessee Council can be found here.

How is Cub Scouting Organized?
It is very important for new leader to understand the structure of Cub Scouting. Click here to view an organization chart for a Cub Scout pack and a more detailed description.

What are my Responsibilities?
Please select from the following choices that will guide you to the next step in your specific position


What do I need to be a new leader?
All of the resources below can be purchase at Middle Tennessee Council Scout Shops.

How to book: ideas for den and pack activities including crafts, games, nature activities, recipes, songs, skits, and more.

Tiger Den Leader: Tiger Den Leader Guide, Tiger Handbook, Tiger Advancement Chart

Wolf Den Leader: Wolf Den Leader Guide, Wolf Handbook, Wolf Advancement Chart

Bear Den Leader: Bear Den Leader Guide, Bear Handbook, Bear Advancement Chart

Webelos Den Leader: Webelos Den Leader Guide, Webelos Handbook, Webelos Advancement Chart

What resources are available for me in the Middle Tennessee Council?
Middle Tennessee Council Geography - Click here to view the map.
What does the uniform include?
Where is the Middle Tennessee Council Scout Shop?
The Do's and Don'ts of Scouting - What can I expect?

Where can I find support?
Click here then click your district's name for contact information relative to your area.

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Frequently Asked Questions from New Leaders


If a boy/girl joins as a Bear or Webelos, may he/she go back and earn previous ranks?
The simple answer is no. New Cub Scouts will first earn their Bobcat badge, regardless of age, and then being working on the rank appropriate to his/her den/grade level.

When a Cub Scout earns his Arrow of Light, may he/she immediately join a Scouts BSA troop?
Scouts BSA is available to boys/girls who have earned the Arrow of Light AND are at least 10 years of age. Meeting these two requirements makes a boy eligible to join a Scouts BSA troop.

I have just registered for an event at Boxwell Scout Reservation. How do I get there and do you have a map of the camp?
Click here for a map of Boxwell Scout Reservation and directions on how to get there.

Is Financial Assistance available for families?
In certain situations, financial assistance may be requested. You should contact your unit leader to inquire as to what funds may be available. They can follow up with professional staff as needed.


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