BSA Cub Scouting Information

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

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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

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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

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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!

May 2014 - How to Incorporate STEM in Your Den and Pack Meetings

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Is your den or pack stuck in a rut, making the same old arts and crafts year after year? How about putting a mint in a bottle of soda and watching it explode into foam (and helping your Scouts figure out why) or making a catapult out of popsicle sticks and rubber bands and send things flying through the air (while secretly measuring velocity and distance?) Teresa Colletti of the Greater St. Louis Council shares her secrets for incorporating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in your den and pack Meetings. Your Scouts will have a blast…literally!

May 2014 - How to Incorporate STEM in Your Den and Pack Meetings

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Is your den or pack stuck in a rut, making the same old arts and crafts year after year? How about putting a mint in a bottle of soda and watching it explode into foam (and helping your Scouts figure out why) or making a catapult out of popsicle sticks and rubber bands and send things flying through the air (while secretly measuring velocity and distance?) Teresa Colletti of the Greater St. Louis Council shares her secrets for incorporating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in your den and pack Meetings. Your Scouts will have a blast…literally!

April 2014 - New Cub Scout Training Courses at PTC

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Imagine yourself in room with a dozen other Cub Scout leaders from all over the country. You’re enjoying a breathtaking view of blue skies, mountains, and plenty of sunshine. Perhaps you and the other Cub Scout leaders are actually outside in that sunshine as you take one of the many new training courses at the training utopia that is the Philmont Training Center in Cimarron, New Mexico. Dennis Kampa, author of the BALOO Training Book and instructor at PTC, is here to give us a sneak peek at the new courses coming up. He will also give us a tantalizing preview of what awaits you when you get to Philmont.

April 2014 - New Cub Scout Training Courses at PTC

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Imagine yourself in room with a dozen other Cub Scout leaders from all over the country. You’re enjoying a breathtaking view of blue skies, mountains, and plenty of sunshine. Perhaps you and the other Cub Scout leaders are actually outside in that sunshine as you take one of the many new training courses at the training utopia that is the Philmont Training Center in Cimarron, New Mexico. Dennis Kampa, author of the BALOO Training Book and instructor at PTC, is here to give us a sneak peek at the new courses coming up. He will also give us a tantalizing preview of what awaits you when you get to Philmont.

March 2014 - The Importance of Adult Recognition

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Doesn’t it feel good when someone acknowledges or notices something you’ve done? It’s ok! Admit it! It does feel good to get that “pat on the back.” So when that parent sets up the chairs or that volunteer builds a set for the pack skits, go ahead – express that gratitude! How do you go about doing that, you ask? Just click any of the buttons below as Sara Seaborne, a 40-year volunteer with Hoosier Trails Council in Bloomington, Indiana, shares her expertise, not only in some fun ways to show your appreciation, but also why it’s so important to do so.

March 2014 - The Importance of Adult Recognition

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Doesn’t it feel good when someone acknowledges or notices something you’ve done? It’s ok! Admit it! It does feel good to get that “pat on the back.” So when that parent sets up the chairs or that volunteer builds a set for the pack skits, go ahead – express that gratitude! How do you go about doing that, you ask? Just click any of the buttons below as Sara Seaborne, a 40-year volunteer with Hoosier Trails Council in Bloomington, Indiana, shares her expertise, not only in some fun ways to show your appreciation, but also why it’s so important to do so.

February 2014 - Pinewood Derbies and Other Big Events

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February 8th is the BSA’s birthday and there are usually lots of ways to celebrate: pinewood derbies, rain gutter regattas and other events that, well, let’s be honest, take a whole lot of time and energy to make happen. Joining us this month to share his secrets on how to make it a whole lot easier to plan a big event is Rodney Beckwith, Cubmaster for Pack 315 in Pinckney, Michigan. How does he do it? Click any of the buttons below to learn more.

February 2014 - Pinewood Derbies and Other Big Events

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February 8th is the BSA’s birthday and there are usually lots of ways to celebrate: pinewood derbies, rain gutter regattas and other events that, well, let’s be honest, take a whole lot of time and energy to make happen. Joining us this month to share his secrets on how to make it a whole lot easier to plan a big event is Rodney Beckwith, Cubmaster for Pack 315 in Pinckney, Michigan. How does he do it? Click any of the buttons below to learn more.

January 2014 - MyScouting Tools

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Did you know MyScouting Tools has been available for over a year now? It’s ok if you didn’t – most people don’t. And that’s exactly the reason why we thought we should have IT Change Management Specialist, Alma Redmond, join us this month. Alma is responsible for all communication pertaining to this “new” tool and will share with everything you need to know to help make it a useful tool for you.

January 2014 - MyScouting Tools

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Did you know MyScouting Tools has been available for over a year now? It’s ok if you didn’t – most people don’t. And that’s exactly the reason why we thought we should have IT Change Management Specialist, Alma Redmond, join us this month. Alma is responsible for all communication pertaining to this “new” tool and will share with everything you need to know to help make it a useful tool for you.

December 2013 - Good Turns and Your Chartered Organization

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Whether it is a school, church, or fraternal organization, we’re sure your chartered organization is planning some kind of event or two for the holidays.  Maybe it’s a food or clothing drive or maybe it’s a spaghetti dinner fundraiser.  Whatever is it, your Cub Scout pack can probably help. Cub Scout program trainer Linda Goff of Oakridge, Tennessee, joins us for an in-depth discussion on not only how your Cub Scouts can help, but, more importantly, why they should and the benefits to all involved.

December 2013 - Good Turns and Your Chartered Organization

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Whether it is a school, church, or fraternal organization, we’re sure your chartered organization is planning some kind of event or two for the holidays.  Maybe it’s a food or clothing drive or maybe it’s a spaghetti dinner fundraiser.  Whatever is it, your Cub Scout pack can probably help. Cub Scout program trainer Linda Goff of Oakridge, Tennessee, joins us for an in-depth discussion on not only how your Cub Scouts can help, but, more importantly, why they should and the benefits to all involved.

November 2013 - The Joy of Den Chiefs

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Simply stated, Journey to Excellence is the BSA’s council performance recognition program that measures and rewards the success for our units, districts, and councils. But, seriously, what does that mean? What does that entail? Perhaps you’re already performing at the Gold level and wonder why you need to listen to this episode. Because Kevin Steffy, Director of Field Service with the Longhorn Council in Ft. Worth, Texas and JTE expert, clarifies it all (and even shares the changes coming in 2014) to make sure you’re reaping all the benefits of a great Scouting experience as you travel on this journey.

November 2013 - The Joy of Den Chiefs

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Simply stated, Journey to Excellence is the BSA’s council performance recognition program that measures and rewards the success for our units, districts, and councils. But, seriously, what does that mean? What does that entail? Perhaps you’re already performing at the Gold level and wonder why you need to listen to this episode. Because Kevin Steffy, Director of Field Service with the Longhorn Council in Ft. Worth, Texas and JTE expert, clarifies it all (and even shares the changes coming in 2014) to make sure you’re reaping all the benefits of a great Scouting experience as you travel on this journey.

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.

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