Cub Scouting How we have fun!
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
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!
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 Den Leaders Assistant Webelos Den Leaders Den Chief Den Chief Den Chief
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?
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
Pack Budget Plan • Funding the pack • Pack money-earning ideas • Dues • Council-supported fund-raising programs • Make Scouting affordable
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
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
National Cub Scouting Resources • Leader Book • Den & Pack Meeting Resource Guide • Leader How-To Book • Webelos Leader Guide • Scouting magazine • Boys’ Life • Youth Protection training • National Web sites • www.myscouting.org • www.scouting.org • www.scoutingmagazine.org • www.scoutstuff.org • www.scoutparents.org • Other books and pamphlets
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
Local Information Sources • Training • Cub Scout Leader Fast Start (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
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
Unit Information Sources • Pack trainer • Other leaders • Pack library • Visit another den meeting • Ask for advice • Ask for help