#CubChat Recap - Leadership and Volunteer Training
It's a question every seasoned Scouter asks: "How do I get my volunteers trained?" In this #CubChat we talk about all the different kinds of training there are, which ones you can do online, which ones are absolutely required, and which ones are there for those who want to take their Scouting skills and knowledge to the next level. Of course we think training is something one should do "early and often!" But sometimes it can feel like pulling teeth to get all your volunteers in your Pack fully trained. Hopefully this #CubChat has some insights and ideas you can use to encourage and execute excellent adult volunteer and leadership training in your Cub Scouts unit. [View the story "#CubChat Recap - Leader and Volunteer Training" on Storify]View
Cub Scouts Changes Are Afoot!
So, did you happen to hear about the changes coming to the Cub Scouts? They're pretty big. Cub Scouts will have to tick off a set of Adventures to earn their rank badges, with some electives thrown in. Also, Tiger Cubs are going to be just regular old Tigers (we never said "Bear Cub" or "Wolf Cub," so it's only fair). Oh, and the Adventures all have new belt loops that the kiddos get after achieving them. You can find every single detail about the program in the Program Change Overview. And if you want a more complete rundown, check out Bryan's Blog. There's plenty of time to get familiar with this stuff. We don't get started until the 2015-2016. One more thing: if you just want a broad look...View
5 Things To Know Before Starting Cub Scouts
The Cub Scouts make things pretty easy. No hoops. No red tape. Sign the kids up, fill out some forms, and you’re ready to go. Here are 5 little tips to get you started … 1. Your local group of Cub Scouts is called a Pack. You can find your pack here. Go to the site and type in your zip code. Cinchy. 2. Cub Scouts are boys 1st grade through 5th grade, or up to 10 years old. You can get involved at any point along the way. No worries if you’re getting a late start. 3. This is a way to do more with your kids. Don’t look at it like a sitter service, because it’s pretty much the opposite of that. 4. The activities and achievements are...View
Watch the NEW Cub Scouts Video
Start here by watching this video: Cub Scouts are awesome. This is a program with an amazing history and tradition, a sure-fire way to get more involved with your kids that puts the fun first. Right off the bat, the Cub Scouts program starts with activities and skills that every kid will love. Academic and physical challenges don't compete in the Cub Scouts; they complement one another. The whole program is centered around helping kids achieve, and bringing you right along with them. If you're looking for a way to instill values into your children, look no further. Cub Scouts is fun with a purpose. From citizenship to stewardship and everything in between, the Cub Scouts provide the perfect foundation for young boys to grow into young men. Cub Scouts....View