Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Transition worries?

Is anyone worried about the transition to the new Cub Scout Program?!?!?!

Don't BE!! It'll be great!  This is from the Transition Guildelines-

Recommended approach: The following are guidelines approved by the BSA National Council to address the way in which LDS chartered units operate. Please review the following while remembering to Keep It Simple, Make It Fun!

1. Make every effort to have boys close to completing their badge of rank prior to May 31. After this time, they can go on to experience the new program for the balance of their time in the den.
2. Every boy who has not completed his badge of rank by May 31 will complete his badge of rank with some mix of achievements from the current program and adventures from the new program. We should not be troubled by this. The constant is that these boys will have experienced a fun, family-oriented program delivered by adults who care about them.
3. Plan now for the program you want for your den and pack in the future. Using the new program, plan the required and elective adventures you want to be delivering from June forward—this program year and into the future. Take into account school and holiday schedules, local climate and pack considerations, etc.
4. Beginning in June, have fun with the new program! Use the plan created in No. 3 and the soon-to-be-available den leader guides to plan your individual den meetings. All boys may begin using the new program as early as June 1st but should be on the new program no later than the beginning of their 2015/2016 Scouting year – typically when school starts.
5. Give your boys credit for the work they have done through May 31 in the current program and credit for what they will do in the new program from June forward. And when they reach their birthday, award them their badge! (emphasis is mine!)

Friday, February 13, 2015

BB Gun training and Shooting Activitiy

Here's some information on the upcoming Cub Scout Shooting Activity- PLEASE go to the trainings, and get trained so we can give this great opportunity to our Cubs!

Cubmaster helps for Feb. Roundtable

Here are some fun ideas for your March Pack Meeting!

February Roundtable Newsletter

Here is February's Newsletter!

Webelos Engineer links

Here's a few links and ideas to help with the Webelos Engineer and Scientist pins:

First, our DaVinci Bridge is a hit-

If you want to borrow my bridge (ok, my husband's bridge lol) call, or email me! or  my phone number is on the back of the newsletter
Measurements to make your own- 
4 short cross pieces- 22 inches long
8 long pieces- 29 inches with a notch cut about 1 inch from each end-

First off- some ideas that were posted here last year-- a video of how to build the bridge, and one using paint sticks-

a printable booklet-it has a FUN idea on pg 14 of a flashlight.  pg 17 shows pulleys using rope and sticks-

Catapult activity- 

thanks!- link fixed

Thanks to all who supported us at Roundtable last night! We have such wonderful cub leaders in our area!  The health form link is fixed------------------------>>>> 

Watch the blog today for cubmaster helps and other helps from last night!