Program Updates - 2015 and Beyond

Breaking News

Position-Specific In-Person Training Guides Available Now!

The training guides for Den Leader, Cubmaster/Assistant Cubmaster, and Pack Committee (Pack Committee Challenge) are now available on the adult training page of scouting.org.

The online training for den leaders, Cubmasters, committee chairs and members, and chartered organization representatives has been totally updated with help from volunteers from around the country. The new training will be divided into shorter, more targeted modules so leaders can get the training they need, in the order they want, any time they need it. The new training is organized around the learning needed prior to the first meeting, in the first 30 days, and to be position-specific trained. This new training was developed to be implemented in conjunction with the BSA’s new learning management system. The anticipated timing for launching this new tool is June 30, 2015. Keep an eye on MyScouting Tools (logging in through MyScouting.org) for more information.

Philmont Training Sessions Are Filling, but There Is Still Time to Register

Cub Scout leaders have a chance to visit Scouting paradise and learn more about "Leading the New Cub Scout Adventure." Four sessions are offered by the volunteers who designed the program and authored the new handbook and leader training materials. Visit the Philmont Training Center site to learn more about the conference and registration dates. P.S.: Scholarships are available! Check out the scholarship application form here. The deadline for application is May 1!

New Pack Meeting Plans Available Now!

Pack meeting plans for the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 Cub Scouting years are now available! From the Cubmaster’s Minute to resource lists, you’ll find everything you need to lead fun and engaging pack meetings! And they support the new Cub Scouting program, too! Click here to download the plans.

Updated Requirements for Cub Scout Awards

The requirements for the National Den Award, National Summertime Pack Award, Cub Scout World Conservation Award, and the Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award have been revised to reflect the new Cub Scouts program launching June 1, 2015. Click here for details.

Cub Scouting

Youth Handbook Covers
Den Leader Guide Covers

Quick Links

Orientation Videos

Exciting changes are coming to the Cub Scouting program that will make it simpler to execute for unit leaders and more fun for boys! Check out the videos below outlining the the changes.

Cubmaster New Program Orientation

Den Leader New Program Orientation

Download New Program Orientation Video
Download Den Leader New Program Orientation Video

LDS New Program Orientation

History of Cub Scouting

Download LDS New Program Orientation Video
Download History of Cub Scouting Video

Supplemental 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. 

Available installments are posted below.

January – Program Support for Den Leaders
Topic Guide
Presentation Materials

February – Advancement
Topic Guide
Presentation Materials

March – Program Planning
Topic Guide
Presentation Materials
Worksheet

April – New Pack Meeting Plans
Topic Guide
Presentation Materials

May – Aquatic Adventures
Topic Guide
Presentation Materials

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

June – Campfire Programs
July – Resources for Packs and Den Leaders

Boy Scouting

Venturing

Program Ambassadors

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Learning Opportunities

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.


Leading The Cub Scout Adventure

During this fun filled week you will journey through the NEW Cub Scout Program from Tiger through Arrow of Light. Den leaders and Cubmasters 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 NEW and EXCITING Adventure 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!

Conference Dates: June 21-17, July 12-18, July 26-August 1, and August 2-8.

To register, visit www.philmonttrainingcenter.org.

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