BSA Cub Scouting Information

March 2015 - Adopting the New Cub Scout Program

BSA Cubcast -

Time waits for no one and the new Cub Scout adventures program will be here soon it so CubCast wants to know – are you prepared? Probably not, because we received a lot of requests for an episode on how to transition into the new program. Join us as Ken King, Cub Scout Adventure Team Task Force member, enlightens us as to what you need to be doing right now to get ready.

January 2015 - The Science of Character Building

BSA Cubcast -

Have you ever found yourself asking, “What does Scouting mean by ‘building character’?” Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, is conducting a study on how the Cub Scouting program instills kids with positive characteristics that may differ from other youth programs. This study is seeking to understand the impact that Scouting has on the development of character in the Cradle of Liberty Council in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dan Warren, a doctoral student of child study and human development at Tufts University and one of the researchers on that study, joins us for an enlightening discussion. Join us, won’t you?

February 2015 - Gathering the Boys for a Productive Meeting / Activity

BSA Cubcast -

Cub Scouting is fun! Cub Scouting is adventure! Cub Scouting is lots of 8-to-10 year- old boys! So how does one get these rambunctious Scouts settled down so that the meeting or activity can be enjoyed by everyone – including you? Bobby Lester, winner of the Driving Force Award in the Longhorn council in Fort. Worth, Texas, shares some magic tricks and tips you need for a productive activity.

February 2015 - Gathering the Boys for a Productive Meeting / Activity

BSA Cubcast -

Cub Scouting is fun! Cub Scouting is adventure! Cub Scouting is lots of 8-to-10 year- old boys! So how does one get these rambunctious Scouts settled down so that the meeting or activity can be enjoyed by everyone – including you? Bobby Lester, winner of the Driving Force Award in the Longhorn council in Fort. Worth, Texas, shares some magic tricks and tips you need for a productive activity.

January 2015 - The Science of Character Building

BSA Cubcast -

Have you ever found yourself asking, “What does Scouting mean by ‘building character’?” Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, is conducting a study on how the Cub Scouting program instills kids with positive characteristics that may differ from other youth programs. This study is seeking to understand the impact that Scouting has on the development of character in the Cradle of Liberty Council in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dan Warren, a doctoral student of child study and human development at Tufts University and one of the researchers on that study, joins us for an enlightening discussion. Join us, won’t you?

December 2014 - How to Handle Fundraising Dollars

BSA Cubcast -

If you’ve never listened to a CubCast before, this is the one you don’t want to miss! There’s been a change to the IRS compliance environment with regard to nonprofit fundraising efforts. What does this mean for popcorn and camp card sales? How will this affect fundraising in your den or pack? Steve McGowan, general counsel for the Boy Scouts of America, helps us make sense of all the fundraising rules and regulations. (Thanks, Steve!)

December 2014 - How to Handle Fundraising Dollars

BSA Cubcast -

If you’ve never listened to a CubCast before, this is the one you don’t want to miss! There’s been a change to the IRS compliance environment with regard to nonprofit fundraising efforts. What does this mean for popcorn and camp card sales? How will this affect fundraising in your den or pack? Steve McGowan, general counsel for the Boy Scouts of America, helps us make sense of all the fundraising rules and regulations. (Thanks, Steve!)

November 2014 - Fun Activities for Your Dens and Packs

BSA Cubcast -

We’ll be honest: This Cubcast is a little longer than previous ones, but that’s because the 15 minutes are chock full of new and retro activities that we know your dens and packs will love! Volunteer extraordinaire Linda Vaughn, who sits on the Cub Adventure Committee and is tasked with re-writing the den leader guides, joins us for this spirited discussion.

November 2014 - Fun Activities for Your Dens and Packs

BSA Cubcast -

We’ll be honest: This Cubcast is a little longer than previous ones, but that’s because the 15 minutes are chock full of new and retro activities that we know your dens and packs will love! Volunteer extraordinaire Linda Vaughn, who sits on the Cub Adventure Committee and is tasked with re-writing the den leader guides, joins us for this spirited discussion.

October 2014 - Visual Storytelling Workshops

BSA Cubcast -

Every picture tells a story, don’t it? And as a parent of one Cub Scout or leader of many, how do you take those fabulous pictures you have of your Cub Scouts doing really fun activities and then use them to recruit new boys into the program? Not only might you be developing a new skill, but you’ll also have lots of fun in the process. Click the download button to hear more about this fascinating new initiative.

October 2014 - Visual Storytelling Workshops

BSA Cubcast -

Every picture tells a story, don’t it? And as a parent of one Cub Scout or leader of many, how do you take those fabulous pictures you have of your Cub Scouts doing really fun activities and then use them to recruit new boys into the program? Not only might you be developing a new skill, but you’ll also have lots of fun in the process. Click the download button to hear more about this fascinating new initiative.

August 2014 - Cub Scout Parent Orientation

BSA Cubcast -

Hopefully all of your recruiting efforts have paid off and you have lots of new boys in your dens and packs. Having new Scouts also means having lots of new parents, and you need to let them know what’s expected of them…soon. So don’t wait any longer! Join us as we talk with Dr. Geoff Zoeller, a Cubmaster for the local pack and the vice president of membership and relations for the Patriots Path Council in New Jersey. He will share everything we need to know to create a successful new parent orientation.

August 2014 - Cub Scout Parent Orientation

BSA Cubcast -

Hopefully all of your recruiting efforts have paid off and you have lots of new boys in your dens and packs. Having new Scouts also means having lots of new parents, and you need to let them know what’s expected of them…soon. So don’t wait any longer! Join us as we talk with Dr. Geoff Zoeller, a Cubmaster for the local pack and the vice president of membership and relations for the Patriots Path Council in New Jersey. He will share everything we need to know to create a successful new parent orientation.

July 2014 - <i>Boys’ Life</i> for Your Dens and Packs

BSA Cubcast -

With all the YouTube videos, smartphone games, and other technological wonders, how do you get your Cub Scouts to read a Boys’ Life magazine?  And how can you, as a leader, use Boys’ Life as a recruiting and retention tool?  For the answers to these and other “How can I use Boy’s Life for my den and pack?” questions click the download button for a lively discussion with Aaron Derr, senior writer for Boys’ Life magazine and brand new Cubmaster of Pack 282 in Frisco, Texas.

July 2014 - <i>Boys’ Life</i> for Your Dens and Packs

BSA Cubcast -

With all the YouTube videos, smartphone games, and other technological wonders, how do you get your Cub Scouts to read a Boys’ Life magazine?  And how can you, as a leader, use Boys’ Life as a recruiting and retention tool?  For the answers to these and other “How can I use Boy’s Life for my den and pack?” questions click the download button for a lively discussion with Aaron Derr, senior writer for Boys’ Life magazine and brand new Cubmaster of Pack 282 in Frisco, Texas.

June 2014 - New Adventures in Cub Scouting

BSA Cubcast -

Why would the BSA change a great program like Cub Scouting? To make it even better! Forget building bird houses; the new Cub Scout adventure program makes Scouting a lot more fun and active for the boys and believe, it or not, a lot simpler for the leaders. You’re probably so excited by this news that you’re asking yourself, “when, why, how?” Just click the download button and Bob Scott, Cub Scout Experience Manager, will share everything you need to know!

June 2014 - New Adventures in Cub Scouting

BSA Cubcast -

Why would the BSA change a great program like Cub Scouting? To make it even better! Forget building bird houses; the new Cub Scout adventure program makes Scouting a lot more fun and active for the boys and believe, it or not, a lot simpler for the leaders. You’re probably so excited by this news that you’re asking yourself, “when, why, how?” Just click the download button and Bob Scott, Cub Scout Experience Manager, will share everything you need to know!

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