Program Updates - 2015 and Beyond

Breaking News

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.

New Cub Scouting Images Available Now!
Looking to update your presentations with new graphics? Click here for images such as: the new Tiger logo, new adventure loop and pin icons, new youth handbook covers, new leader resource covers, and more! Click here.

Purchasing Adventure Loops and Pins for Recognition
The new adventure insignia (belt loops and pins) will be available for purchase in Scout Shops as immediate recognition devices. No advancement report required. Purchase of rank badges continues to require signed advancement reports. Click here for policy statement.

Day Camp Guidance – New Cub Scout Program Launch
If you’ve planned your 2015 Day Camp using the current Academics and Sports program (retiring as the new program transitions June 1), no need to change course. Work with your local scout shop to make sure the needed insignia from the current program are still available and in their inventory. Click here for further guidance.

Transition in LDS Chartered Units – New Cub Scout Program
Need additional guidance on transitioning from the current to the new Cub Scout program in LDS units? Click here for details on making a smooth transition.

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

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

April – New Pack Meeting Plans
May – Aquatic Adventures
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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