BSA Cub Scouting Information

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 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 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 or two about responsibility, to share his insights with us.

September 2012 - The Cyber Chip

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The internet, Facebook, texting, apps—today’s kids are using technology for everything from help with their homework to socializing with friends. But sometimes kids don’t realize that the cyber world can be a little scary and they need to protect themselves. Joining us is Scott Berger, a 40-year Scouter with Patriots’ Path Council in Florham Park, New Jersey. Scott is chairman of the Cyber Chip Task Force and will introduce the BSA’s new Cyber Chip.

August 2012 - Cooperation

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J.C. Penney (you know him; maybe you bought your uniform at one of his stores), once said that “Cooperation proves the quality of leadership.” So let us ask you this: Are your Cub Scouts cooperating as well as they could be? Join us as Caren Tamkin, 20-year volunteer and member of the Cub Scout Pack Meeting Task Force, gives some new and creative ways to explore this Core Value.

August 2012 - Popcorn Selling!

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That’s right, folks; it’s that time of year to sell popcorn! Why do we do it? What’s the secret to selling the most popcorn? Oh – what about new flavors!? The Scout Executive of the Greater Alabama Council JT Dabbs, who also happens to be the Product Sales Task Force Chairman, is going to reveal all the answers to these and other popcorn selling question right here…right now!

July 2012 - Honesty

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Honesty defines the moral character of a person perhaps more than any other attribute. We here at the BSA are all about character building, so Michelle Gee, council supplemental training chairman for the Last Frontier Council in Oklahoma City, is bringing us great ideas on giving our Cub Scouts the perfect foundation for building their own character with this monthly Core Value.

June 2012 - STEM and the NOVA Award

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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.

May 2012 - Perseverance

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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.

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