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Posted by on Nov 21, 2018 in National Cub Scout News

December 2018 – Get Ready for the Pinewood Derby®!

You’re probably busy with end-of-year and holiday preparations, but, pinewood derby time will be here before you know it. If you haven’t started planning yet, we’ve got you covered. We were lucky enough to get Matt Gaor, the event chair of New York’s Pinewood Derby World Championship for the last four years. With his leadership, the event went from only 125 participants for the first year up to 350 racers and 2,000 attendees this year. Even if you have started your planning, we bet you’ll pick up an extra tip or two. Powered by...

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Posted by on Oct 26, 2018 in National Cub Scout News

November 2018 – The Lions Program

Loyal listener, @Howard_Chalmers had some questions about changes to the Lions program, now that it’s no longer a pilot program, but a bona fide, real-life program of the BSA. Christine McDanal the Council Lion Champion for the National Capital Area Council in Washington, DC. Will assist us with everything we need to know about the new Lions program. So, if you’re a Lions’ Den Leader or Cubmaster who now has Lion dens in your pack meeting, joins us for all the updates now that Lions have moved from pilot program to a full-fledged BSA program. Powered by...

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Posted by on Sep 27, 2018 in National Cub Scout News

October 2018 – Let’s Talk About Advancement

By now your dens and packs have already gone through forming and storming and should be in the norming phase of group and team development, so now is a good time to discuss Cub Scout advancement. Joining us for this episode is Missy Campbell, Cubmaster of Pack 157 in the Great Smoky Mountain Council in Knoxville, Tennessee. Powered by...

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Posted by on Aug 24, 2018 in National Cub Scout News

September 2018 – Conflict Resolution

An email came into the CubCast mailbox from Katherine Drahmann who asked for an episode on resolving conflicts between den members. She points out that sometimes events occur outside the Den or Pack meeting and are then continued in the meeting. Joining us for this discussion on resolving conflict is Grace Davidson. Grace has been a very active volunteer with the Circle 10 Council in Dallas, Texas, serving as everything from den leader, Director of Day Camp, and Den Chief Trainer to Merit Badge Counselor and Troop Chaplain, and everything in between. We are so happy that she found time to join us for what is sure to be a fascinating discussion on conflict resolution in a den and pack. Powered by...

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Posted by on Jun 27, 2018 in National Cub Scout News

July 2018 – All-Girl Dens: Challenges and Success Stories

We’re now about six months into having all-girl dens in the Cub Scouting program and you’re probably wondering – hmm, how’s that working out? We were curious about that ourselves, so, we invited Jenny Hickey, the Cubmaster of Cub Scout Pack 4 in Portland, Oregon, to share her challenges and how she overcame them as well as her success stories. (A tip for listening to the successes – you might want to have a tissue handy.) Powered by...

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