Connections in the 2015 Cub Scout Program Changes

connections screen shotI have a great resource to share with you!

With the Academic and Sports program (aka belt loops) being incorporated into the new adventures, many of us are concerned about program planning for multiple ranks.  For example, we could offer a baseball or geography program where all boys–Tigers through Webelos–could earn a belt loop.  The new adventure program isn’t set up that way.

Dr. Nisha Zoeller, who attended one of the Philmont Training Center classes this past summer, identified that need and created a program planning resource.  She wanted “to show the connections and common themes among Adventures across ranks to encourage the continuation of pack-level and multi-age programming.”  Continue reading

“Vote!” — Cub Scout Awards Presentation

Cub Scout Election Themed Awards PresentationIf you’re focusing on elections during your pack meeting, here’s a fun way to present awards the boys have earned using “Vote!” banners!  I tried to detail each step, so it looks like they are more time-consuming to make than they are.

Here’s what you need:

  1. A copy of this document.
  2. Wooden dowel or skewer available through my affiliate link. If you use the skewers, make sure you cut the sharp point off.
  3. Scissors
  4. Tape

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Scoutbook: Great Alternative to a Cub Scout Tracking Spreadsheet

scoutbook logoScoutbook sponsored this post, but the opinions are totally mine.  As always, I will never recommend a product or service that I wouldn’t use myself.

If you’re using a Cub Scout tracking spreadsheet for your pack’s advancement, you’ll want to take a look at this better option.  Scoutbook is an incredible online tool to track your son’s Scouting journey. Continue reading