I 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.”
Her Cub Scout Connections guide groups cross-rank adventures into 15 themes such as Cooking & Nutrition, Plants & Wildlife, STEM and Camping. For example, you can see the knot-tying requirements for each rank. As you plan your knot-tying event, you’ll know what you need to include for each rank’s requirements.
Nisha kindly agreed to allow me to share this helpful guide with you. Click the link below to download the guide.
I would love to hear about the connections you find. Share them in a comment below.
Yours in Scouting,
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