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

December 2018 – Scouts BSA Frequently Asked Questions

The new Scouts BSA program—in case anyone out there hasn’t already heard—means girls will be allowed to join Scout troops in February 2019. This is a big change to our already fantastic organization, so naturally the questions have been pouring in. We’ve gathered a list of the most frequently asked questions and joining us is the woman with all the answers—April McMillian. April is the department manager of Program Development here at the BSA National Service Center and will help us get the right answers to all those burning questions. Powered by...

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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 Boy Scout News

November 2018 – Crossover for Adults

This month’s episode stems from a tweet we received asking if we could have an episode not on youth who cross over from Cub Scouting to Scouts BSA but on adults who cross over from Cub Scouting to Scouts BSA. And we agreed that would make for an interesting discussion. So, we invited Steve Bowen back to the show. You may remember Steve from the November 2014 show where we discussed the development of merit badges. In addition to being on the National Merit Badge Subcommittee and other national committees, Steve has served as both a Cubmaster and a Scoutmaster, so we look to him for guidance on this topic. 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 Boy Scout News

October 2018 – Be Prepared for Your First Meeting

OK, listeners, we’ve had discussions on new-unit development and recruiting youth and leaders, so now is the time to start planning those meetings and activities. But we don’t want to throw everything out there at once, so let’s figure out what you need to do to Be Prepared for that first meeting. To help us with that is Lorie McGraw, a Scouting volunteer for 23 years with the Indian Waters Council in Columbia, South Carolina, Somehow, she found time to also prepare to be an assistant Scoutmaster for a new all-girl troop that will start next year. Powered by...

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