Leaders Corner

Cub Scouts Pack 1011 - Indiana, PA

The one stop shop for all scouting resources.

Laurel Highlands Council



What's required to be a scout leader?

Leaders are selected based on individual merit. Adult leaders must possess the moral, educational, and emotional qualities that the BSA deems necessary for positive leadership to youth. They must also:

  • Abide by the Scout Oath, Scout Law, and Scouter Code of Conduct. The Scouter Code of Conduct can be found here.

  • Subscribe to the precepts of the Declaration of Religious Principle.

  • Reside within the USA or a U.S. territory, or be a U.S. citizen residing outside of the USA.

  • Be 21 years of age or older for primary leadership positions.

  • Be 18 years of age or older for assistant leadership positions.

  • Complete Youth Protection Training (YPT) before application is processed and renew training as required by going to the training link above and creating an account.

  • Review the disclosure information related to the BSA's background check process and complete and sign the Background Check Authorization form.

  • Take leader position-specific training found at the training link above. For a list of required position-specific training click here.

  • Obtain copies of the appropriate clearances including:

Is there training available for leaders?

Yes. There is training specific to each position which is required to be completed. In addition, there are other trainings available to be able to perform other functions. These are generally offered at the council level. These include trainings such as Wood Badge Training and Baloo Training.

I need scoutbook help. Where can I go?

If you login to Scoutbook, there is a help section. If you are having trouble with scoutbook and need more help (or can't find what you're looking for), please contact Jen Hoffman or Jess Tanaka for assistance.