Cub Scout Advancement Modifications Made
The BSA has announced modifications to adventure requirements in response to feedback from den leaders who have run the new Cub Scouting program for a year. Dens may begin using the modified requirements immediately as they begin working on their next adventure. Click here for the complete list of modifications.
Outdoor Ethics Awareness and Action Awards for Cub Scouts and Leaders Have Been Retired
The June 2015 launch of the new Cub Scouting program fundamentally changed Cub Scout advancement requirements. The knowledge, skills, and attributes acquired through the Cub Scout Outdoor Ethics Awareness and Action Awards have been incorporated into, and made an integral part of, the new Cub Scout adventures.
To avoid redundancy, the Cub Scout Outdoor Ethics Awareness and Action Awards have been retired and will no longer be available for Cub Scouts and Cub Scout leaders to earn. The adult content will be incorporated into the revisions being made to BALOO training and will be released soon.
Pilot Councils to Grow and Serve Youth Through the Lion Program
Ready … Aim … Fire! Announcing the New Cub Scout Shooting Sports Awards!
Take aim at fun and excitement in your council with the new Cub Scout Shooting Sports Awards. Insignia will arrive in national Scout shops and become available for wholesale customers in February. The awards will be offered in three disciplines: BB guns, archery, and slingshots. Councils may choose to offer one or more of the disciplines. With rank-specific requirements and insignia, there is incentive for boys to earn the awards year after year at camp. Our youth members consistently list shooting sports as one of their most-desired outdoor activities. With these new awards, Cub Scouts will hit the bull’s-eye with fun!
Cub Scout Shooting Sports Guide
Shooting sports award FAQs
Shooting sports tracking sheet
Shooting sports targets
Wolf Handbook, Germs Alive Adventure Correction
In the first 2015 printing of the Wolf Handbook, there were incorrect measurements in the recipe for fake mucus that appears on pages 239 and 240. The correct recipe can be downloaded here.
Up Your Game With These Great Learning Opportunities!
Are you ready to take your Cub Scouting skills to the next level? Scroll down to the Learning Opportunities section and check out the learning opportunities available at the Florida Sea Base and Philmont Training Center in 2016.
Position-Specific In-Person Training Guides Available Now!
The training guides for Den Leader, Cubmaster/Assistant Cubmaster, and Pack Committee (Pack Committee Challenge) are now available on the adult training page of scouting.org.
The online training for den leaders, Cubmasters, committee chairs and members, and chartered organization representatives has been totally updated with help from volunteers from around the country. The new training will be divided into shorter, more targeted modules so leaders can get the training they need, in the order they want, any time they need it. The new training is organized around the learning needed prior to the first meeting, in the first 30 days, and to be position-specific trained. This new training was developed to be implemented in conjunction with the BSA’s new learning management system. The anticipated timing for launching this new tool is June 30, 2015. Keep an eye on MyScouting Tools (logging in through MyScouting.org) for more information.
New Pack Meeting Plans Available Now!
Pack meeting plans for the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 Cub Scouting years are now available! From the Cubmaster’s Minute to resource lists, you’ll find everything you need to lead fun and engaging pack meetings! And they support the new Cub Scouting program, too! Click here to download the plans.
Updated Requirements for Cub Scout Awards
The requirements for the National Den Award, National Summertime Pack Award, Cub Scout World Conservation Award, and the Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award have been revised to reflect the new Cub Scouts program that launched June 1, 2015. Click here for details.