Update, Jan. 27, 2014: Sea Scouts, see how this applies to you here.
It’s been more than a year since I blogged about the switch to the Scout Oath and Scout Law in all programs, a change that primarily affects Venturing and Cub Scouting.
The resolution, passed by the National Executive Board last year, means that soon every Scout of any age will use the Scout Oath and Law instead of reciting separate, program-specific sayings. Cub Scouts will recite the Scout Oath and Law instead of the Cub Scout Promise and Law of the Pack. Similarly, Venturers will no longer use the Venturing Oath and Venturing Code.
As I said in the October 2012 post, the changes weren’t immediate. And today, I have new details about the rollout.
The rollout is timed “with the release of youth handbooks and leader aids supporting this and other changes related to Strategic Plan Goal 411.”
That means for Venturing, the change will take place in May 2014. For Cub Scouts, it’s May 2015.
Follow the jump to learn how you can get a head start on finding out about the new program changes for Venturing and Cub Scouting.
Are you the kind of Scouter who likes to be on the leading edge of changes to the organization? Then register now for Venturing: The New Vision (one session) and Getting the 411 on the NEW Cub Scout Adventure Program (four sessions) at the Philmont Training Center in 2014. Register here.
An additional Venturing training opportunity exists at Sea Base in January. Check it out here (PDF).
More on what’s changing, what isn’t
Find more of the details you’re looking for in my October 2012 post