CubCast, ExploringCast and ScoutCast

CubCast January 2017

Tax Exemptions and the Den Leader

@cubcast follower Jake@getbackupagain1 sent us a tweet asking if a new den leader can write-off the supplies he purchases as tax deductions. Because there is not a simple “yes” or “no” answer, we invited tax expert and legal counsel for the BSA, Russ McNamer, to the show to help us navigate this complicated topic and make it sound, well, less complicated.

ExploringCast January 2017

Explorers and the BSA Jamboree

Oh, it’s true! The opportunity has arrived for Explorers to join the 2017 BSA Jamboree as participants in this exciting, once-every-four-years’ event. If you’re wondering why you should invite the Explorers in your council or district to go or how to provide resources for them, we have the answers as Wendy Kurten, assistant regional director for the Western region, joins us for the discussion.

ScoutCast January 2017

Succession Planning

Sometimes here on ScoutCast, we remind listeners that they need to have a succession plan in place should a leader or committee member be unable to keep their commitment, but we realized it might be a good idea to also help listeners put a good succession plan in place. Committee chair Kathleen Daggett of Santa Rosa, California, joins us for this eye-opening discussion. (What? Leaders don’t grow on trees?)