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.
Are You a New Leader?
Faith in God is the activity program for the worldwide Church and is meant to be used along with Scouting in the United States and Canada. If you are new to Scouting and are not sure where to begin, you could plan activities for your Scouts by using the Faith in God for Boys guidebook.
What Is the Cub Scout Leader's Responsibility for the Faith in God Award?
Where Scouting is authorized by the Church, Scout activities take the place of activity days for boys ages 8 through 11 (see Handbook 2, 11.5.3). Find ways to combine activities in the Faith in God guidebook with Cub Scout and 11-year old Scout activities. Many activities fulfill requirements in both programs.
How Do I Get Started?
- Fill out and submit a BSA registration form (this will include a criminal background check).
- Youth Protection Training is to be completed before service with youth begins and repeated every two years.
- Fast-Start Training is to be completed within the first month of service.
- Position-Specific Training for Cub Scouts and 11-year-old Scouts is to be completed during the first year of service.
- Ward Primary Presidency and Scouting
2.1 Stake Young Men and Primary presidencies also provide ongoing training and support for ward Young Men, Primary, and Scouting leaders. In addition, the BSA provides monthly roundtables to help leaders learn Scouting methods and skills; it also offers a variety of optional training courses such as Wood Badge, the Trainer’s EDGE, and others. Stake and ward budget allowance funds may be used for adult Scouting training.
- Den Leader (BSA)
- Cub Master (BSA)
- Pack Committee (BSA)
- Day Camp Guide for 11-Year-Old Scouts
- The Boy Scout Handbook (BSA)
- LDS-BSA Relationships
- A Century of Honor (website)
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