Your time volunteering in Cub Scouting will be rewarding and fun, and the information here will help you get off to the right start.
This brochure is designed to help new families understand the basics of Cub Scouting when they first join.
Guide to Safe Scouting
All participants in official Scouting activities should become familiar with the Guide to Safe Scouting, applicable program literature or manuals, and be aware of state or local government regulations that supersede Boy Scouts of America practices, policies, and guidelines. The Guide to Safe Scouting is an overview of Scouting policies and procedures gleaned from a variety of sources. For some items, the policy statements are complete. Unit leaders are expected to review the additional reference material cited prior to conducting such activities.
ScoutBook is your on-line resource to assist you with tracking and reporting awards for the youth in your den. In addition, it provides the ability to set up calendars and reminders to parents for events and activities.
With new features being developed, ScoutBook will become the one place you go for all your Den Leader needs.
ScoutBook is free for everyone registered in Scouting. Once you are registered, you or another leader can set up who is in your den and off you go!
The Scouting App provides access to ScoutBook while on the go. Parents can see how their child is progressing, get notifications about meetings, and inform Den Leaders when a Cub Scout has completed a requirement at home.
Make sure all your parents download the Scouting App for free onto their mobile device.
Free On-line Resources
Family Talent Survey – One of the first things to have parents in your den complete is this survey to help you identify parents who have resources.
Lion Den Record – If not using ScoutBook use this manual record sheet to track the attendance and accomplishments of the members of your den.
Lion Den Advancement Report – If not using ScoutBook use this manual report to submit to your Pack so recognition items can be purchased.
Attendance and Dues – This form is available if you are tracking attendance and den dues manually.
Activity Consent Form – The recommended use of this form is for the consent and approval for Cub Scouts to participate in any activity that is not at your regular den meeting location.
Resources Available for Purchase
Den Code of Conduct Poster Set – This set includes a poster to create your Den Code of Conduct, and a posters of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
Lion Advancement Chart – Use this poster size chart to track and showcase the accomplishments of your den.
Adventure Pocket Certificate – Used to recognize Cub Scouts when they complete an adventure. Most packs provide this at Pack Meetings.
Lion Rank Pocket Certificate – Used to recognize Cub Scouts when they complete the Lion rank. Most packs provide this at Pack Meetings.
Health and Safety
Meeting Place Inspection Sheet – If not already done for your den meeting location, complete this inspection sheet.
Annual Health and Medical Record – Each Cub Scout and adult leader participating in an activity that is not at your regular den meeting location is to complete this medical record. A copy of the record is to be with the leader of the activity or a designee.
Age Appropriate Guidelines – This chart indicates what activities your Cub Scouts are allowed to participate in.