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New Cub Scout Items

ARE YOU READY….

FOR THE NEW CUB SCOUT PROGRAM?

On June 1st the Cub Scouting program as we know it will undergo a complete transformation creating a program that is more Exciting for Scouts & Easier for Leaders to Implement!

New Handbooks, Leader Guides and More – In Stock no later than May 1st

Order Yours TODAY!!

The nationwide roll-out of the new programs has obviously created a huge demand for the new materials.  We will receive our first shipment of Handbooks, Leader Guides, Insignias, Belt Loops and more, on or before May 1st.  You can reserve new materials NOW and pay when they come in….putting you at the front of the line!  Orders will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.

Just to whet your appetite, here are some highlights of the coming program updates:

  • The program will be segmented into month-long “adventures”, each having a common theme like “Games Tigers Play”, “Bear Necessities” (camping readiness), and “First Responder” (first aid for Webelos).
  • The month’s adventure can be accomplished over one or more den meetings, outdoor activities, and pack-wide events.
  • Meeting and outdoor activity plans are spelled out in the leader materials, so leaders can follow a well-described path toward success. (Naturally, there’s plenty of room for creativity and giving programs your own flavor, but this will be much easier for those who want to follow a recipe.)
  • Some month-long adventures will be required, while others will be electives. A greater number of adventures can be electives as the Scouts get older.
  • With completion of each monthly adventure, the boy will earn an adventure belt loop (similar to the old belt loops) acknowledging his accomplishment. The old “immediate recognition kits” (beads), belt loop and activity pin programs will be retired.
  • Rank advancement will require a total of seven completed adventures, i.e. seven months of program. This minimum seven-month program allows boys to earn their rank badge early in the year, but there are plenty of adventures available, so dens can have fun activities year-round.
  • Most of the program requirements are designed to be met during Scout meetings and activities, leaving little “homework” for parents.

 

Advantages to this new program include: 

  • Each month the program changes completely, so there’s little room for boredom.
  • Belt loops, while a popular part of the past program, are now integrated into advancement so they’re not just “extracurricular.”
  • The program retains the same lessons of duty to God and country, duty to others, and duty to one’s self, but it does so in a much more cohesive way, similar to the way school curricula have evolved, that allow Scouts to “wade into” a particular topic area.
  • This program is much, much more user-friendly for new leaders who have little experience in Cub Scouting

 

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