GNFC - TrainingCub Scout Training

Cub Scout Training Requirements

To earn the Trained leader emblem, all new leaders MUST complete the following basic training:

Training requirements vary depending on your position:

Training is available locally from District training personnel and ONLINE using interactive training modules provided by the Boys Scouts of America.

Training topics noted (L) below are available locally.  Topics marked (O) indicate ONLINE training modules.

  • Check the Upcoming Cub Scout Activities & Events list on the right side of this page to see when specific local Cub Scout training sessions are scheduled.
  • Visit and take relevant BSA ONLINE training.
    Need help setting up a MyScouting ID?  Follow these instructions >

When creating an online profile, please use the SAME name you used on your adult application.  This will append your training to your existing record.  Contact your unit leader if you don’t recall how you entered your name on the application.

Den Leader/Assistant Den Leader Training

  • Youth Protection (O)
  • Den Leader Specifics (varies by Den type) (L) (O)

Cubmaster/Assistant Cubmaster Training

  • Youth Protection (O)
  • Cubmaster/Pack Leader Specifics (L) (O)

Pack Committee Chair/Member Training

  • Youth Protection (O)
  • Pack Committee Specifics (L) (O)

Supplemental Cub Scout Leader Training

  • Physical Wellness (O)
  • This is Scouting Orientation (O)
  • Fast Start (O)
  • Safe Swim Defense (L) – contact Army Leonetti for details) (O)
  • Safety Afloat (L) – contact Army Leonetti for details) (O)
  • Weather Hazards (O)

NOTE: Previously trained leaders changing leadership roles must also take the Position-specific training for their new position.

Details About Supplemental Training

Information on other courses offered for leaders and eligible Scouts >

Additional Information

Find specific ONLINE training topic(s) > 
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Upcoming Cub Scout Activities & Events

The training sessions listed below are local (L) sessions.


View or print a list of all GNFC Training Activiies and Events >

Information for Experienced Leaders


GNFC Training Contacts

GNFC Training Chairman
Darlene Kihlberg - (716) 946-3557

GNFC Training Staff Advisor
Jim Battaglia - (716) 512-6204

GNFC Training Chairs
Red Jacket: 
Ron Krawczyk - (716) 435-5083

Onondaga: Bob Blatz - (716) 445-5406 

Polaris: Dave Sepulveda

Buffalo: Vacant




Greater Niagara Frontier Council #380, Boy Scouts of America, 2860 Genesee Street, Buffalo, NY 14225
Service Center Hours:  Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM - Phone (716) 891-4073 - Fax (716) 891-4008
Scout Shop Hours:  Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM; Tuesday 9:00 AM to 7:30 PM;
Every Saturday 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM - Phone (716) 891-1689 - Fax (716) 891-1910