Pack Trainer

Pack Trainer Position

Trail of Tears Training


The pack trainer must meet BSA membership requirements, be at least 21 years of age, and register with the Boy Scouts of America as a pack trainer. It is recommended that the pack trainer have at least one year of experience in a leadership position in Cub Scouting, preferably as a Cub Scout or Webelos den leader.

  • The pack trainer is selected by the pack committee, with the approval of the chartered organization.  Pack trainers should be trained in a Trainer Development Conference. They should, of course, also have completed a training session before they teach it.
  • For new packs and those lacking experienced leaders, an experienced leader from the district training team or another pack may be appointed as pack trainer until the new leaders gain experience.


The pack trainer is responsible for:

  • Conducting orientation of new families and pack leaders.
  • Training each new leader and pack committee member for his or her specific position, using material in the
  • Training manuals New Leader Essentials and Cub Scout Leader Specific Training.
  • Conducting other training as designated by the district and/or council.
  • Encouraging pack leaders to attend ongoing training, such as roundtable, Pow Wow, outdoor training, Youth
  • Protection training, and Wood Badge.
  • Remaining current with training material and program updates.
  • Keeping track of the pack training records.

The pack trainer seeks 100% of the pack leadership trained in their position responsibilities. New leaders and adult family members should receive orientation within one week of joining the pack, and leaders should receive position specific training within 30 days.