BSA Cub Scouting Information

September 2016 - Cub Scout Roundtable and Planning Guide

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So have you heard there’s a new Cub Scout Roundtable Planning Guide? Are you confused that the guide no longer reflects the monthly pack meeting plan? Are you asking yourself, “What’s a roundtable?” Well, be confused no more as Cub Scout Adventure Program task force member Jamie Greene delights us with the joys of participating in roundtable.

August 2016 - Fulfilling the Promise

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So, Cub Scout leaders, you’re probably getting ready for your big Rally Night or First-Nighter with balloons and props and the list of all the new and exciting adventures the boys will have, like fishing and camping and learning to use a bow and arrow. The boys are very excited and eager to start these new adventures! Then, you’ll awake the next morning to realize …. I’ve got to get these boys fishing and camping and teach them how to use a bow and arrow. Join us as unit commissioner John Erickson shares his secret to keeping those promises. Spoiler alert – Aaron Derr was surprised to learn he had actually just completed one of the tips.

August 2016 - Fulfilling the Promise

BSA Cubcast -

So, Cub Scout leaders, you’re probably getting ready for your big Rally Night or First-Nighter with balloons and props and the list of all the new and exciting adventures the boys will have, like fishing and camping and learning to use a bow and arrow. The boys are very excited and eager to start these new adventures! Then, you’ll awake the next morning to realize …. I’ve got to get these boys fishing and camping and teach them how to use a bow and arrow. Join us as unit commissioner John Erickson shares his secret to keeping those promises. Spoiler alert – Aaron Derr was surprised to learn he had actually just completed one of the tips.

July 2016 - Cubmaster 101

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Has this happened to you? You enroll your son into the local Cub Scout pack. You volunteer to bring snacks to one meeting, then help with crafts the next, then you’re helping run the next meeting when all of a sudden, before you know it… you’re the Cubmaster! Welcome to Cubmaster 101. This familiar tale happened to Matt Janchar of Weston, Massachusetts. He’s been serving as Cubmaster of Pack 157 since 2013 and shares with us how, as a new Cubmaster, you can go from being overwhelmed to overjoyed. This particular podcast is a little longer than usual, but every minute is filled with valuable information.

July 2016 - Cubmaster 101

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Has this happened to you? You enroll your son into the local Cub Scout pack. You volunteer to bring snacks to one meeting, then help with crafts the next, then you’re helping run the next meeting when all of a sudden, before you know it… you’re the Cubmaster! Welcome to Cubmaster 101. This familiar tale happened to Matt Jancar of Weston, Massachusetts. He’s been serving as Cubmaster of Pack 157 since 2013 and shares with us how, as a new Cubmaster, you can go from being overwhelmed to overjoyed. This particular podcast is a little longer than usual, but every minute is filled with valuable information.

June 2016 - Tips to Earning the National Den Award

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The National Den Award requirements include action items such as having the den complete a service project and participate in patriotic activities. But “it seems like a lot of work,” said Cubmaster and CubCast host Aaron Derr. And CubCast, listener Aaron Talbott wanted some specific examples of the required activities. So we invited Cub Scouting Committee member Justin Dettman onto the show to give us his tips for earning the National Den Award. And, as Aaron soon found out, it’s not as difficult as he imagined.

June 2016 - Tips to Earning the National Den Award

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The National Den Award requirements include action items such as having the den complete a service project and participate in patriotic activities. But “it seems like a lot of work,” said Cubmaster and CubCast host Aaron Derr. And CubCast, listener Aaron Talbott wanted some specific examples of the required activities. So we invited Cub Scouting Committee member Justin Dettman onto the show to give us his tips for earning the National Den Award. And, as Aaron soon found out, it’s not as difficult as he imagined.

May 2016 - Lions: The New Pilot Program

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Have you heard? The Cub Scouting program has a new pilot available. Mark Logemann, director of membership growth at the National Service Center, sat down with us to share all the particulars of this new pilot called Lions, designed for kindergarten-age boys, including how it fits with the rest of the Cub Scouting program. So now we have Lions, and Tigers, and Bears, oh, my! (Come on, you knew that was coming.)

April 2016 -The Active Summertime Unit

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You had a great spring recruiting effort, right? But why wait until the fall to have the boys begin the adventure? An active summertime Cub Scout den and pack will get those boys into all the fun and excitement of Cub Scouting right now. Georgia Caulkins, Cubmaster of Pack 3317 in Galesburg, Illinois, shares with us some wonderful Cub Scout summer activities, and you’ll be surprised to find out that, as a bonus, most of them require very little effort on your part.

April 2016 -The Active Summertime Unit

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You had a great spring recruiting effort, right? But why wait until the fall to have the boys begin the adventure? An active summertime Cub Scout den and pack will get those boys into all the fun and excitement of Cub Scouting right now. Georgia Caulkins, Cubmaster of Pack 3317 in Galesburg, Illinois, shares with us some wonderful Cub Scout summer activities, and you’ll be surprised to find out that, as a bonus, most of them require very little effort on your part.

March 2016 - Cub Scouting: The Family Program

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There are lots of Cub Scouting events and activities, like pack meetings, where the whole family is encouraged to attend. But what if all the sisters and non-Cub Scout brothers want to race in the Pinewood Derby? How do you preserve the Cub Scout family program and still say “no” to the siblings who cannot participate in Cub Scout-only activities? Steve Hoskins, who works with the BSA National Service Center on claims administration for incidents that occur within packs, troops, teams, and crews, shares with us how to properly and effectively incorporate your family into your Cub Scouting program.

March 2016 - Cub Scouting: The Family Program

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There are lots of Cub Scouting events and activities, like pack meetings, where the whole family is encouraged to attend. But what if all the sisters and non-Cub Scout brothers want to race in the Pinewood Derby? How do you preserve the Cub Scout family program and still say “no” to the siblings who cannot participate in Cub Scout-only activities? Steve Hoskins, who works with the BSA National Service Center on claims administration for incidents that occur within packs, troops, teams, and crews, shares with us how to properly and effectively incorporate your family into your Cub Scouting program.

February 2016 - Cub Scouts and Shooting Sports

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As CubCast co-host Aaron Derr says, “There’s nothing like the first time you take your son to the shooting range, and after you hear them say, ‘Always point the gun toward the target,’ your kid is the first one who spins around and the gun spins around with him and everybody has to duck.” So we thought it might be a good idea to have Dennis Kampa, author of the BALOO training, join us to explain how shooting sports can teach Cub Scouts valuable life lessons incorporating the Scout Oath and Law.

February 2016 - Cub Scouts and Shooting Sports

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As CubCast co-host Aaron Derr says, “There’s nothing like the first time you take your son to the shooting range, and after you hear them say, ‘Always point the gun toward the target,’ your kid is the first one who spins around and the gun spins around with him and everybody has to duck.” So we thought it might be a good idea to have Dennis Kampa, author of the BALOO training, join us to explain how shooting sports can teach Cub Scouts valuable life lessons incorporating the Scout Oath and Law.

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