Cub Scout Leader Resources

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MeritBadge.Org offer a wide range of Cub Scout Leader Resources including Fast Tracks
and the Den Leader Getting Started Guide.


Official BSA publications

Cub Scout Resources
New Leader Brochures: Tiger Wolf/Bear Webelos Cubmaster
Applications & Reports: Youth Application Adult Leader Application Advancement Report Uniform
Online Training: New Leader Youth Protection Training Safe Swim Defense Safety Afloat
Safety Guides: Guide to Safe Scouting Safe Swim Defense Safety Afloat Climb On Safely
Other: Permission Slip Fundraising
Medical Exam Forms: Annual Health and Medical Record Age-Appropriate Guidelines More forms…

Fast Tracks

Fast Tracks is a series of den meeting plans (two den meetings per month) designed to be used in conjunction with the youth handbooks. By following the these plans, active Scouts can earn their Tiger, Wolf, Bear, or Webelos rank by February, usually in time for the Blue & Gold Banquet. After these meetings, Scouts continue to meet to work on other electives, Belt Loops and Pins, and other Cub Scout Awards through the rest of the year. All Cub Scouts must first earn their Bobcat Badge.

Use the Fast Tracks as-is or as a resource for your own meeting plans. MeritBadge.Org offers a wealth of other resources to get you started, Belt Loop and Pin Worksheets and Cub Scout Monthly Themes with Program Helps! Also see the Fast Tracks FAQ.

CubTrax Spreadsheets

The Trax Spreadsheets are a collection of FREE spreadsheets developed by Frank Steele of Troop 615, Coastal District, Bay Area Council of League City, TX. They are for use by Scouters to keep track of advancements, awards, training, and even popcorn sales. Most are available in versions for both Microsoft Excel and OpenOffice Calc.

The following Trax Spreadsheets are available for use at the Cub Scout level:

TigerTrax: Covers the Tiger Totem, the Tiger badge, Bobcat, and Tiger Electives.

WolfTrax: Covers Bobcat and The Wolf Badge, and Arrow Points.

BearTrax: Bobcat badge, The Bear Badge, and Arrow Points.

WebelosTrax: Covers The Webelos Scout badge, Arrow of Light, All Webelos Activity Badges, and Bobcat.

CubPatchesTrax: Covers the National awards and patches, including: BSA Family Award, Conservation Good Turn Award, Crime Prevention, Donor Awareness Patch, Emergency Preparedness Award, Historic Trails Award, International Activity Badge, Internet Scout Award, Interpreter Strip, Leave No Trace, Outdoor Activities, Physical Fitness Award, Recruiter Strip, Religious Emblems, Summertime Activities, US Heritage, and World Conservation Award, plus room for you to add up to 4 of your own regional awards.

BeltLoop&PinTrax: Covers all Academic & Sports Belt Loops & Pins

RecordTrax: This spreadsheet is intended to be your permanent record summary sheet for keeping Track of Den Records over the years. At the end of their Cub Scout careers, trying to remembering who earned the World Conservation Award as a Bear and who didn't, as well as exactly how many silver arrow points each kid in your den earned as a Wolf becomes very important when it is time to create their Career Arrows. This is the sheet you keep and update as the years go by.

EventTrax: Helps keep track of attendance at various Scouting events. Cub Scout leaders need to keep track of attendance at Summertime Activities, and District Events. They may also want to keep track of who attended Raingutter Regattas, and Pinewood Derbies, etc.

Cub Scout Pack Organization Chart

Pack Org Chart
Chartered Organization
Chartered Organization
Local Council
Pack Trainer
Pack Committee
Assistant Cubmaster(s)
Tiger Cub Den Leader
Cub Scout Den Leader
Webelos Den Leader
Assistant Den Leaders
Adult Partner(s)*
Assistant Den Leader(s)
Asst. Webelos Leader(s)
Cub Scout Den Chief
Webelos Den Chief
Tiger Den
Wolf Den/Bear Den
Webelos Den


(*): Each Tiger Cub must be accompanied by his Adult Partner at all activities.

Additional notes
  • A Pack of 20 to 45 Scouts will typically have five dens: Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos 1, and Webelos 2.
  • Larger Packs may have more than one den at a level.
  • Smaller Packs of 9 to 19 Scouts will typically have three dens: Tiger, Wolf/Bear, and Webelos 1/2.

Cub Scout Leader Awards

Recognition awards are available to Cub Scout leaders who complete training, tenure, and performance requirements. These awards are presented by the local council. All of the awards require the completion of Fast Start Training, Basic Leader Training for the position, Youth Protection training, and participation in roundtables or a pow wow or University of Scouting. Some require additional supplemental training. One or two years of registered service in the appropriate position is a requirement for each award, and tenure used for one award may not be used for another.

Leader Outdoor Training Links

Online or classroom Leader Training

Youth Protection training (YPT) is required for all BSA registered volunteers and must be retaken every two years. Some councils and units may require more frequent (e.g., annual) retaking of YPT). Check with your local council and unit to find out what their policies are.

In addition to YPT, registered adults should complete the following courses online at

  • Before the First Meeting
  • First 30 Days
  • Position Trained

Other training opportunities: RoundtableUniversity of ScoutingThe Trainer's EDGEpow wow

Outdoor Leader Training

In addition to fulfilling other requirements, some unit leaders need outdoor-specific training.

Other outdoor-related links

See also

Cub Scout Leader portal

MeritBadge.Org is your online Scouting University with everything from Getting Started to Bridging.

See the Cub Scout Leader Resources for the Pack Organization Chart and much more.

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