Cub Scouting by jianghongl

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									Cub Scouting
How we have fun!




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Fun comes from . . .
•   The Cub Scout month
•   Pack organization
•   Annual program planning conference
•   Unit budget plan
•   Parent involvement—how to get help
•   Activities (pack, district, and council)
•   Resources and information




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The Cub Scout Month
• Two or More Den Meetings
  – Boys and leaders
  – Activities and advancement
    (including outings)
• Pack Meeting
  – Fun
  – Recognition
  – Show, share, and succeed!




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Pack Organization
 Chartered Organization   Chartered Organization
                              Representative
                                                      Local Council

                             Pack Committee


      Pack Trainer


                               Cubmaster


  Assistant Cubmaster




 Tiger Cub Den Leaders    Cub Scout Den Leaders    Webelos Den Leaders



     Adult Partners        Assistant Cub Scout      Assistant Webelos
                               Den Leaders             Den Leaders


       Den Chief                Den Chief               Den Chief


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Cub Scout Program
• Prepared den meeting and pack meeting plans
• How to have fun for a month
• Ideas for den and pack meetings
• Supported by Den & Pack Meeting Resource
  Guide, Scouting magazine, and Boys’ Life
• Answers the question: What should we do?




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Cub Scout Program



                    FPO




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12 Core Values
Month       Core Value           Pack Activity
September   Cooperation          Pack open house
October     Responsibility       Fire prevention activities
November    Citizenship          Pack service projects
December    Respect              Blue and gold workshop
January     Positive attitude    Derby workshop
February    Resourcefulness      Pack in uniform
March       Compassion           First-aid night
April       Faith                Campfire workshop
May         Health and fitness   Sports workshop
June        Perseverance         Bike Safety, bike rodeo
July        Courage              Leave No Trace
August      Honesty              Water carnival



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The Cub Scout Year
• Annual program planning conference
• Decide what to do the following year
• Add your own activities
  –   Pinewood derby®
  –   Space derby
  –   Raingutter regatta
  –   Field trips
• Ensure a year-round program
  – Summertime Pack Award
  – Day/resident/family/pack camping
• Quality Unit Award
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Pack Budget Plan
•   Funding the pack
•   Pack money-earning ideas
•   Dues
•   Council-supported fund-raising programs
•   Make Scouting affordable




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Parent Involvement
• Encourage all parents to participate
• Ask for help
   – Start with just one job
   – Ask them to do something specific
• Ask them to register
   – Insurance coverage
   – Closer relationship to the unit
   – Scouting magazine
• Consider
   – Single-parent families
   – Grandparents
• Parent and Family Talent Survey
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Parent Involvement




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Activities
• Advancement
• Academics and Sports belt loops
• Summer camps
  – Day camp
  – Resident camping
• Pack camping overnighters at
  council-approved facilities
• Family camping
• Field trips
• Tour Planning Checklist
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National Cub Scouting Resources
•   Leader Book
•   Den & Pack Meeting Resource Guide
•   Leader How-To Book
•   Webelos Leader Guide
•   Scouting magazine
•   Boys’ Life
•   National Web sites
    –   www.myscouting.org
    –   www.scouting.org
    –   www.scoutingmagazine.org
    –   www.scoutstuff.org
    –   www.scoutparents.org
• Other books and pamphlets


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Local Cub Scouting Resources
•   Local council service center
•   District executive and other support staff
•   District and unit commissioner
•   Scout executive
•   Camping facilities
•   Program support
•   Fund-raising programs
•   Activities


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Local Information Sources
• Training
   –   Cub Scout Leader Fast Start (online)
   –   Youth Protection (online)
   –   Cub Scout Leader Position-Specific Training
   –   This Is Scouting (online)
   –   Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)
   –   Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders
   –   Health and Safety




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Local Information Sources
• Roundtable
   –   Monthly meeting
   –   For all leaders and interested parents
   –   Conducted by the district
   –   Program ideas and fun
• Council Web site, newsletters, others
• Commissioners service




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Unit Information Sources
•   Pack trainer
•   Other leaders
•   Pack library
•   Visit another den meeting
•   Ask for advice
•   Ask for help




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Recognition




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Closing Ceremony




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Review and Questions




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