Category Archives: Cub Scout Ranks

How to Print New Cub Scout Requirements To Fit in Handbooks

new cub scout requirements By now, all of you have heard about the new Cub Scout requirements modifications that were implemented at the beginning of December 2016.

The Boy Scouts of America now has created an addendum for each rank that lists all of the rank and adventure requirements, including those that weren’t changed.  These documents will help us update our current handbooks.

Some of my Scouting friends who are involved at the national level tell me that BSA’s plan is to continue selling their current inventory of handbooks until it is deleted. When the book is reprinted, it will reflect the modifications.  It’s my understanding that the addenda will be printed and distributed with each handbook that is sold, but I’m not sure when they’ll be available. Continue reading

Webcasts for New Cub Scout Program

Since the new Cub Scout program became effective on June 1, 2015, I’m sure many of you are feeling a bit uncomfortable.  I understand!  Change is always a bit scary.

But I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the program.  Instead of “working on advancement,” the boys will be “going on adventures.”    Some of the best parts of today’s program (both rank requirements and the Sports & Academics program) were incorporated into the new adventures.  And you’ll also find some great improvements! Continue reading