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

May 2018 – A Deeper Discussion on STEM Awards

May 2018 – A Deeper Discussion on STEM Awards

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...

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Posted by on Mar 30, 2018 in National Cub Scout News

April 2018 – Youth Protection Training

April is Youth Protection Month and the Boy Scouts of America takes that very seriously. True youth protection can be achieved only through the focused commitment of everyone in Scouting. In this special crossover CubCast/ScoutCast episode, BSA Director of Youth Protection, Michael Johnson, explains how the revised Youth Protection training helps volunteers and professionals maintain a culture of Youth Protection awareness and safety at the national, regional, area, council, district, and unit levels. Powered by...

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

March 2018 – The Webelos Den and Your Scout Troop

In this special CubCast/ScoutCast episode, Amy and Bryan chat with Linda Baker, Program Vice President of the Northeast Region, about preparing both your Webelos Den and your Scout troop for the Webelos-to-Scout transition plan. Linda is currently working on the task force updating the Cub Scout handbooks and is a local Troop Committee Chair, so she has a great perspective from both sides of the transition process. Powered by...

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Posted by on Jan 30, 2018 in National Cub Scout News

February 2018 – Family Program: Camping and Outdoor Activities

So, your pack has decided to adopt the Family Program and now you have either an all-girl or a coed pack. Congratulations on embracing this new chapter of Scouting! Now comes the fun part of planning the activities, especially camping and outdoor activities. Can you simply repeat the things you did last year? Dianna Marsh, Cub Scout Camping Director for the Michigan Crossroads Council in Lansing, Michigan, shares with us how it’s going to be easier than you imagine. Powered by...

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Posted by on Dec 28, 2017 in National Cub Scout News

January 2018 – What Does the Cub Scout Family Program Look Like?

It’s 2018 and the Boy Scouts of America is introducing the new Family Program! You probably know that means girls will now be allowed into the Cub Scouting program, but you might be wondering how it’s all going to work. As National Alliances Team Lead, Lee Shaw has had to work closely with all the various Chartered Organizations on ensuring a smooth transition into Scouting’s new Family Program. He joins us to answer questions about what this new program looks like. Powered by...

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