Mentally Awake – Life Effectiveness

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Overcoming Life’s Challenges

In many ways, the Scouting program is built around learning how to overcome challenges. The purpose of this pamphlet is to offer guidelines and helpful hints to assist Scouts to successfully overcome the challenges that they encounter in Scouting and in their daily lives. Read more

How Scouts’ Friendships Strengthen Patrols

BEST FRIENDS FOREVER? Not if we can help it, say some school officials….. Download


Watch and Listen


Cubcast: Perseverance with Amy Von Culin

If you’re a regular Cubcast listener (as you should be), you may remember Amy Von Culin from last year’s segment on Compassion. This time, the five-year Cub Scout day camp and Webleos resident camp program director joins us for a delightful discussion about how to engage the boys in fun activities to illustrate the June Core Value: Perseverance. Listen here

Cubcast: Compassion with Nancy Ferrell

You have a group of 8-year-old boys coming to the house next week for a den meeting—now what? It will be OK; we understand, and we’re here to help. Joining us to explore the Core Value of compassion is Nancy Ferrell, a Cub Scout leader for over 28 years who had held many volunteer leadership positions in councils all over the country. She currently serves on the Pack Meeting Plan Task Force. Listen here




Designing Effective Goals (by Larry Kubiak)

Since its inception, the Boy Scouts of America has been built around goals. Whether the goal is to adhere to the Scout Oath or to earn the specific merit badges one is working towards or building a winning Pinewood Derby car, being able to successfully plan and achieve a desired end-point is a very large part of Scouting. Read more