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May 2018 – New-Unit Development: Providing Scouting to Girls

Posted by on Apr 28, 2018 in National Boy Scout News

We all know by now that girls will be able to join Scouting in 2019, but it’s already May, which means 2019 is just seven months away. That seems like a long time but we all know it’ll be here before we know it. Gene Butler, the Business Development Specialist for the National Alliances team at the National Service Center, joins us to explain what’s needed to start a troop so we’re ready on day one to provide this wonderful program we call Scouting to girls. Powered by...

May 2018 – A Deeper Discussion on STEM Awards

Posted by on Apr 28, 2018 in National Cub Scout News

So, listeners, you may remember an episode from a few years ago about STEM program. Tinia Graham remembered and contacted the CubCast mailbox with some pretty specific follow-up questions. So, we invited Supernova Mentor, Teresa Colletti, back to the show to discuss Tinia’s questions on the Nova and Supernova awards and the use of counselors and mentors. (And yes, there is a difference between the two.)   Listen |Download |Transcript | Powered by...

From our Council Commissioner

Posted by on Apr 3, 2018 in Council News

  Volunteerism in the Nation’s leading youth-serving organization   Wow!  What an exciting time to be involved in Scouting as we expand to serve the entire family. Earlier this year Cub Scouting expanded to include girls and next February, Boy Scouting will begin providing opportunities to girls as well.  We’re finding many of the girls joining Cubs aren’t coming from previous Scouting families, which indicates a real interest in what Scouting has to offer. With this expansion, comes more opportunities to volunteer and we all know this organization is fully dependent on volunteers. First and foremost is stepping up at the unit level.  Lion and Tiger Partners are often...

Golden Eagle Dinners…

Posted by on Apr 2, 2018 in Council News, Featured

Scouting and heroism go hand-in-hand. Scouts have always looked up to role models they consider heroes, inside and outside our movement. Scouts have been heroes, too – some on a grand stage, some in quiet ways, and that’s no accident. Having heroes is an important step on the road to becoming one.  Did you know, 11 of the 12 men who walked on the moon were Scouts?  Since the space program began, more than half of all American astronauts have had Scouting backgrounds. Every Scout promises to be brave, and these Scouts – these heroes – show us what bravery really is. We are lucky to have so many...