Program Updates - 2014 and Beyond

The next three years promise to be exciting for Scouting as all three of our traditional programs will be updated based on several years of volunteer-led research and development. Venturing is first up in 2014 with a totally new program and recognition approach focusing on progressive development in adventure, leadership, and service to others and personal growth.

NEW! National Annual Meeting Updates
Venturing: New Venturing award requirements have been released. Drafts of Handbook for Venturers, Venturing Advisor Guidebook, and the Venturing Awards and Requirements Book were on display and are due in Scout shops soon.

Cub Scouts: Samplers of new youth handbooks and den leader guides unveiling five of the 84 new adventures have been released. Other items of note include PDFs about progress-toward-rank recognition insignia; Ethan, our new Cub Scout guide; a transition guide, FAQs, and more!

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January 4 – 10, 2015

The New Cub Scout Adventure

Discover the adventures Cub Scouts will experience in the BSA’s new Cub Scout program beginning in June 2015.  You’ll learn the whys of the program changes, exactly how the new program works, live some of the adventures as Cub Scouts, and be ready to take your learning back to your unit, district or council (Jan. 4-10).

Registration for the 2015 training conferences is now open.

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All About Venturing

The new Venturing A-L-P-S program model builds on success from the past and provides a framework for a dynamic program of adventure, leadership, personal growth and service, grounded in a flexible program of continuous, youth-led adventure with the new recognition system providing Venturers with benchmarks of progress. If you are involved in Venturing at a unit, district, or council level, come and learn firsthand how you can take on the challenge and fun of the new program. Special guests from the national and region cabinets will help bring this adventure to life. Conference dates: July 7-13, July 19-25, August 2-8, and August 9-15.

Week 3:  June 21 – 27, 2015
Week 6:  July 12 – 18, 2015
Week 8:  July 26 – August 1, 2015
Week 9:  August 2 – 8, 2015

Leading The Cub Scout Adventure

During this fun filled week you will journey through the NEW Cub Scout Program from Tiger thru Arrow of Light.  Den Leaders and Cub Masters will see and feel the excitement of being a Cub Scout as they learn about the new Cub Scout adventures and trek through samples from each of the ranks, latest and greatest in Pack Meeting Plans and den and pack planning tools.  Attendees in service to units (professionals, commissioners, and others) will share this journey while following their own path discovering how districts and councils can support local units in the delivery of this NEWand EXCITINGAdventure Program for Cub Scouts .  This is a “hands on” conference giving you perspective on leading the new program from multiple roles. You won’t want to miss this one!

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2014 Updates: Venturing


2015 Updates: Cub Scouts




2016 Updates: Boy Scouts


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