Program Updates - 2014 and Beyond

January 17 Webcasts Outline Changes Coming to the Cub Scouting Program

Exciting changes are coming to the Cub Scouting program that will make it simpler to execute for unit leaders and more fun for boys! The changes were outlined in webcasts conducted on January 17. Those webcasts were recorded and are available for your use below. A “History of Cub Scouting” video was shown during the webcasts. It has also been included for your use below.

Cubmaster New Program Orientation

Den Leader New Program Orientation

LDS New Program Orientation

History of Cub Scouting

Cub Scout Roundtable Content

To help prepare unit leaders for the new Cub Scouting program launching June 1, supplemental roundtable content has been developed to replace or supplement the current sessions listed as “Cub Scout Interest Topics” for January – July 2015. 

The first installment is posted below for use in January Roundtables, covering “Program Support for Den Leaders”.   

January – Program Support for Den Leaders
Topic Guide
Presentation Materials

Additional content will be posted the last week of each month as follows:

February – Advancement
March – Program Planning
April – New Pack Meeting Plans
May – Aquatic Adventures
June – Campfire Programs
July – Resources for Packs and Den Leaders


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The Latest Training—From the Experts


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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