BSA Cub Scouting Information

March 2012 - Cub Scout Planning Tools

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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.

February 2012 - Compassion

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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.

February 2012 - Special Needs Youth

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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.

January 2012 - Resourcefulness

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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.

January 2012 - New Cub Scout Delivery Method

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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

December 2011 - Positive Attitude

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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.

December 2011 - Health and Fitness/SCOUTStrong

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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.

September 2011 - Responsibility

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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.

August 2011 - Cooperation

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Cooperation: sounds easy enough, doesn’t it? But if you want some new, interesting and creative ways to teach your Cub Scouts about the September core value of cooperation, then you’ve come to the right website. Join us as we talk with Dennis Kampa, the National Camping School task force chair and council commissioner for the Rocky Mountain Council in Pueblo, Colorado, as well as the author of the BALOO Camper's Guide.

June 2011 - Courage

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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.” Joining us is Angela Elliott, a Cub Scouting volunteer for over 18 years who also happens to be part of the Youth Development Team at the national office in Irving, Texas. So pull up a chair, have a seat, and listen in as Angela offers some insight into teaching our Cub Scouts about courage.

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