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Cub Scout Pack 43
(Safety Harbor, Florida)
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Training and Youth Protection


The Boy Scouts of America offers convenient training for everyone—parents, leaders, and youth members. As a new parent, you can learn all about Cub Scouting and the wonderful year-round adventure your Cub Scout is about to experience. Log on to, click the “Parent” tab, and then “Training,” and you will discover all of the courses available.
Create a MyScouting account and get started.
All parents of Pack 43 are required to take the BSA’s Youth Protection training within 60 days of joining.
To find out more about the Youth Protection policies of the Boy Scouts of America and how to help Scouting keep your family safe, see the Parent’s Guide in any of the Cub Scouting or Boy Scouting handbooks, or go to

Leadership Training:

Joining Courses:

These courses are required for all new registered leaders and must be retaken every two years to maintain registration. A login is required, but anyone may create a user account and view the courses. Registered members of the BSA may provide their member numbers (as part of the user profile) to receive credit.
Orientation Courses: 
Orientation courses are designed to help Scouters learn more about their Scouting role and about other leadership positions in the program.

Position-Specific (Role-Based) Courses

These instructor-led courses are designed to help Scouters learn how to effectively carry out their Scouting roles. In most cases, completing the course will make a Scouter "trained" for the role(s) covered in the course. E-learning versions of some courses may be found below in the E-learning section.These courses are designed to help Scouters with skills related to the BSA's outdoor program.

Outdoor Skills Training Courses

These courses are designed to help Scouters with skills related to the BSA's outdoor program. The BSA and Pack 43 requires at least one leader be certified in Outdoor Leadership Skills and Basic Adult leadership Outdoor Orientation for each camp out event.

Supplemental Training Courses

These courses are designed to help Scouters with a particular skill or to enhance their Scouting role. Additional modules can be found by going to the councils website or speaking with the Committee Chair and Cubmaster.

Youth Protection
Child abuse is a serious problem in our society, and unfortunately, it can occur anywhere, even in Scouting. Youth safety is of paramount importance to Scouting. For that reason, the BSA continues to create barriers to abuse beyond what have previously existed in Scouting. The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on providing the most secure environment possible for its youth members. To maintain such an environment, the BSA has developed numerous procedural and leadership selection policies, and provides parents and leaders with numerous online and print resources for the Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Venturing programs.

Youth Protection training is required for all BSA registered volunteers working with boys before the first meeting they will lead. This training is good for 2 years.  All parents of Pack 43 are required to take the BSA’s Youth Protection training within 60 days of joining, and abide by the 2 deep leadership policies at all times.

To take the training online, go to and establish an account. If you take the training online before you obtain a member number, be sure to print out the completion certificate and return to MyScouting to enter your number for training record credit. Our BSA local council also provides training on a regular basis if you cannot take it online. For more information, refer to the back of the BSA adult membership application, No. 524-501. Youth Protection training must be taken every two years. If a volunteer’s Youth Protection training record is not current at the time of recharter, the volunteer will not be registered.

Leader Selection

The Boy Scouts of America takes great pride in the quality of our adult leadership. Being a BSA leader is a privilege, not a right. The quality of the program and the safety of our youth members call for high-caliber adult leaders. We work closely with our chartered organizations to help them recruit the best possible leaders for the unit.

The BSA’s rigorous volunteer application and screening process works toward the goal of having all our adult volunteers represent the values and character outlined in the Scout Oath and Scout Law. It includes local selection and screening, national criminal background checks, and verification that the applicant is not listed in the Ineligible Volunteer Files maintained by the National Council.  The quality of our volunteer base is significantly enhanced by learning as much as possible about an applicant for a leadership position.