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October 2013 - The Joy of Den Chiefs

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Why do I need a den chief, you ask? Here to help us answer that question is Sherry Herzog, a terrific volunteer who set up a den chief training course with the Three Fires Council in St. Charles, Ill. Not only will you be surprised by the answer (because it’s so much more than you think), but you’ll wonder why you didn’t get a den chief sooner.

September 2013 - Putting the FUN in Fundraising

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If you’re a regular CubCast listener, you know this is the month to talk about popcorn selling. But our new hosts have raised the bar as they bring back the vice president for district operations for the Rocky Mountain Council in Pueblo, Colorado, and CubCast favorite Dennis Kampa to talk about how and why to be on the lookout for other fundraising opportunities. Spoiler alert: It’s not just about raising money.

July 2013 - Engaging Parents

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It’s the summer and, hopefully, you’re out and about doing fun activities with your Cub Scouts, but have you found yourself wondering, “Gee, how can I get the parents more involved?” We thought you might, so Linda Case, committee chair for Pack 459 in Whitehouse, Tennessee, joins us to explore opportunities to engage parents in the Cub Scout program.

June 2013 - Planning the Cub Scout Year

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If you only listen to one Cubcast this year (although we hope you catch them all), make this the one. Hilda Blaine, a 5-year Cub Scout volunteer extraordinaire with the Grand Canyon Council in Phoenix, AZ, chats with us about everything you need to plan your Cub Scout year and how it will make your Cub Scout Leader experience a whole lot easier.

April 2013 - The Cub Scout Outdoor Program

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Fishing, sleeping under the stars, toasting marshmallows; camping can be so much fun if you do it right. Joining us is Jennifer Mooney, the camping director for the Cascade Pacific Council in Portland, Oregon. Jennifer has been working at Cub Worlds since she was in high school. She definitely knows the importance of camping for our young members and how it impacts retention.

March 2013 - The Importance of Being Trained

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You’ve got a group of 8-year-olds coming to the house on Thursday; now what? Well, you probably already know that training is the secret to a successful den or pack meeting, but you probably think you have no time for training or the training will be boring. Fear not, Cub Scout leader! Mark Griffin, the team leader for volunteer development at the National Council in Irving, Texas, is here to dispel those myths and explain the importance of being trained.

February 2013 - Scout Sunday / Scout Sabbath and Religious Emblems

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Happy birthday, BSA! Our birthday is Feb. 8, but did you know there’s a whole week to celebrate Scouting? It starts on Scout Sunday, Feb. 3 and ends on Scout Sabbath, Feb. 9. Download this episode and you’ll hear some great ideas on ways to celebrate. We’ll also be talking about changes to the religious emblems program and the connection between a Scouts faith and the values of Scouting. Joining us this month is Mark Hazelwood, who teaches a course on religious emblems at Philmont Training Center in Cimarron, New Mexico, and has been the CEO of P.R.A.Y. for 26 years. He currently serves on the Program Impact Department's Religious Emblems Task Force.

January 2013 - How to Handle Bullying in the Troop

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Welcome to the new ScoutCast for Scout leaders and parents! This series of monthly podcasts is designed to bring you topics that you might not feel comfortable talking about at roundtable meetings (but should). Perhaps these episodes will give you talking points for your meeting. So please join hosts J.D. Owen, editor-in-chief of Boys’ Life and Scouting magazines; Paula Murphey, senior editor of Boys’ Life; and our very special guest for this first Scoutcast, New York Times best-selling author of 26 books, including The Wonder of Boys and Leadership and the Sexes, Michael Gurian as they discuss the best ways to handle bullying in your troop.

December 2012 – How to Hold a Blue and Gold

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Oh sure, you’re probably thinking about the upcoming holidays, but believe it or not, December is not too early to be planning your blue and gold banquet as February will be here before you know it! Join Sam and Janet as they find out from Darlene Sprague, national Commissioner Support Team and board member of […]

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December 2012 - How to Hold a Blue and Gold

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Oh sure, you’re probably thinking about the upcoming holidays, but believe it or not, December is not too early to be planning your blue and gold banquet as February will be here before you know it! Join Sam and Janet as they find out from Darlene Sprague, national Commissioner Support Team and board member of the Greater Niagara Frontier Council, the secrets to having a successful, stress-free blue and gold banquet.

December 2012 - How to Hold a Blue and Gold

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Oh sure, you’re probably thinking about the upcoming holidays, but believe it or not, December is not too early to be planning your blue and gold banquet as February will be here before you know it! Join Sam and Janet as they find out from Darlene Sprague, national Commissioner Support Team and board member of the Greater Niagara Frontier Council, the secrets to having a successful, stress-free blue and gold banquet.

November 2012 - Unit Charter Renewal

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Welcome to the new Cubcast! It that’s time of year to renew your unit charter so join your new hosts, Regional Operations Manager (and past Cub Scout Division Leader), Sam Thompson and Cub Scout Volunteer extraordinaire, Janet Griffin as they discuss with Terrie Wilder, assistant council commissioner for charter renewal for the Mount Baker Area Council, everything you’ve always wanted to know about the unit charter renewal process so you don’t miss a thing.

November 2012 - Unit Charter Renewal

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Welcome to the new Cubcast! It that’s time of year to renew your unit charter so join your new hosts, Regional Operations Manager (and past Cub Scout Division Leader), Sam Thompson and Cub Scout Volunteer extraordinaire, Janet Griffin as they discuss with Terrie Wilder, assistant council commissioner for charter renewal for the Mount Baker Area Council, everything you’ve always wanted to know about the unit charter renewal process so you don’t miss a thing.

October 2012 – Citizenship

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Enjoy this vintage Cubcast while we’re working on the new and improved Cubcast. Come back in November for its debut! 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 […]

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October 2012 - Citizenship

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Enjoy this vintage Cubcast while we're working on the new and improved Cubcast. Come back in November for its debut! 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.

September 2012 – Responsibility

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Sigmund Freud believed that most people are afraid of responsibility. Of course, that doesn’t apply to you because, as a Cub Scout leader, you’re up to the challenge! But how do we empower the boys to take on this Core Value? Well, we asked Bob Mazzuca, recently retired Chief Scout Executive who knows a thing […]

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September 2012 - Responsibility

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Sigmund Freud believed that most people are afraid of responsibility. Of course, that doesn’t apply to you because, as a Cub Scout leader, you’re up to the challenge! But how do we empower the boys to take on this Core Value? Well, we asked Bob Mazzuca, recently retired Chief Scout Executive who knows a thing or two about responsibility, to share his insights with us.

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