CubCast and ScoutCast

CubCast February 2016

Cub Scouts and Shooting Sports

As CubCast co-host Aaron Derr says, “There’s nothing like the first time you take your son to the shooting range, and after you hear them say, ‘Always point the gun toward the target,’ your kid is the first one who spins around and the gun spins around with him and everybody has to duck.” So we thought it might be a good idea to have Dennis Kampa, author of the BALOO training, join us to explain how shooting sports can teach Cub Scouts valuable life lessons incorporating the Scout Oath and Law.

ScoutCast February 2016

The Scoutmaster’s Minute

The Scoutmaster’s Minute is a brief inspirational message, usually given at the end of a meeting or at the end of an activity in which you bring the whole group back together. But what makes a good Scoutmaster’s Minute? Does it have to be at the end of the meeting? And does it have to be a minute? We asked these questions to John Duncan, Council Commissioner with the Northeast Illinois Council, who gave us a lot of food for thought.