2011 CubCast

December

Positive Attitude
It's not always easy to keep a positive outlook when things don't go our way, so how do we teach our Cub Scouts about positive attitude? Joining us is Mary Jo Brentari, committee chair of her local Cub Scout pack from Anacortes, Wash. She has more than 20 years of Cub Scouting experience and will share her secrets for always looking at the glass as half-full.

Health and Fitness/SCOUTStrong
As we approach the new year, many of us will be making resolutions to lose weight, exercise more, or eat healthier, so the timing couldn't be more perfect to talk with David Roberts about the new health and fitness initiative called SCOUTStrong. David is the senior innovation manager with the Innovation and Research Team at the national office in Irving, Texas. So pull up a chair—on second thought, download the mp3 and listen while you're on the treadmill.

November

Respect
Confucius once said, "Respect yourself and others will respect you." Jamie Niss Dunn, Cub Scout roundtable commissioner with the Northern Star Council in St. Paul, Minn., helps us with ideas for how to teach our Cub Scouts to do both.

 

Journey to Excellence
In February, we introduced you to Journey to Excellence, and we bet you're thinking to yourself, "I wonder how that new recognition initiative is doing." Jamie Shearer, team leader of the Membership Impact department at the national office in Irving, Texas, will fill us in on what we can expect from this journey.

 
Ocotober

Citizenship
Citizenship should mean more to a 7-year-old than simply reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. A parent of a new Cub Scout, Randy Doucet of Lynden, Washington, has served on the Cub Scout pack committee and as a den leader at Cub Scout Summer Twilight Camps. He tells us his secrets to teaching the boys about this November Core Value.

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BeAScout
Marty Walsh, department manager for the Membership Impact Department at the national office in Irving, Texas, drops by the Cubcast to share all the exciting details about this cool new recruiting tool.

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September

Responsibility
Abraham Lincoln once said, "You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today." So pull up a chair and join us as we talk with Michelle Gee, a National Training Committee member and Supplemental Training Chairman for the Last Frontier Council in Oklahoma City. She'll share with us all of her interesting ideas for teaching the boys about the next monthly Core Value, responsibility.

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Popcorn Selling
In one of the most popular Cubcasts of the year, the secret to selling lots of popcorn is revealed! Join us as we talk with Robert Moore, the Northwest sales manager for Trails End. He has served as Cubmaster and committee chair for his son's pack in the Mount Baker Council in Everett, Washington. Let's get popping, shall we?

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August

Cooperation
Cooperation: sounds easy enough, doesn't it? But if you want some new, interesting and creative ways to teach your Cub Scouts about the September core value of cooperation, then you've come to the right website. Join us as we talk with Dennis Kampa, the National Camping School task force chair and council commissioner for the Rocky Mountain Council in Pueblo, Colorado, as well as the author of the BALOO Camper's Guide.

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Scouting Through Soccer
Oscar Santoyo has made a previous visit to Cubcast land to share the importance of Tiger Cub recruiting. Well, in his new position of Program Delivery Specialist, All Markets, for the Program Impact Team at the national office, Scouting and Soccer is his specialty, and he's here to tell us all about the changes to this exciting program.

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July

Honesty
Some might say that being honest is a lost art. To help us not only find it but also to explore fun ways to teach our Cub Scouts about it is recent Silver Antelope Award recipient Darlene Sprague, who is the National Commissioner's Support Staff Resources chair.

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Peer-to-Peer Recruiting
For this segment, we'll be exploring a timeless, classic method for making your den grow: peer-to-peer recruiting. Joining us is Lee Shaw, the senior business development specialist on the Community Alliances Team at the national office in Irving, Texas.

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June

Courage
Winston Churchill once said, "Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen." Joining us is Angela Elliott, a Cub Scouting volunteer for over 18 years who also happens to be part of the Youth Development Team at the national office in Irving, Texas. So pull up a chair, have a seat, and listen in as Angela offers some insight into teaching our Cub Scouts about courage.

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Cultivating New Leaders
Where do new leaders come from? We have answers to that age-old question from Chris Smith, who has joined us before in sharing the continuing success of the ScoutParents program. This month, he lets us in on the secrets of cultivating leaders slowly but effectively.

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May

Perseverance
Remember the old adage "if at first you don't succeed, try, try again"? Caren Tamkin, a 20-year active volunteer and current San Diego–Imperial Council commissioner, joins us to illustrate this concept to our Cub Scouts and show us how they can have fun while they are learning. Feel free to download as many times as needed.

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Recruiting Tiger Cubs
You've enjoyed listening to all the recruiting topics we've covered over the years, and now here's a new one for you. Oscar Santoyo, program specialist on the Program Impact Team at the national office in Irving, Texas, joins us to discuss the importance of recruiting Tiger Cubs.

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April

Health and Fitness
The Cub Scout motto is Do Your Best, and the best way to do that is to be healthy and fit. Jump in with both feet and get ready to join Nancy Ferrell from the Ouachita Area Council in Hot Springs, Ark., as she inspires us with all kinds of fun ideas and activities for the May core value—Health and Fitness.

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Philmont Training Center
Not to be confused with Philmont's trek program, the Philmont Training Center has a variety of conferences designed for you, the leader! To tell us all about this beautiful place is Mark Griffin, the team leader for Volunteer Development at our national office in Irving, Texas. He is also the author of the book The Other Side of the Road: The Story of PTC.

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March

Faith
Faith. It's such a nice topic, but how do you put into words or teach your dens and packs about it? Reverend Dan Wolboldt has been involved with Scouting for 55 years and has held several positions in the Chief Corn Planter Council in Northwest Pennsylvania. Listen in as he sheds some light on that subject for us.

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Scouting Safely
As you know, the Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for its youth members. Join us as we catch up with all the latest safety information with Richard Bourlon, the Health and Safety Team leader at our national office in Irving, Texas.

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February

Compassion
How are you doing? Is there anything we can do for you? We're here to help. In other words, the value of compassion cannot be overemphasized, and to help us emphasize its importance is Amy Von Culin, a second-term Webelos leader and Cub Scout day camp program director in Plymouth, Connecticut.

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Journey to Excellence
The Centennial Quality Award is now a thing of the past, but don't despair—your den and pack can still be recognized for their performance. Listen in as Stan Willey, organization specialist with the Council Management Solutions Department at the national office, shares with us everything we need to know to fulfill our Journey to Excellence!

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January

Resourcefullness
You already know that Cubcast is a great resource to get ideas and inspiration for your den and pack meetings, and here to help us discover ways to teach our Cub Scouts how to tap into all the resources around us is Darlene Sprague. Darlene is a board member for the Greater Niagara Frontier Council and is area commissioner for the Northeast Region.

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Webelos-to-Scout Transition
The process of moving from a Cub Scout to a Boy Scout can be a little daunting for both the Cub Scout and the leader. Join us as John Powell, the associate director of the Center for Professional Development in Westlake, Texas, explains how to make this transition a special event for everyone involved.

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