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1 Introduction to Cub Scouting 1

2 Opening Ceremony 2

3 The Cub Scout Promise I, (your name), promise to do my best To do my duty to God and my country, To help other people, and To obey the Law of the Pack. 3

4 Why Are You Here? To learn the fundamentals of Cub Scouting To learn what Cub Scout leaders do To learn how to make Cub Scouting work To learn how to have fun with my den and pack To learn how to have successful den and pack meetings and activities 4

5 Today s Training Models a pack meeting Starts with general information Continues with specific information Provides you with the tools to succeed 5

6 What is Cub Scouting? 6

7 Cub Scouting Is for boys aged 7 to 11 or in the first through fifth grade Is family oriented Builds independence Is designed to develop participatory citizenship, character, and personal fitness Has age-appropriate activities and lessons Is the young-boy program of the Boy Scouts of America 7

8 The Foundations of Scouting BSA Mission Statement The Scout Oath The Scout Law The Vision Statement The Aims 8

9 Purposes of Cub Scouting Character Development Spiritual Growth Good Citizenship Sportsmanship and Fitness Family Understanding Respectful Relationships Personal Achievement Friendly Service Fun and Adventure Preparation for Boy Scouts 9

10 Cub Scouting Fun and Adventure It s time for some FUN! 10

11 12 Core Values of Cub Scouting Citizenship Compassion Cooperation Courage Faith Health and fitness Honesty Perseverance Positive attitude Resourcefulness Respect Responsibility 11

12 Character Connections Know what values mean. Commit to doing what feels morally right. Practice living according to the Core Values. 12

13 The Methods of Cub Scouting Living the ideals Belonging to a den Using advancement Involving family and home Participating in activities Serving home and neighborhood Wearing the uniform Making Character Connections 13

14 Age-Appropriate Programs Rank Grade Age Tiger Cubs First 7 Wolf Cubs Second 8 Bear Cubs Third 9 Webelos Fourth, Fifth 10 14

15 Safeguarding Our Youth Youth Protection Two-deep leadership Online training and the resources available Health and Safety What activities are age-appropriate? What are the BSA policies? Training available throughout the year 15

16 MORE FUN CUB SCOUTS LOVE 16

17 Becoming a Bobcat The first accomplishment in Cub Scouting Eight simple requirements It s your turn! 17

18 1. The Cub Scout Promise Learn and say the Cub Scout Promise and complete the Honesty Character Connection. I, (your name), promise to do my best To do my duty to God and my country, To help other people, and To obey the Law of the Pack. 18

19 Character Connections Honesty 19

20 2. The Law of the Pack Say the Law of the Pack. Tell what it means. The Cub Scout follows Akela, The Cub Scout helps the pack go, The pack helps the Cub Scout grow, The Cub Scout gives goodwill. 20

21 3. Tell What Webelos Means We ll Be Loyal Scouts 21

22 4. The Cub Scout Sign Show the Cub Scout sign and tell what it means. 22

23 5. The Cub Scout Handshake Show the Cub Scout handshake and tell what it means. 23

24 6. The Cub Scout Motto Say the Cub Scout motto. A motto is a guiding principle. Do Your Best! 24

25 7. The Cub Scout Salute Give the Cub Scout salute and tell what it means. 25

26 8. Protect Your Children from Child Abuse With your parent or guardian, complete the exercises in the parents guide, How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse. 26

27 Congratulations! You have completed all the requirements a boy needs to earn the Bobcat badge. 27

28 Cub Scouting Time for a Cheer Recognition is always welcome at a pack meeting! 28

29 Review and Questions 29

30 Cub Scouting How we have fun! 30

31 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 31

32 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! 32

33 Pack Organization Chartered Organization Chartered Organization Representative Pack Committee Local Council 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 33

34 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? 34

35 Cub Scout Program FPO 35

36 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 36

37 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 37

38 Pack Budget Plan Funding the pack Pack money-earning ideas Dues Council-supported fund-raising programs Make Scouting affordable 38

39 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 39

40 Parent Involvement 40

41 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 41

42 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 Other books and pamphlets 42

43 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 43

44 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 44

45 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 45

46 Unit Information Sources Pack trainer Other leaders Pack library Visit another den meeting Ask for advice Ask for help 46

47 Recognition 47

48 Closing Ceremony 48

49 Review and Questions 49

50 Den Leader Training 50

51 Objectives To discuss the purposes of the program To learn what a den leader does To plan and conduct a den meeting To plan a field trip (Go See It for Tiger Cubs) To learn about advancement and record keeping To discuss behavior issues To have fun 51

52 Purpose of the Program Beginning and continuing steps in Cub Scouting Age-based activities Family-centered activities Den-centered leadership Introduction to and developing with the fun of Scouting Higher level of self-reliance (for Webelos Scouts) Getting ready for Boy Scouts (for Webelos Scouts) 52

53 The Den Leader Gives leadership to den program planning Works with adult partners (Tiger Cubs) or an assistant and den chief Helps or makes sure that the boys advance Maintains den records Works with other pack leaders Participates in pack program planning Attends monthly roundtables Approves advancement (Webelos) 53

54 The Assistant Den Leader Provides support to the den leader Serves as a backup leader Attends pack meetings Assists in program planning 54

55 Leadership Skills Shared leadership Teamwork Cooperation Communication Working with boys Attitude Setting the example 55

56 Uniforming Sense of belonging Attention Identification with Scouting Webelos Scouts may wear the blue or tan uniform. 56

57 Summary Grade-based and progressive Adult partners are the key. Leaders support it. Leaders set uniforming example. Adults assist as activity badge counselors (Webelos). 57

58 Planning for the Pack and Den Annual program planning conference Monthly pack leaders meeting Den meeting planning and preparation Plan in small segments to be successful. 58

59 Nine Elements of Planning 1. Objective 2. Fun 3. Variety 4. Action 5. Boy Appeal 6. Family Appeal 7. Achievement 8. Resources 9. Flexibility 59

60 Program Planning Steps 1. Annual pack program planning conference 2. Monthly pack leaders planning meetings 60

61 Annual Pack Program Planning Conference Led by the pack chair. Supported by the pack committee and Cubmaster. Den leaders and interested parents attend and participate. 61

62 Monthly Pack Planning Meeting Led by the pack chair. Supported by the pack committee and Cubmaster. Den leaders and interested parents attend and participate. Follows a regular order: Part 1: Evaluating the previous month Part 2: Finalizing the current month Part 3: Planning ahead Part 4: Unit Leadership Enhancements Part 5: Social time and fellowship 62

63 The Scouting Month Two or more den meetings with leaders and/or adult partners One outing, activity, or camping experience (or Go See It for Tiger Cubs) Participation in the pack meeting 63

64 Den & Pack Meeting Resource Guide Most important resource for den leaders One-stop shop for planning den meetings Introduction to Cub Scouting and den leader responsibilities Den meeting plans for all ranks Pack meeting plans References and resources 64

65 Using the Den Plans Two types of den meeting plans are provided. A school year s worth of plans: Focused on path to advancement. Should be followed in order. Assumes a September start and May transition with continued summer activities. Assumes two den meetings are held per month. Additional for dens needing more meetings: Used in any order. Focused on electives. 65

66 Den Meetings Before the Meeting Gathering Opening Business Items Activities Closing After the Meeting 66

67 Before the Meeting Review and make final preparations. Consult the Den & Pack Meeting Resource Guide. Review materials and preparation needed early and often. 67

68 Gathering Have something for them to do: Game Puzzle Magic Outdoor activity Supervision is important! 68

69 Opening Opening ceremony of some type: Flag ceremony (always) Cub Scout motto Song Den yell Prayer 69

70 Business Items Character Connection for monthly Core Values Pack meeting preparation Prepare for special den activities Verify home assignment completion 70

71 Activities Advancement and electives Defined in the Den & Pack Meeting Resource Guide. 71

72 Closing Awards and recognition Reminders (upcoming events and home assignments) Den leader s minute Brief closing ceremony Cleanup 72

73 After the Meeting Review this meeting. Plan/review the next meeting. Clean up. Relax. 73

74 Great Den Meetings... Are planned well in advance Operate with shared leadership Use the boys handbooks and Den & Pack Meeting Resource Guide as the primary guides Follow the den meeting plans from the Den & Pack Meeting Resource Guide Anticipate any behavior problems Are FUN! 74

75 The Tiger Cub Den 75

76 Let s Plan a Tiger Cub Den Meeting Be guided by the Den & Pack Meeting Resource Guide. Cover all parts of the meeting. Focus on how the advancement activities will be handled. Are no more than one hour long. 76

77 Tiger Cubs are Boys First-grader (age 7) behavior Inquisitive First year of school New environment, peer group, adults Parental involvement is essential. Tiger Cubs must follow the code of conduct in meetings and other locations. Teach individual responsibility. 77

78 Tiger Cub Advancement Standard is to Do your best. Achievement is encouraged and recognized. Achievement is recognized when accomplished. Activities are age- and grade-related. Activities are to be done by the boy and his adult partner. 78

79 Tiger Cub Advancement The Bobcat badge Tiger Cub Immediate Recognition Emblem Tiger Cub badge Tiger Track beads 79

80 Achievements Five achievements lead to the Tiger Cub Badge: Making My Family Special Where I Live Keeping Myself Healthy and Safe How I Tell It Let s Go Outdoors Each achievement includes a family activity, den activity, and a Go See It. 80

81 Achievement Recognition Earn the Tiger Track by knowing: The Cub Scout motto The Cub Scout sign The Cub Scout salute Add beads by completing achievements: White bead family activity Orange bead den activity Black bead Go See It 81

82 The Go See It A monthly field trip * Opportunity for boys to discover new things Will be related to handbook advancement or the monthly Core Value In the immediate locale Remember the age group (7-year-olds) Have fun! * The Tiger Cub Handbook has lots of suggestions. 82

83 Planning Tiger Cub Go See Its Do five Go See Its during the year. Prior planning is a must. Share the planning and execution. Involve your Go See It location contact. Use a Tour Planning Checklist. 83

84 Electives 50 electives Lots of different experiences For Tiger Cubs and their adult partners Earn a yellow Tiger Track bead for each 10 electives completed. 84

85 Recognition Immediate At pack meeting Tiger Cub transition Belt loops 85

86 Record Keeping 86

87 Six Great Tiger Cub Den Leader Secrets Adult partners come to all meetings. Boys need a fast-moving program. Alternate energetic activities with quiet ones. Hands-on activities are better than lectures. Boys will learn self-control when given guidelines. Codes of conduct work when enforced consistently. 87

88 Tiger Cub Den Leader Recognition Tenure Complete one year as a registered Tiger Cub den leader. Training Complete Fast Start, Tiger Cub Den Leader Position-Specific Training, and This Is Scouting. Attend one pow wow or University of Scouting, or at least four roundtables. 88

89 The Wolf and Bear Den 89

90 Let s Plan a Wolf and Bear Den Meeting Be guided by the Den & Pack Meeting Resource Guide. Cover all parts of the meeting. Focus on how the advancement activities will be handled. Are no more than one hour long. 90

91 Cub Scouts Are Boys Second- and third-grader (ages 8 and 9) behavior. Boys are inquisitive and growing. Some are new in Cub Scouting and some were Tiger Cubs. Parent involvement is essential. Follow the code of conduct in meetings and other locations. Teach individual responsibility. 91

92 Cub Scout Advancement Standard is to Do your best. Encouragement and recognition of achievement are key. Activities are age-appropriate. Adult partners acknowledge completion of home-based advancement activities. Den leaders verify completion of all advancement activities. 92

93 Cub Scout Advancement Bobcat rank Wolf and Bear achievements Wolf and Bear electives 93

94 Wolf Badge Second grade Parent Guide Wolf Trail: 12 achievements Electives 23 different areas 10 electives = Gold Arrow Point Each 10 additional electives = Silver Arrow Point 94

95 Bear Badge Third grade Parent Guide Bear Trail: 12 of 24 achievements (from four categories) Electives 25 different areas 10 electives = Gold Arrow Point Each 10 additional electives = Silver Arrow Point Achievements may be used for electives 95

96 Achievement Recognition Immediate Progress Toward Ranks emblem Three achievements = one yellow (Wolf) or red (Bear) bead Wolf or Bear badge is awarded at pack meeting Cub Scout Academics and Sports belt loops and pins 96

97 The Field Trip A monthly field trip Opportunity for boys to discover new things Will be related to handbook advancement or the monthly Core Value In the immediate locale Remember the age group (8- to 9-year-olds) Have fun! 97

98 Planning Wolf and Bear Cub Scout Field Trips Prior planning is a must. Share the planning and execution. Involve your field trip location contact. Use a Tour Planning Checklist 98

99 Record Keeping 99

100 Other Cub Scout Activities Field trips and outings Camping! Pack overnighters Day camps Resident camp Family camping Good Turn for America Derbies and regattas Awards World Conservation Award Leave No Trace Awareness Award Outdoor Activity Award 100

101 The Denner and Assistant Denner Boy leadership Help the den leader May lead activities Rotate jobs Teaches responsibility 101

102 The Den Chief Boy Scout or Venturer leadership position Older boy influence Helps the den leader Leads activities Positive attitude Leads by example 102

103 Six Great Cub Scout Den Leader Secrets Adults are encouraged to come to all meetings. Boys need a fast-moving program. Alternate energetic activities with quiet ones. Hands-on activities are better than lectures. Boys will learn self-control when given guidelines. Codes of conduct work when used consistently. 103

104 Cub Scout Den Leader Recognition Tenure Complete one year as a registered Cub Scout den leader. Training Complete Cub Scout Den Leader Fast Start training, Youth Protection training, Cub Scout Den Leader Position-Specific Training, and This Is Scouting. Attend one pow wow or University of Scouting, or at least four roundtables. 104

105 Webelos and Arrow of Light Den 105

106 Let s Plan a Webelos Den Meeting Be guided by the Den & Pack Meeting Resource Guide. Cover all parts of the meeting. Focus on how the advancement activities will be handled. Are no more than one hour long. 106

107 Webelos Scouts Are Boys Fourth- and fifth-grader (age 10) behavior. Inquisitive but growing School is now routine; boys are looking for new challenges. Some are new to Scouting, some are previous Cub Scouts. Build trust. They have a new leader you! 107

108 Webelos Scouts Are Boys Parental involvement is needed. They need hands-on projects. More independence should be expected of the boys. Follow a code of conduct in meetings and other locations. Teach individual responsibility. 108

109 Webelos Advancement Encouragement and recognition of achievement Grade-related and age-appropriate Webelos den leader encourages, ensures, and approves advancement. 109

110 Webelos Advancement Bobcat badge Webelos activity badges Webelos badge Compass points emblem Arrow of Light 110

111 Webelos Activity Badges Physical Skills Aquanaut Athlete Fitness Sportsman Outdoor Activity Forester Geologist Naturalist Outdoorsman Community Citizen Communicator Family Member Readyman Mental Skills Artist Scholar Showman Traveler Technology Craftsman Engineer Handyman Scientist 111

112 Activity Badge Counselor Helps Webelos Scouts earn activity badges Provides instruction at Webelos den meetings The service is temporary and is not a registered BSA position 112

113 Earning the Webelos Badge Eight total requirements Complete three activity badges Fitness (Physical Skills) Citizen (Community) One from any of the three other groups: Outdoor Activities Mental Skills Technology Boy Scout preparation and knowledge 113

114 Earning the Arrow of Light Six months in the den Preparation to join a Boy Scout troop Eight activity badges, including the three for the Webelos badge Troop visit Campout 114

115 Recognition Immediate Webelos colors At pack meeting Activity badges Compass points emblem Belt loops and pins Academics and Sports 115

116 The Field Trip A monthly field trip Opportunity for boys to discover new things Will be related to handbook advancement or the monthly Core Value In the immediate locale Remember the age group (10- to 11-year-olds) Have fun! 116

117 Planning Webelos Field Trips Prior planning is a must. Share the planning and execution. Involve your field trip location contact. Use a Tour Planning Checklist. 117

118 Record Keeping 118

119 Webelos Activities Pack meeting participation Activity-badge-related outings Camping! Pack overnighters Family camping Webelos den camping Boy Scout troop joint campouts Day camps Resident camp Good Turn 119

120 Webelos-to-Scout Transition Start early. Visit troop meetings. Organize joint den/troop campouts. Visit troop activities and camporees.* Discuss options with adults and boys. Explain that not all boys will go to the same troop. Encourage completing the Arrow of Light. Encourage movement to Boy Scouts of Webelos Scouts and parents. * Webelos Scouts may not participate in activities or stay overnight. 120

121 The Denner and Assistant Denner Boy leadership Help the den leader. May lead activities. Denner service teaches responsibility. 121

122 The Den Chief Boy Scout or Venturer leadership position Older boy influence Helps the den leader. Leads activities. Positive attitude Leads by example. 122

123 Six Great Webelos Den Leader Secrets Be tolerant regarding boys increasingly busy schedules. Boys need a fast-moving program. Alternate energetic activities with quiet ones. Hands-on activities are better than lectures. Boys will learn self-control when given guidelines. Guide boys to Boy Scouts. 123

124 Webelos Den Leader Recognition Tenure Complete one year as a registered Webelos den leader. Training Complete Webelos Den Leader Fast Start training, Webelos Den Leader Position-Specific Training, and This Is Scouting. Complete outdoor training for Webelos den leaders. Attend a Cub Scout leader pow wow or University of Scouting, or at least four roundtables. 124

125 Review and Questions 125

126 Congratulations! 126

127 The Cubmaster 127

128 Objectives Define the roles of the Cubmaster and assistant Cubmaster. Describe the Cub Scout advancement program. Review the importance of pack program planning. Plan a pack meeting. Describe the Cubmaster Award. Succeed as a Cubmaster. 128

129 The Pack Chartered Organization Chartered Organization Representative Pack Committee Local Council 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 129

130 The Cubmaster Complete Cubmaster Fast Start training and leader position-specific training. Attend monthly roundtables. Plan and help carry out the Cub Scout program in the pack including leading the monthly pack meeting according to BSA policies. With the pack committee, develop and execute a year-round recruitment plan for recruiting boys into Cub Scouting. Work on program ideas, selecting and recruiting adult leaders, and establishing a budget plan. Guide and support den leaders through their required training. 130

131 The Assistant Cubmaster Help the Cubmaster as needed. Be ready to fill in for the Cubmaster, if necessary. Complete Cubmaster Fast Start training and positionspecific Basic Leader Training. Attend monthly roundtables and participate in pack meetings. Supervise den chiefs and see that they are trained. Conduct the monthly den chief planning meeting for all den leaders, assistant den leaders, and den chiefs to plan and coordinate weekly den meetings and pack meeting participation. Along with the pack committee, develop and promote an ongoing plan for recruiting new boys. 131

132 Cubmaster Support Pack committee Den leaders Chartered organization District and council, through Commissioners District Cub Scout roundtables District committee District executive District training team 132

133 Leadership Skills Working with the pack team Effective communications Understanding and working with boys Projecting Cub Scout spirit Showmanship as the pack s Master of Ceremonies 133

134 The Advancement Method Grade-related and progressive An asset for parents Parents roles change as boys mature. 134

135 Cub Scout Advancement The Bobcat badge The Tiger Cub badge The Wolf badge The Bear badge The Webelos badge The Arrow of Light Award 135

136 Cub Scout Uniforming Sense of belonging Recognition Identification with Scouting 136

137 Adult Leader Uniforming Sets the example 137

138 Summary Advancement is grade-based and progressive. A partnership between parents and leaders is key to advancement. Leaders set the uniforming example for all. 138

139 Planning in the Pack Annual program planning conference The monthly pack leaders meeting Pack meeting built around monthly Core Values. Core Values tie each pack meeting together Utilize Cub Scout Leader Book Den & Pack Meeting Resource Guide Scouting magazine Boys Life 139

140 Nine Elements of Planning 1. Objective 2. Fun 3. Variety 4. Action 5. Boy Appeal 6. Family Appeal 7. Achievement 8. Resources 9. Flexibility 140

141 Program Planning Steps 1. Annual pack program planning conference 2. Monthly pack leaders planning meetings 141

142 Annual Pack Program Planning Conference Led by the pack chair. Supported by the pack committee and Cubmaster. Den leaders and interested parents attend and participate. 142

143 Key Outcomes of Annual Pack Planning Meeting Pack schedule Pack budget Pack leadership 143

144 Pack Budgeting Led by the pack committee Developed annually Defines what the pack will do Outlines how funds will be raised 144

145 Pack Activities Blue and gold banquet District and council activities Field trips and hikes Pinewood derby Raingutter regatta Space derby Scouting Anniversary Week celebrations Service projects Year-round program! 145

146 Cub Scout Camping Day camp Resident camp Family camping Pack camping (overnighters) Be sure to include pack camping in your annual program plans. 146

147 Monthly Pack Planning Meeting Led by the pack chair. Supported by the pack committee and Cubmaster. Den leaders and interested parents attend and participate. Follows a regular order: Part 1: Evaluating the previous month Part 2: Finalizing the current month Part 3: Planning ahead Part 4: Unit Leadership Enhancements Part 5: Social time and fellowship 147

148 Cub Scout Pack Meetings Before the Meeting Gathering Opening Program Recognition Closing After the Meeting The Den & Pack Meeting Resource Guide contains a model pack meeting plan for each month! 148

149 Before the Meeting Room arrangements Materials and equipment Meeting agenda review Recognition review Put on a smile. Get ready to have FUN! 149

150 Gathering Greeters Den exhibits Pre-opening activity 150

151 Opening Opening ceremony/prayer Flag ceremony Pledge of Allegiance Song (fun and active) Welcome and introductions (short and sweet) 151

152 Program Tiger Cub and Cub Scout den skits and stunts Webelos den demonstrations Games Include as many boys as possible! Involve parents and others, too. Organization is necessary. Be prepared. 152

153 Recognition Boys Advancement Special awards Leaders Special thanks Leader award presentation Attendance awards Organization 153

154 Closing Announcements Keep them short Important items only Handouts for the other items Closing ceremony Cubmaster s Minute Flag ceremony, etc. 154

155 After the Meeting Serve refreshments. Clean up. Start getting ready for the next meeting. 155

156 The Ideal Pack Meeting Well-planned Everyone participates. Exhibits Proper uniforms Pack meeting program is followed. Start and stop on time. Keep moving. Advancement KISMIF 156

157 Let s Plan a Pack Meeting 157

158 Working With Adults Leadership in a busy society All-volunteer force Encourage, don t instruct. Gain consensus. Many hands make light work. Sometimes, things might not get done. 158

159 Working With Boys Keep the program lively. Find things they like. Have more than you need. Keep moving. Make parents responsible. 159

160 It s Your Pack Have fun. Keep organized. Know what s next. Smile. Have a positive attitude. 160

161 Cubmaster Award Tenure Serve as a registered assistant Cubmaster for one year and a registered Cubmaster for one year, or serve as a registered Cubmaster for two years. Training Complete The New Cubmaster Fast Start training, Cubmaster position-specific training, and This Is Scouting. Attend a Cub Scout leader pow wow or University of Scouting, or at least four roundtables. 161

162 Review and Questions 162

163 Congratulations! 163

164 The Pack Committee 164

165 Objectives Define the role of the pack committee. Describe the makeup of the pack committee. List the people who support the pack committee. Explain the pack planning process. Discuss how packs are funded. Describe where packs get help. 165

166 The Pack Chartered Organization Chartered Organization Representative Pack Committee Local Council 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 166

167 The Pack Committee Oversees the development of the annual pack plan including: Pack calendar Pack budget Pack leadership Selects leadership Provides program support Provides a safe meeting location Helps with charter renewal Supervises finances and equipment Works closely with the Cubmaster 167

168 Pack Leaders Chartered organization representative Pack committee chair and members and/or parent coordinator three registered leaders required Pack trainer Cubmaster and assistant Den leaders and assistants Den chiefs Member of Pack Committee X X X X X 168

169 Pack Committee Functions (Members) Chair Secretary Treasurer Advancement Public relations Outings Membership and re-registration Friends of Scouting Some pack committees may not have all positions! 169

170 The Pack Committee Is Supported by the Chartered organization District and council, through Commissioners District Cub Scout roundtables District committee District executive District training team 170

171 Pack Policies Pack bylaws Bank account control Asset control Insurance Tour permits Adult recruitment and training Enforce two-deep leadership 171

172 Cub Scout Advancement Encouragement and recognition of achievement Grade-related and progressive A tool for parents The role of parents changes 172

173 Parents and Advancement Tiger Cub parents are adult partners. Cub Scout parents work with their boys. Webelos leaders work directly with Webelos Scouts. Parents are encouraged to serve as activity badge counselors. 173

174 Cub Scout Uniforming Sense of belonging An equalizer all Cub Scouts are the same Recognition Encourages proper behavior Identification with Scouting Promotes advancement 174

175 Summary The role of the pack committee Advancement Grade-based and progressive Parents are key to advancement for Tiger Cubs and Wolf and Bear Cub Scouts. Leaders are key to advancement for Webelos Scouts. Leaders set uniforming example for everyone. 175

176 Planning in the Pack Annual program planning conference The monthly pack committee meeting Pack built around monthly Core Values Core Values tie each pack meeting together 176

177 Key Outcomes of Annual Pack Planning Meeting Pack schedule Pack budget Pack leadership 177

178 Yearly Planning Cycle 1 Spring update meeting Spring recruitment Summertime activities Camping Scouting-approved programs Picnics and other outings Summertime Pack Award Begin planning pack budget Cub Scouting is a year-round program! 178

179 Yearly Planning Cycle 2 Fall recruiting New den formation Leader training Charter renewal Blue and gold banquet February Include council and district activities Fund through unit budget plan 179

180 Activities Pack meetings Camping Outings Derbies and regattas Council and district activities Cub Scouting is a year-round program! 180

181 Cub Scout Camping Cub Scout day camp Cub Scout/Webelos Scout resident camp Webelos den overnight camping Webelos-ree Council-organized family camping Pack overnighters Be sure to include pack camping in your annual program plans. 181

182 Cub Scout Pack Meetings Before the Meeting Gathering Opening Program Recognition Closing After the Meeting 182

183 Let s Plan a Cub Scout Year 183

184 Pack Budget Plan Who? When? What? How? 184

185 Pack Budget Plan Registration Boys Life Unit accident insurance Reserve fund Other expenses Program materials Activities and camps 185

186 Earning Money Weekly or program year dues Family and leader registration Chartered organization The pack The community Unit money-earning projects (requires council approval) 186

187 Let s Build a Budget 187

188 Pack Success Centennial Quality Unit Award Leader training Functioning pack Advancement Membership Activities On-time charter renewal Increased retention 188

189 Cub Scouter Award Tenure Complete two years as a registered adult leader in a Cub Scout pack Training Complete Fast Start training for your position, Youth Protection training, position-specific training for pack committee member, and This Is Scouting. Attend a Cub Scout leader pow wow or University of Scouting, or at least four roundtables. 189

190 Review and Questions 190

191 Congratulations! 191

192 The Pack Trainer 192

193 Objectives Discuss the role of the pack trainer. Describe the required training for Cub Scout leaders. Describe the supplemental training for Cub Scout leaders. 193

194 How Pack Trainers Help Conducting orientation of new families and pack leaders Encouraging new pack leaders to participate in online training and attend Cub Scout Leader Basic Training, which includes Cub Scout Leader Position-Specific Training and This is Scouting Helping with Unit Leadership Enhancements during pack leaders and/or committee meetings 194

195 How Pack Trainers Help Conducting other training as designated by the district and/or council Encouraging pack leaders to attend ongoing training, such as roundtable, pow wow, BALOO, Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders, and Wood Badge 195

196 How Pack Trainers Help Remaining current on training materials and program updates Keeping track of pack training records Encouraging den chiefs to attend den chief training 196

197 New Parent Orientation Immediately provide information and an orientation to new parents in the pack. Ease the transition to Scouting. Family orientation is covered in the Cub Scout Leader Book. 197

198 Unit Leadership Enhancements Provide information to leaders during pack adult meeting Topics: Advancement Annual program planning Character development Cub Scout camping Family involvement Leadership training Membership National awards Pack budget plan Pack committee Pack meetings Planning special events Policies of the BSA Program evaluation Youth Protection 198

199 Leadership Skills Shared leadership Teamwork Cooperation Communication Attitude Setting the example 199

200 Required Leader Training Fast Start immediately or within a week Youth Protection immediately (online) Available through district or council. Can be delivered by pack trainer. Position-Specific as soon as possible This Is Scouting (online) 200

201 Survey of Cub Scouting Leader Training Introduction What Is Cub Scouting? How We Have Fun Position-Specific training Den Leaders Cubmaster Pack Committee Chair and Member 201

202 Supplemental Leader Training BALOO Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders Pow wow University of Scouting Council or district supplemental Philmont Training Center opportunities 202

203 BALOO Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation Required for pack to camp at councilapproved locations At least one person per unit How to prepare and conduct an overnight activity 203

204 Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders Planning and activities Basic skills Camping essentials Knots and ropes Tents and packs Outdoor activity badges Cooking and sanitation How to have fun 204

205 Pow Wow Cub Scout leader supplemental training Usually a day-long event Many supplemental courses Fun and exciting themes and activities Conducted by council or district 205

206 University of Scouting Some councils hold this event. Combines Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Venturing, and commissioner service. Day-long event Broad range of subjects 206

207 Philmont Training Center Open to all Scouting leaders Family-oriented activities Cub Scout courses 207

208 Den Chief Training For Boy Scouts and Venturers who are filling a den chief leadership position. Fast Start (online) provides immediate help when Scout or Venturer is appointed. Den chief conference provides: Structure of den meeting Games and activities How den chiefs can help the den leader 208

209 Safety Training Youth Protection (online) Health and safety Safe Swim Defense (online) Safety Afloat (online) First aid CPR 209

210 Roundtable Monthly meeting Conducted by district commissioner staff. Program information Planning assistance Den and pack ideas For all leaders! 210

211 Wood Badge Advanced leadership training Weeklong or two extended weekends Focuses on five leadership areas. Skills that apply to home, work, and Scouting. 211

212 Pack Training Records Unit Inventory of Training Training Attendance Report Training Status Change 212

213 Resources Cub Scout Leader Book Cub Scout Leader How-To Book Webelos Leader Guide Scouting magazine Boys Life Council and district calendar Council and district training teams Trainer development conference 213

214 Resources Leadership Training Committee Guide Guide to Safe Scouting National, council, district, and unit Web sites Youth handbooks 214

215 Pack Trainer Award Tenure Complete two years as a registered pack trainer. Training Complete Fast Start training for the pack committee. Complete Youth Protection training. Be familiar with and able to explain the key elements of position-specific training for all volunteer positions in the pack. Complete This is Scouting. Participate in a trainer development conference. Complete Leader Position-Specific Training for Pack Trainer 215

216 Review and Questions 216

217 Congratulations! 217

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