2017 CubCast

July 2017 - Cub Scouts and Outdoor Ethics

The principles and concepts of outdoor ethics are not just for the campsite. They should apply to school grounds, parking lots, even your own backyard. So, how do you explain this to your group of 7- to- 10-year-old boys? Hosts Amy and Aaron share their dens’ experiences as they chat with Dennis Kampa, the National Camping School Task Force Chair and author of the BALOO Training as he shares his words of outdoor wisdom.

June 2017 - Presenting the New Member Coordinator

It’s a topic so big it cannot be contained in one podcast! Ellie Morrison, assistant Scoutmaster with Troop 308 in Waco, Texas, joins CubCast’s Amy Hutcherson and ScoutCast’s Bryan Wendell in a special CubCast/ScoutCast crossover episode to share with us everything you need to know about the New Member Coordinator (meaning a coordinator for new members, even though, yes, it is a new position … well, you get it).

May 2017 - 10 Reasons for Day Camp

One good reason should be enough to get your Cub Scouts to day camp, but Jennifer Mooney, the Camping Director for the Cascade-Pacific Council in Portland, Oregon, shares with us 10, that’s right, 10 reasons why day camp strengthens the Cub Scouting experience.

April 2017 - Tell Us More About Wood Badge

@cubcast follower Joe@bosshoss1031 sent us this tweet: I would like to hear about Wood Badge. I hear it's a great course, but what is the course? Well, Joe, we had a chat with Wood Badge expert Mark Nelson, who shares with us everything (the who, what, when, where, and why) you need to know about this advanced leadership training course. We bet you’ll be registered for a course before the show is over.

March 2017 - Tracking Advancement

Last month, we discovered that one of the keys to keeping boys in the Cub Scouting program is advancement. Both Amy and Aaron know first-hand that this can sometimes be a daunting task, so we invited Scoutbook inventor, Shawn Jackson, to the show to talk with us about the importance of advancement and how the Scoutbook app may be the perfect solution for keeping up with everyone’s achievements and awards.

February 2017 - Cub Scout Retention

So you (hopefully) recruited lots of boys last fall into your den. Liz Bullock is the advancement chair for Pack 130 in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, and she joins us for a spirited discussion on figuring out how to keep them coming back week after week. Spoiler alert: Listen for a tip Liz provides that made Aaron do a happy dance during the interview!

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.

 

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