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Cub Scouts: Getting Parents Involved

Encouraging parents to volunteerRecently, one of our readers asked for suggestions on how to get Cub Scout parents more involved in helping. That is something that many packs struggle with. How do we get parents to help out so that the burden isn’t all on the den leaders or committee members?

We all are busy, but I’m a big believer that we make time for what’s important to us. Scouting isn’t like soccer or baseball where we’re on the sidelines cheering our sons on. Cub Scouting is hands on. Whether you’re helping them learn how to tie knots or showing them how to use a hammer or teaching them how to cook their own breakfast, parents will definitely need to be involved.

I did some research and found 14 ideas that may be helpful.  Not all of the suggestions will be appropriate for your pack or den, but I hope that some of these will be beneficial for you. Continue reading