Scouting is dependent on interested leaders and interested parents. John Copley, leader of the National Council Volunteer Development Committee’s ScoutParents task force, joins us to explain how we can use the ScoutParents program to help keep that interest to recruit and retain leaders, parents, and ultimately Cub Scouts.
Winston Churchill once said, “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” So with those words of wisdom, sit back, relax, and join us as we discuss teaching courage to 8-year-olds with the author of the BALOO manual, Cubcast favorite Dennis Kampa.
The BSA has partnered with Exxon/Mobil to create a brand new award called the NOVA Award! This new initiative goes hand-in-hand with the new STEM initiative. What’s STEM, you ask? The sooner you click the download button, the sooner Matt Myers, development specialist on the Youth Development Team at the national office in Irving, Texas, can tell us all about it.
If you’re a regular Cubcast listener (as you should be), you may remember Amy Von Culin from last year’s segment on Compassion. This time, the five-year Cub Scout day camp and Webleos resident camp program director joins us for a delightful discussion about how to engage the boys in fun activities to illustrate the June Core Value: Perseverance.
Does this title pique your interest? Do you have any idea what it means? Well, Lee Shaw, senior business development specialist on the Community Alliances Team at the national office in Irving, Texas, will guide you through this relatively new delivery method the instant you click “download.”
The Cub Scout motto is “Do your best,” and the best way to accomplish that is to be healthy and fit. BSA National Commissioner Tico Perez joins us to explain the importance of this Core Value and how essential it is for our Cub Scouts to learn that early (without realizing that they are learning at all).
Lucia Cronin is an executive committee member of the Bay Lakes Council in Appleton, Wisconsin. She has been successful in both recruiting and, more importantly, retention. We’ve asked her to share her recipe for success right here on Cubcast.
There’s a line from an old movie that says, “Faith is believing in something when common sense tells you not too.” Sounds simple enough, right? Maybe. But to help us give our Cub Scouts a deeper understanding of the April core value is council commissioner for the San Diego Imperial Council, Caren Tamkin.
Sssshhhh. If you promise to tell all the Cub leaders you know, Bill Evans will share with us the secret to Cub Leader success. It will make your Cub Leader experience a little easier, too. Bill is a Program Specialist on the Youth Development team at the National Office in Irving, TX and the secret will be revealed right here….on Cubcast.
You have a group of 8-year-old boys coming to the house next week for a den meeting—now what? It will be OK; we understand, and we’re here to help. Joining us to explore the Core Value of compassion is Nancy Ferrell, a Cub Scout leader for over 28 years who had held many volunteer leadership positions in councils all over the country. She currently serves on the Pack Meeting Plan Task Force.
This segment is the perfect companion topic for the Part 1 segment of Compassion. Even if you don’t have any special-needs boys in your den or pack, we are certain you’ll find it enlightening. Joining us is Carla Bigelow, a 30-year volunteer with the Mount Baker Council in Everett, Wash. Over the past 17 years, Carla has been a foster parent to more than 150 children, most of whom had special needs.
By now you all know that Cubcast is great resource for picking up new ideas for your Den and Pack Meetings, and this month Janet Griffin of Grapevine, TX joins us. With her many years as a Den leader, Webelos Den Leader, and Den Leader Coach, just to name a few of her many Cub leader roles, she’s the prefect resource for us to learn new and exciting ways to teach the boys all about this Core Value.
We heard from many Cub Scout Leaders who expressed a desire to return to the old Theme-based meeting plan. Well, we responded… sort of. To help us understand this new Core Value / Theme Pack Meeting Plan is none other than the Chairman of the Pack meeting Task Force, Kim Barker, a 15 year volunteer with the Bay Area Council in Galveston, TX
It’s not always easy to keep a positive outlook when things don’t go our way, so how do we teach our Cub Scouts about positive attitude? Joining us is Mary Jo Brentari, committee chair of her local Cub Scout pack from Anacortes, Wash. She has more than 20 years of Cub Scouting experience and will share her secrets for always looking at the glass as half-full.
As we approach the new year, many of us will be making resolutions to lose weight, exercise more, or eat healthier, so the timing couldn’t be more perfect to talk with David Roberts about the new health and fitness initiative called SCOUTStrong. David is the senior innovation manager with the Innovation and Research Team at the national office in Irving, Texas. So pull up a chair—on second thought, download the mp3 and listen while you’re on the treadmill.
Confucius once said, “Respect yourself and others will respect you.” Jamie Niss Dunn, Cub Scout roundtable commissioner with the Northern Star Council in St. Paul, Minn., helps us with ideas for how to teach our Cub Scouts to do both.
In February, we introduced you to Journey to Excellence, and we bet you’re thinking to yourself, “I wonder how that new recognition initiative is doing.” Jamie Shearer, team leader of the Membership Impact department at the national office in Irving, Texas, will fill us in on what we can expect from this journey.
Citizenship should mean more to a 7-year-old than simply reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. A parent of a new Cub Scout, Randy Doucet of Lynden, Washington, has served on the Cub Scout pack committee and as a den leader at Cub Scout Summer Twilight Camps. He tells us his secrets to teaching the boys about this November Core Value.
Marty Walsh, department manager for the Membership Impact Department at the national office in Irving, Texas, drops by the Cubcast to share all the exciting details about this cool new recruiting tool
Abraham Lincoln once said, “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” So pull up a chair and join us as we talk with Michelle Gee, a National Training Committee member and Supplemental Training Chairman for the Last Frontier Council in Oklahoma City. She’ll share with us all of her interesting ideas for teaching the boys about the next monthly Core Value, responsibility.