Hosting a fun community event is a great way to introduce Cub Scouting to new families. It’s a way for kids to have fun while parents get information in a more relaxed environment than a traditional round up. Last year, my pack hosted a geocaching event.
This year, we decided to do a Rocket Academy. BSA has a great outline for a Rocket Academy, but I had something else in mind. I envisioned having different stations with rocket-related activities. Here’s how we planned and executed our Rocket Academy. Continue reading
Those of us who are already involved in Cub Scouts know how much fun it can be for the boys, but if a boy has never been exposed to Scouting, we need to have some good Cub Scout recruitment ideas. Many packs hold a recruiting event just after school starts in the fall. It may be called a “Round Up,” a “Scout Rally Night” or a “Join Cub Scouts Event.”
Regardless of the name, this is an important event for your pack. A Cubmaster was recently interviewed on CubCast (a BSA scouting podcast) about how he is so successful in recruiting new Cub Scouts. What he said stuck with me. He is “selling fun to the boys,” and he is “marketing positive experiences to the parents.” Continue reading
We have some family friends that we’ve known for generations. Literally. My grandmother and my friend, Jessica’s, grandfather went to school together in the 1930s.
Our families have been woven together so long, we sometimes we forget that we aren’t related! 🙂
I want to share a Cub Scout story that comes from our dear friends.
Jessica has a son named Matthew who is the same age as my son, Grant. Matthew is a Cub Scout too. Check out their then and now pictures! What cuties! Continue reading