Category: For the Packs

Recognition for doing your best

From Frank Cub Scouts, even boys of the same age, may have very different developmental timetables. For this reason, Cub Scouting advancement is centered on its motto: “Do Your Best.” When a boy has done this, his very best, then regardless of the requirements…

Resource: Pinewood Derby Tips

The Internet is full of resources for Cub Scouts wanting to make a better, faster Pinewood Derby car.  (Not surprisingly, the best source for this is Boys’ Life.) But what about parents and Scouters wanting to plan a better Pinewood Derby? I’ve got you covered with these…

Girls Welcome!

On October 11, 2017, the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America’s Board of Directors unanimously agreed to welcome girls into its Cub Scout program and to deliver a Scouting program for older girls that will enable females to advance and earn the…

Muggle Friendly Blue and Gold

Nancy Burke is the Cubmaster of Pack 19 of Dallas, and her pack’s Harry Potter-themed banquet thrilled visitors young and old. Source: Scouting magazine

Resource: Pack Meeting Plans

Did you know: The National BSA has a recommended topic for each month of the Cub Scouting program based on a point of the Scout Law? Did you know: The National BSA has prepared a full lesson plan for the designated point of the…

Resource: Gaining Volunteers

Scout Leader: One of the most rewarding jobs you will have in your lifetime. Creating memories with your child which will remain well into their adulthood. Being a leader can be a tough job. Not only do you have to prepare the boys to…

Resource: Starting Your Den

Here’s something which may be of help for the new leader: Top 10  – “Things to get done” Get contact information for Cub Master, Chair, Chartered Organization Representative (The person who talks to the Pastor or Chairman of the PTA), and every family in…

Remember the Tigers

February, the time of year when Blue and Gold banquets occur. Let’s remember our littlest Scouts and make sure they have a role to play in the ceremonies. Recognition and fun are important parts of the Cub Scouting program. Parents seeing the look on…

How Does Cub Scouts Work?

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is a complex organization that requires organizational charts and committees and sub-committees and layers upon layers of bureaucracy to assure that the Scouting program is carried out to the benefit of the youth we serve. It can make…

For the Packs

Hello Pack Leaders. During January and February of 2018, the Shawnee Trails (ST) Commissioner Corps is focused on three key outcomes before the first day of March 2018: All ST Packs turn in their Journey to Excellence Forms no later than 19 January, 2018….

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