Saturday, March 15, 2014

Outdoor Games

As the weather turns nicer, don't forget to put the "out" in scouting- get outside!  Here are some outdoor games to try with your pack or den.

New Leader?

Here are some great helps for Leaders who are new to cub scouting- First- Den Meetings made simple!-
Next- a great reminder of how Roundtable can help us all!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Core Value Fun

Our amazing Wolf and Bear Leader has these handouts on every Core Value, ways to make the Character Connections FUN!  After all- Cub Scouts like to have FUN!

Cubmaster helps from March Roundtable

Here are some great resources to help you with your April Pack meetings!  The Core value is Faith, and the Theme is My Family Tree
Thanks to our Cubmaster Leaders!

March Roundtable Newsletter

Here is the Newsletter from March's Roundtable- with helps for April- The Core Value is Faith, and the Theme is My Family Tree. 

Don't forget Scouting for food bags need to go out before next Saturday, so the Boy Scouts can pick them up, and Cub Scout Swim day is next Saturday!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Characteristics of a Great Den!

Just found this in my email, and thought I'd share it with you!

Characteristics of a Great Den
Recently research revealed what a den needs to be great. Hopefully this describes your den. If not, maybe you can start applying these methods to build a strong and successful den.
  1. Our den has a motivated den leader - that's you. (by the way, parents responded that this is the most important element to them.)
  2. A trained and prepared den leader.
  3. Every boy in our den has his own book for his rank.
  4. Our den has a program plan. (This can be shared with families in the form of a calendar.) Also, our den communicates regularly with the parents.
  5. We conduct fun, relevant den meetings.
  6. Our parents are actively involved with the den.
  7. Our Cub Scouts experience advancement on a regular basis.

The den leader position could be the most important one in the Boy Scouts of America. As den leader, you personally affect the future of six to eight Cub Scouts. Will they have a good experience that will influence them positively for the rest of their lives? Or will they have a negative experience, which can have the opposite effect? What you do is so important. Thank you!