2008 CubCast

December

A-Maze-Ing Games, Childhood Obesity
January's Cub Scout theme is A-Maze-Ing Games, and we have tons of great ideas for how to implement that theme. Then we'll talk with an expert on the important subject of childhood obesity, and how Cub Scouting helps combat this alarming trend.

November

Holiday Lights, Philmont Training Center
'Tis the season, and we're taking a look at fun activities, advancement opportunities, and how Cub Scouts' monthly core purposes and values are supported by next month's Cub Scout theme of Holiday Lights. Plus, earn a chance win a free scholarship to Philmont Training Center next summer. Listen to this podcast for details.

Ocotober

Seeds of Kindness, Popcorn Sales
Fall has fallen and we're spreading "Seeds of Kindness" on the October 2008 Cubcast. Hear some great ideas for November's theme on acts of kindness the boys can perform in the spirit of the coming holiday season. Plus, discover great ways to ensure the success of your fall popcorn sale! No mp3 player or iPod needed to listen. Just click on the file and let it play!

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September

Adventures in Books, Peer to Peer Cub Scout Recruiting
Get a jump on October's Cub Scout theme of Adventures in Books by listening to this podcast, chockfull of tips for activities and actions to make the theme come alive for your boys! And we'll take an in depth look at peer-to-peer recruiting, one of the most effective ways to bring new youth into the Scouting movement.

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August

New Buddies, New Boy Events
The August Cubcast features ideas for activities related to September's New Buddies theme, and we'll also take an in-depth look at New Boy Events, which will come in handy during the upcoming fall recruiting season.

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July

S'More Summer Fun, Cub Scout Fall Recruiting
S'More Summer Fun is just around the corner! Download July's Cubcast to hear super ideas for August theme activities. Plus, hear an insightful overview on preparing for the fall recruiting season. Just click the Cubcast thumbnail picture to access the podcast. No mp3 player needed!

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June

H2OHHH!, Internet Safety
Dive right in to our June 2008 Cubcast as we explore ways to make a splash with July's theme of H2OHHH! We talk with Michelle Gee, Cub Scout training chair for the Last Frontier Council in Oklahoma City, on ways to tie advancement to the theme and how to reinforce the month's highlighted core values. This month's issue interview covers Internet safety with Linda Criddle, whose book, Look Both Ways, uses real-life examples to explain Internet safety risks and gives simple and practical advice on avoiding those risks.

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May

Go for the Gold, Roundtable Meetings
Our May 2008 Cubcast features great ideas on how to integrate June's "Go for the Gold" theme into your den meetings with Mick Yonkus, assistant Cubmaster for Pack 1152 in the Detroit Area Council. And we'll visit with Christina Gables, troop committee chair for Troop 400 of the Western Los Angeles Council; she's the volunteer who literally wrote the book on roundtable, and she's got insights galore on the value of roundtable meetings. Plus, we have timely summer reminders.

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April

Leaf It to Cubs, Youth Protection
Spring has sprung and April's Cubcast features ideas for getting outside with the boys to experience Leaf It to Cubs, the theme for May. And since April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and BSA's Youth Protection and Personal Safety Awareness Month, we'll be talking about youth protection and the timely release of a brand-new DVD resource on the topic.

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March

Abracadabra, Bullying
Now you see it, now you don't! But you can always hear it on March's Cubcast, as we discuss ways to enhance the April theme of Abracadabra with Toni Welch, an experienced Cubmaster trainer. Plus, get some sound advice on how to deal with bullies from Dr. Carol Watkins, who is board certified in child psychiatry.

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February

Litter to Glitter, Academics and Sports
February's podcast covers the March Cub Scout theme of Litter to Glitter. Get great ideas for how to implement the theme from Ray Alverson, an assistant council commissioner in the Houston area. Then learn the details of the Academics and Sports program from Bruce Hopper, a Cubmaster and District Committee Chair for the Mohican Council in central Massachusetts.

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January

Chinese New Year, Anniversary Month
Caren Tamkin, a Unit Commissioner in California, has some fun and insightful tips and observations about February's Chinese New Year theme. Then Jamie Shearer, Associate Director for the Cub Scout Division at the National Council, sheds some light on Anniversary Month, including ways to help engage your Cub Scouts for Scout Sabbath and Scout Sunday, featuring special guests Rabbi Peter Hyman and Father Don Hummel.

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